Introduction to Spanish
This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Spanish (common course-id SPAN 100), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).
General Course Description: SPAN 100
This introductory course teaches beginning language acquisition in a cultural context through listening, speaking, reading and writing. The students will interact with authentic language in cultural context.
Minimum Units: 4.0
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
Note: The objectives for this course will emphasize them in a cultural context.
- Understand the cultural nuances of everyday life in the Hispanic world;
- Communicate orally and in writing in a variety of meaningful real life activities moving toward the intermediate level of proficiency on the national ACTFL scale (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages);
- Greet and express leave-taking phrases by comparing and contrasting appropriate phrases used in Spanish-speaking countries;
- Express likes and dislikes/wishes and preferences;
- Obtain information about people, places and things;
- Describe self, family and friends and understand the value of family in the Hispanic world;
- Express feelings;
- State future plans;
- Talk about daily routines;
- Interact in a basic phone conversation;
- Order in a restaurant in a culturally appropriate way;
- Plan for a trip;
- Express some commands by understanding the importance of formality when talking to strangers; and
- Talk about some events in the past.
May include, but are not limited to
- pre and post assessments,
- brief presentations,
- short compositions,
- oral interviews,
- journals, and