Conversational Spanish II – CSPA 102

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will further the objectives of CSPA 101 by expanding students’ practical conversational skills. Intended for students whose first language is not Spanish but who have previous Spanish training and/or experience through CSPA 101.

Prerequisite

CSPA 101

Rationale

The increasing importance of the Spanish language in the United States and the growth of a global marketplace as well as a ministry field make the study of Spanish and foreign languages valuable. It is the goal of the conversational courses at Liberty University for the student to engage this world effectively in Spanish and to grow in his/her appreciation of the Hispanic cultures. This course recognizes the value of language study and assumes that the student is genuinely interested in learning to communicate practically in Spanish.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply practical vocabulary and simple syntax in conversational Spanish.
  2. Comprehend sentences and questions in conversational Spanish.
  3. Express themselves orally in Spanish using clear diction, good pronunciation, and suitable intonation.
  4. Expand vocabulary and grammatical concepts.
  5. Explore Latin American culture.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to participate in 3 Discussion Board Forums throughout the course. Discussion Board Forums 1 and 3 will require video posts to YouTube. Discussion Board Forum 2 will be completed in 2 parts, a thread and replies.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Units

The student will complete all the lessons in Level 2, Units 7–8 in Level 2; Level 3, Units 9–12; and Level 4, Unit 13. The units will assess speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills introduced in the unit. RS unit grades will be calculated as an average score of the Lesson 1 Core Lesson, Lesson 2 Core Lesson, Lesson 3 Core Lesson,  Lesson 4 Core Lesson, Level 5 Milestone.

Rosetta Stone Live Tutoring Summary/Reflections (2)

The student will complete 2 Live Tutoring sessions within the Rosetta Stone program. Once the session has been completed, the student will complete the Rosetta Stone Live Tutoring Summary/Reflection assignment which must include a summary of the session, a reflection on his/her personal speaking abilities, and a plan for improvement.

Oral Assessment

The student will complete the oral assessment on a topic given by the instructor.


Pretests (4)

The student will complete 1 pretest in preparation for each test. The purpose of the pretests is to allow the student to practice before each of the tests. The concepts on the pretests are the ones necessary to do well on the tests. The student may take each pretest an unlimited number of times; the score from the last attempt will be the score that is counted toward the student’s final grade.

Tests (4)

There will be 4 tests throughout the course addressing certain vocabulary and/or grammar concepts learned. The tests will assess reading and writing skills specifically. Each quiz is open-book/open-notes, has a 25-minute time limit, and is comprised of fill-in-the-blank questions or sentence translations.

Final Exam

There will be 2 parts to the Final Exam.

Oral

The student will participate in an oral interview conducted by the LU Online Foreign Language Lab.

Written

The student will complete an exam consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions.