CSPA103: Conversational Spanish III

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/02/2024

Course Description

This course is a continuation of Conversational Spanish 101 and 102, with an increased focus on grammar and vocabulary supporting practical conversational skills. Intended for students whose first language is not Spanish but who have previous Spanish training and/or experience through CSPA 102.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The ultimate goal of this course is to enable the student to communicate effectively in Spanish. Focus is on development of the four communicative skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing (in order of priority). Spanish is a widely spoken language from Latin America, Central America, Europe, and the United States. This study will open unique doors of opportunity in fields such as Christian service, education, international relations, scientific research, technology, and world commerce.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to participate in 3 Discussions throughout the course:

  • Discussion: Spanish Video Presentation
  • Discussion: Spanish Video “Las Preferencias”
  • Discussion: Cultural Event/Celebration in a Spanish-Speaking Country

The Discussion: Spanish Video Presentation and Discussion: Spanish Video “Las Preferencias” will require video posts (2-3 minutes) using YouTube (or other approved method) and 2 replies (30 seconds to 1 minute each). The remaining discussion will be completed in the traditional written format, requiring 3 paragraphs for the thread and two replies at 100 words each.

Rosetta Stone Assignments (8)

The student will work through Levels 4-5 which corresponds to Units 13-20 in Rosetta Stone. Each Rosetta Stone Unit will have 5 lessons which the student will need to complete during the assigned Module: Week. Each unit will be graded as an average score from the core lessons and the milestone plus participation in the in-between lessons, all of which assess student achievement during that unit. (CLO: A, B, C, D)

Spanish Video Assignment

The student will complete the Spanish Video Assignment on a topic assigned by the instructor. This assignment will be 2-3 minutes in length.

Rosetta Stone: LiveTutoring Session: Summary and Reflection Assignments (4)

The student will complete 4 Live Tutoring Sessions within the Rosetta Stone program:

  • Rosetta Stone: Live Tutoring Session: Summary and Reflection: Tourism and Recreation 
  • Rosetta Stone: Live Tutoring Session: Summary and Reflection: Hobbies and Professions
  • Rosetta Stone: Live Tutoring Session: Summary and Reflection: At Home and Around Town 
  • Rosetta Stone: Live tutoring Session: Summary and Reflection:  Business and Industries

Once the session has been completed, the student will complete the Rosetta Stone: Live Tutoring Session: Summary and Reflection Assignment which must include a summary of the session, a reflection on his/her personal speaking abilities, and a plan for improvement.

Oral Proficiency Interview

To determine the student’s overall Spanish proficiency, he/she will complete the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPIc). The OPIc is an internationally recognized oral proficiency assessment created by Language Testing International (LTI). After completing the interview, the student will summarize and reflect on his/her experiences in the interview and throughout the course via the Quiz: Oral Proficiency Interview, Summary, and Reflection.

Quiz: To-Do List

In this quiz, the student will confirm that he/she has read the required information for being successful in the course. This quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week. This quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 6 true/false questions, and will have no time limit.

Quiz: Midterm Grammar Assessment

This quiz will address certain learned vocabulary and/or grammatical concepts. This quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week., and will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 essay questions, and will have a 45-minute time limit.

Quiz: Oral Proficiency Interview

This quiz allows the student to confirm that he/she has scheduled his/her Oral Proficiency Interview. This quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week, and will be open-book/open-notes, contain 1 essay question, and will have no time limit.

Quiz: Oral Proficiency Interview, Summary, and Reflection

This quiz gives the student an opportunity to reflect on the experience throughout course and during the Oral Proficiency Interview. This quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week, and will be open-book/open-notes, contain 1 essay question, and will have no time limit.

Quiz: Final Grammar Assessment

This quiz will address certain learned vocabulary and/or grammatical concepts. This quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week, and will be open-book/open-notes, contain 13 essay questions, and will have a 1-hour time limit.

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