Spanish II

Term Fall Semester 2021, Spring Semester 2022
Code SP15
Ages 12 & up
Instructor Dr. Myriam Borges Thompson
Price 1 semester $550
Price 2 semesters $1000

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In this intermediate-level course, students will continue to develop the vocabulary, grammar, and cultural concepts introduced in Spanish I. The main objective of this course is for students to acquire a more fluent level of communication in Spanish. This will allow them to understand native speakers of Spanish and to make themselves understood. This course will be conducted in Spanish most of the time. All instructions, exercises, and comments will be presented first in Spanish and later in English (although students may request additional information in English at any time).

Live Classes: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Fall semester begins the week of August 16th and ends the week of December 13th. Spring semester 2022 begins the week of January 10th and ends the week of May 9th. Students must attend the live classes.

Student Expectations: Each week there will be a recording of new vocabulary words, phrases, and expressions. Students should listen, repeat, and practice for twenty minutes every day. Sometimes there will be a song or a refrain to learn. After the third week, students will be encouraged to listen to additional recordings of short stories, selections, and poems. Students will submit weekly assignments, complete unit quizzes, and work with dialogues and class exercises.

Student Support: The instructor is available via email.

Feedback/Assessment: Feedback will be provided on assignments, quizzes, and classwork.

Materials: All necessary reading and study materials will be provided and posted online. Students must have a good Spanish-English dictionary, a class notebook, 3×5-inch index cards, drawing paper, and pencils.

Prerequisites: Students should have completed Spanish I or one to two years of Spanish instruction.

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