Conversational Spanish II – CSPA 102

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/07/2022

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.

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

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.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion: Video Presentations in Spanish

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to participate in 1 Discussion, which involves creating a video main thread and two video replies.

Quiz: To-Do List

You will answer 11 true/false and short-answer questions. You will be highly encouraged to review the provided study guide document before attempting this quiz.

Rosetta Stone Assignments (8)

The student will complete a total of 8 units, which comprise all the lessons in Level 2, Units 5–8 and Level 3, Units 9–12. 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. These assignments will be accessed and completed through Rosetta Stone.

Quiz: Language Learning Expectations

The student will describe his or her background in learning a second language, his or her expectations for learning a second language, and his or her plans for learning a second language. (CLO: F)

Quizzes: LU OFLL Tutoring Session (2)

The student will participate in 2 LU OFLL Tutoring sessions. Each session is one-on-one and will address the student’s specific learning needs. Once the session has been completed, the student will complete the respective Quiz: LU OFLL Tutoring Session, detailing the session and reflecting on strengths and weaknesses. (CLO: A, B, C)

Quizzes: Rosetta Stone Live Coaching Session (3)

The student will complete 3 Live Coaching sessions within the Rosetta Stone program. Once the session has been completed, the student will complete the respective Quiz: Rosetta Stone Live Coaching Session, detailing the session. (CLO: A, B, C)

Spanish Video Assignment

The student will complete the Spanish video assignment on a topic given by the instructor.

Quiz: Midterm Grammar Review

The quiz will address certain vocabulary and/or grammar concepts learned. The quiz will assess reading and writing skills specifically. The quiz is open-book/open-notes, has a 1-hour time limit, and is comprised of multiple choice, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions. The quiz will cover Module 1: Week 1 - Module 5: Week 5.

Spanish Oral Interview Assignment

The student will participate in an oral interview administered by the LU Online Foreign Language Lab. Students might take an alternative oral assessment designed by the instructor if administration through LU Online Foreign Language Lab is not possible.

Quiz: Final Grammar Assessment

The quiz will address certain vocabulary and/or grammar concepts learned throughout the course. The quiz will assess reading and writing skills specifically. The quiz is open-book/open-notes, has a 1-hour time limit, and is comprised of multiple choice, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions. The quiz will cover Module 1: Week 1 - Module 8: Week 8.

Quiz: Language Reflection

The student will identity and reflect on his or her own language learning experiences. (CLO: D)