FLS 110 - Accelerated Elementary Spanish

Contents of FLS 101 and FLS 102 at an accelerated pace, for students placed into the course based on results of the Spanish placement test. Development of communicative abilities within an integrated skills approach (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Introduction to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Includes extensive written and oral assignments of language structures and vocabulary. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Closed to native speakers of Spanish.


Schedules and Syllabi

Fall 2020

MWF

Spring 2020

MWF


Catalog Description

A score of 167-285 on the Spanish placement exam is required for matriculation in this course. Contents of FLS 101 and FLS 102 at an accelerated pace, for students placed into the course based on results of the Spanish placement test, or those with prior knowledge of another Romance language. Significant amount of work outside of class. Development of a balanced foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and understanding Hispanic cultures. Listening and speaking; development of a balanced foundation in all Spanish language skills. Idiomatic, everyday Spanish and cultural awareness. Class practice, laboratory and written homework. For more information about text book and other details see Lower Level Spanish.

Prerequisites

THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR YOU IF YOU HAVE NOT STUDIED SPANISH PREVIOUSLY.

A placement score of 167-285 on the department's Spanish placement test is required for matriculation. If you have not taken the placement test, or if you did not place high enough, do not register for the course.

  • This course IS for you if you have had 1+ years of Spanish in high school, and are at or near the FLS 102 level, but would like a refresher on the material in FLS 101 before taking FLS 102.
  • All content of FLS 101 and FLS 102 are covered and completed at an accelerated pace.
  • There will be a SIGNIFICANT amount of work outside of class (4 hours outside of class for every hour in class, whereas a normal course typically requires two hours work outside of class for every hour in class).
  • We will focus on the development of a balanced foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and understanding Hispanic cultures.
  • We will cover FLS 101 material in approximately 5 weeks of class, and the FLS 102 material during the remaining 10 weeks. (or 1 1/2 weeks and 3 1/2 weeks respectively, in the summer).
  • If taking this course in the summer students should not normally matriculate in other courses and should have a minimal work load.

Course Objectives

1. Communicative Skills

Successful students at the 110 level…

1.1 express themselves in present time using short sentences addressing familiar topics, personalizing material and at times communicating in short strings of sentences; some accuracy in expression of other time frames may be evident
1.2 are able to meet some practical writing needs by following a model or using familiar material
1.3 are often understood by those accustomed to interacting with language learners
1.4 demonstrate listening and reading comprehension of short pieces of formal and informal Spanish in familiar contexts

Contexts in which students perform the language tasks and functions include:

1.5 Daily routine and health issues
1.6 Food and beverage preferences and restaurant visits
1.7 Clothing choices and shopping experiences
1.8 Holidays, celebrations and vacations
1.9 Air travel and lodging

Language functions include:

1.10 Describing a daily routine
1.11 Expressing preferences and desires
1.12 Making comparisons
1.13 Asking and answering more detailed questions
1.14 Relating past actions and feelings
1.15 Giving instructions

2. Cultural Knowledge and Skills

Successful students are able to…

2.1 identify countries and regions of the Spanish-speaking world
2.2 identify and describe distinguishing features of countries and regions in the Spanish-speaking world
2.3 give examples of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Spanish-speaking world
2.4 describe influences of the history and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world on the student’s native culture
2.5 compare and contrast patterns of behavior in the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and the student’s native culture

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