Comparative Studies 2105
Six Reasons to study Spanish
Spanish 1101 is the first course of a four course sequence (1101,
1102, 1103) which leads to the fulfillment of the foreign language
requirement. Spanish is the primary language of instruction. The general
goal of the course is to develop basic language skills. During this course
• develop a vocabulary base to begin building language skills.
Vocabulary includes but is not limited to: greetings, describing people and
places, professions, past times, family, academics, the home and household
• develop knowledge of the grammar structures associated with, but not
limited to, the following: identifying and describing people, places,
events, and objects; using the verb estar for describing health conditions
and location; requesting and reporting information using -ar, -er, -ir
verbs; expressing likes and dislikes with the verb gustar and others like
gustar; indicating possession; using the verbal expressions of tener, the
verb ir, and the verbal expression ir + a + infinitive to talk about the
immediate future, stem changing verbs; the use of direct and indirect object
pronouns to describe daily habits and routines.
• listen to simple passages and answer questions about the content.
Read simple authentic texts and answer questions about the content.
Write simple paragraphs using acquired vocabulary and grammar
• engage in, and sustain, basic face-to-face conversation with others.
Use the Internet to acquire information about the Spanish-speaking
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of selected elements of various
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