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SPAN 111/3.0 Beginning Spanish I

Course applicable to the following Majors / Medials/ Minors:    DEVS (eligible) / HISP (core) / LANG (option) / LLCU (option)
Course Instructor: Sandra Araya Rojas
This course is available in:   Fall term at the BISC
Course Prerequisites / Exclusions:   ONE‐WAY EXCLUSION - May not be taken with or after SPAN 112/3.0; SPAN 204/3.0; SPAN 205/3.0; SPAN 301/3.0; SPAN 302/3.0; SPAN 303/3.0; SPAN 304/3.0; SPAN 401/3.0; SPAN 402/3.0; SPAN 201/6.0.

SPAN111 is not just a course where you learn a language, but also a course where you learn to understand the culture. By having a virtual exchange with university students from Argentina, you can learn a lot about their culture. For a first year , such opportunities are precious and really interesting!


Course Highlights:

More than just a language course! SPAN 111 will focus on Spanish culture, cuisine, contemporary events and items in the news.

No previous experience necessary. SPAN 111 provides a solid grounding in elementary Spanish. Practice your reading, writing, listening and grammar.

Put theory into practice with our virtual exchange program. Chat online in Spanish with students in Argentina.


SPAN 111/3.0 Beginning Spanish I

This course offers a basic level of Spanish understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students who have no previous knowledge of this language, thus, the contents of the course are those of an elementary level (A)

Learning Outcomes

By means of a teaching methodology, which includes the development of a student portfolio, group dynamics, implementation of linguistic skills, introduction and practice of vocabulary and introductory sessions of Spanish culture, the students will:

  • Develop knowledge and appreciation for Spanish language, whilst familiarizing with specific vocabulary.
  • Develop learning and communication strategies
  • Acquire communicative competencies linked to social & cultural issues referred to the Spanish speaker.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Examples of previous ELOs or this course include: Salsa dance class, tapas cooking lesson, virtual exchange with undergraduate students in Argentina.

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