Fall 2024: European, African, and Asian Adventure

LSPA 106 First-Year Spanish Review [CRN 75644]

Overview of Course

This is a fast-paced beginner’s course in Spanish for students with minimal proficiency in Spanish. It offers an introduction and basic review of essential skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The class will be conducted in Spanish, but lessons will be structured in such a way as to help students participate comfortably daily. LSPA 106 is a student-centered, activities-driven class that employs an immersion approach to help students use Spanish to express themselves in realistic contexts and for real purposes. The course will be enhanced by opportunities for immersion in the ports of call. We will take the opportunity to explore music, food, and traditions from different countries. We will explore not only products (the what) but also their practices (the how) and their perspectives (the why), which will help us have a better understanding of other cultures and our own. By the end of the semester, students will have acquired a novice-mid or novice-high proficiency in Spanish according to ACTFL proficiency levels and will be familiar with selected cultural topics and practices in the Spanish-speaking world.