Maricopa Community Colleges  SPA201   20056-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 4-26-05

SPA201  2005 Fall – 2009 Summer II


4.0 Credit(s)

4.0 Period(s)

Intermediate Spanish I

Continued study of essential Spanish grammar and Spanish-speaking cultures. Continued practice and development of reading, writing, and speaking skills in Spanish. Emphasis on fluency and accuracy in spoken Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPA102, or SPA111, or permission of Department or Division.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


SPA201  2005 Fall – 2009 Summer II

Intermediate Spanish I



Explain main ideas of extended aural discourse of increasingly complex topics in Spanish. (I)


Answer questions and express opinions extemporaneously about a variety of topics using Spanish pronunciation, intonation, and a full range of verb forms. (II)


Derives meaning from authentic Spanish texts on a variety of subjects. (III)


Write a composition of at least 200 words using Spanish structure and vocabulary, and following the writing process (organizing, writing, revising, proofreading). (IV)


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


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

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


SPA201  2005 Fall – 2009 Summer II

Intermediate Spanish I


I. Listening Skills

A. Narratives

B. Conversations

C. Authentic audio-visual

II. Speaking Skills

A. Oral communication

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. Grammatical structure

1. Verbs

a. Indicative

1. Simple

2. Compound

b. Subjunctive

1. Simple

2. Compund

3. If clauses

4. Sequence of tenses

5. Special uses of participles and infinitives

6. The passive voice

B. Composition skills

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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