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Spanish 2020 Syllabus -- Intermediate Spanish II 

Description:   Spanish 2020 is the second course of the intermediate level of Spanish, which is designed to provide college students with a more advanced foundation in the following basic skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture.

  This class will endeavour to use the basic skills you learned in Spanish 1010, 1020, and 2010 to a higher level of communicative competence.  The grammar rules, which you learned in the elementary classes, will be highlighted again, together with additional rules.  The grammar, with additional vocabulary, is essential for building the basic skills for communication.  Also, Spanish 2020 will require more reading in dealing with Spanish and Latin American cultures.  You will find that reading not only reinforces the other basic skills in learning the language, but also enhances knowledge of the many societies where Spanish is spoken.


Blanco et alt.,  Vistas: Introducción a la lengua española and accompanying workbook. Vista Higher Learning.


Requirements:  Class attendance is required and due to the nature of language learning, essential for the success of learning Spanish. You should prepare all material assigned for each class.  If being absent for a class is necessary, you are still responsible for all work covered.  I strongly recommend that you get a classmate’s phone number so that you will be prepared for class in case of absence.

  Tests will be given after each chapter is covered.  If you must miss a test, let me know ahead of time so that you can arrange a time with me to take the test as soon as possible.  There will be no final exam, but the last exam will be given on the date of the final exam, which for this class is on Thursday, May  at 10:00 a.m.

  Class presentations:  You will have to give 2 (2) three to four (3-4) -minute class presentations on a Spanish subject- a person, place, country, etc. These presentations will be given in Spanish, and the use of visual and/or audio aids is encouraged.

  Grades:  The grading scale will be as follows:

    A:  90-100
    B:  80-89
    C:  70-79
    D:  60-69
    F  59 and below

Grade Distribution:

    Attendance & Participation:    5%
    Homework:                            5%
    Presentations:                         10%
    Tests:                                     80%


                                           TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR SPANISH 2020

Enero: 16 Introducción y repaso. Formal commands.
Enero 18 Review the forms of the subjunctive.
Enero 23 Subjunctive with verbs of will and influence.
Enero 25 Quiz over the subjunctive forms and with will and influence. Nature and the environment.
Enero 30 The subjunctive with verbs of emotion. The subjunctive with verbs that express doubt, disbelief, and denial.
Febrero 1 The subjunctive with verbs that express doubt, disbelief, and denial. Conjunctions that require the subjunctive. Conjunctions followed by the subjunctive or the indicative.
Febrero 6 Conjunctions that require the subjunctive. Review.
Febrero 8 Examen I
Febrero 13 Presentaciones de los estudiantes. City life. Daily chores.
Febrero 15 City life. Daily chores. Money and banking. Giving and getting directions.
Febrero 20 The subjunctive in adjective clauses.
Febrero 22 Nosotros commands.
Febrero 27 Past participles used as adjectives. Review
Marzo 1 Examen II
Marzo 13 Health and well-being. Exercise and staying in shape. Nutrition.
Marzo 15 The present perfect.
Marzo 20 The past perfect. The present perfect subjunctive.
Marzo 22 The present perfect subjunctive. Review.
Marzo 27 Examen III.
Marzo 29 Professions and occupations. The workplace. Job interviews.
The future tense.
Abril 3 The future tense. The future perfect.
Abril 5 The future perfect. The past subjunctive.
Abril 10 The past subjunctive. Review.
Abril 12 Examen IV.
Abril 17 Presentaciones de los estudiantes.
Abril 19 The arts. Movies and television. The conditional tense.
Abril 24 The conditional perfect.
Abril 26 The past perfect subjunctive.
Mayo 3 Examen final. 10:00 a.m. Hickman 140.

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