MSU Elementary Spanish 101 Section: _______ Primavera 2015
Days & Place: MWF1 Room: 213 BRECK
Instructor: Sissy Alloway. Office: 215-E . Hours: see at office
E-mail: [email protected] Office Phone #: 783- 2728 **PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CELL PHONE AND MUSIC PLAYER ARE TURNED OFF BEFORE CLASS STARTS**
Elementary Spanish: Communicating in Spanish through the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course also includes the appreciation and understanding of the Spanish and Latin American culture.
By the end of the semester of Spanish (101) with ?Mosaicos! Students should be able to do the following in terms of each language skills: 1. Listening. Understand Spanish spoken at a slower than normal pace, understand some Spanish spoken directly to you with familiar topics. Generally, you will understand the idea and principal facts, but not necessarily all the words and finer details. 2. Speaking. Handle greetings, introductions, ask and answer questions on a variety of everyday topics, describe people and places, narrate events in the present; participate in short conversations, and create with the language. You will be understandable to most native speakers.
3. Reading. Read almost any simple, culturally non-specific Spanish text and also be able to profit from reading materials written for native speakers of Spanish.
4. Writing. Develop writing skills similar to your speaking skills in terms of ability to describe, narrate in the present and near future tense, and so on.
5. Culture. Besides these linguistic skills, students will acquire cultural knowledge about the Spanish-speaking world and its peoples.
Required Books and Tools
Mosaicos: Spanish as a World Language, 6th Edition
By Matilde Olivella Castells, Elizabeth E….