Spanish II

Term Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Code SPAN02
Ages 12 & up
Instructor Dr. Myriam Borges Thompson
Price 1 semester $450
Price 2 semesters $800

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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 learn to make themselves understood. This class 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. Students must attend the live classes. The first semester begins the week of August 17th and ends the week of December 14th. The second semester begins the week of January 11th, 2021, and ends the week of May 10th.

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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