Maricopa Community Colleges  SPA202   20006-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 5-23-00

SPA202  2000 Fall – 2009 Summer II


4.0 Credit(s)

4.0 Period(s)

Intermediate Spanish II

Review of grammar, continued development of Spanish language skills with continued study of the Spanish-speaking cultures.

Prerequisites: SPA201, or permission of Department or Division.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


SPA202  2000 Fall – 2009 Summer II

Intermediate Spanish II



Identify and explain main ideas of lengthy aural discourse of increasingly complex topics in Spanish. (I)


Ask questions to elicit information and respond to questions extemporaneously on increasingly complex topics in Spanish. (I, II)


Maintain a conversation in Spanish on increasingly complex topics with moderate accuracy. (II)


Derive meaning from authentic and increasingly complex Spanish texts. (III)


Analyze and evaluate texts which have a clear, underlying structure. (III)


Write a composition of at least 300 words in Spanish, using appropriate structure and vocabulary and following the writing process. (IV)


Describe and explain the norms, values and beliefs of areas in which Spanish is commonly used. (V)


Identify and describe cultural achievements in the Spanish- speaking world. (V)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


SPA202  2000 Fall – 2009 Summer II

Intermediate Spanish II


I. Listening Skills

A. Narratives

B. Conversations

C. Authentic audio-visual (produced for native Spanish speakers)

II. Speaking Skills

A. Oral communication about various topics

1. Current events

2. Social issues

3. Culture

4. Other topics

B. Oral Presentations

III. Reading Skills

A. Literature

B. Journalistic selections

C. Internet sources

D. Other texts

IV. Writing Skills

A. Review of major grammatical structures

1. Verbs

a. Uses of (ser) and (estar)

b. Preterite and imperfect

c. Contrast of subjunctive and indicative moods

d. All commands

e. All compound tenses

2. All pronouns

3. Special uses of prepositions

4. Idiomatic expressions

B. Written compositions

1. Narratives

2. Letters

3. Essays

V. Hispanic Culture

A. Geography of Hispanic regions

B. History

C. Traditions and customs

D. Norms and beliefs

E. Social issues

F. Music, art, and literature

G. Local Hispanic communities



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