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SPN 101 Basic Spanish I Study + Internship in San Jose Program Spring 2020 Winter Semester

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SPN 101 Basic Spanish I

SPN 101 Basic Spanish I Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: Veritas University
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Primary Subject Area: Spanish Language & Literature
Instruction in: Spanish
Course Code: SPN 101
Course Details: Level 100
Recommended Semester Credits: 4
Contact Hours: 60


Throughout the four weeks the student develops a basic linguistic capacity that allows him / her to get along in simple communication situations. He or she gets to know basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and the appropriate expressions to communicate with his / her families and friends, also to interact, handle situations in the restaurant, the store, buses, etc.

The course answers the question How to use the four skills of the initial level of Spanish language to communicate and perform in everyday and immediate situations?

To answer this question the following topics will be studied:
- Introduction to phonetics: vowels, alphabet, syllables.
- Grammatical structure Affirmative sentences, negative, questions, negative and positive answers, regular and irregular basic verbs in the present, verbal periphrasis, periphrastic future, verb gustar in the present, demonstrative and possessive adjectives, prepositional place locutions.
- Basic vocabulary. (personal presentations, descriptive adjectives, family, room, community, weather, clothing, human body, occupations, food)

The following skills will be promoted throughout the course:
- Basic ability to pronounce in Spanish.
- Basic ability to write in Spanish about simple situations.
- Basic ability to understand simple situations in Spanish, both oral and written.
- Basic ability to ask and answer questions in Spanish.
- Basic ability to give personal information

Prior to Fall 2020, this was a 5 credits/80 contact hours course.

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