SPANISH I GRAMMAR (Sections 1 and 2) (1.5 hrs)

Section 1: 9:00 – 10:25 Instructor: Douglas Eikermann

Section 2: 10:35 – 12:00 Instructor: Douglas Eikermann


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This beginning Spanish grammar course will cover pronunciation; vocabulary; grammar; the present, present perfect, and present progressive tenses; the future and conditional tenses along with their perfect and progressive forms, and will emphasize an understanding of the structure of the language.


STUDENT DESCRIPTION: The typical Spanish I student has never before studied Spanish or has not used or studied the language for so long that it’s necessary to start over. The two Spanish I sections are identical courses. Students may enroll in either section, but they may not switch between the two sections once they have committed to one of them.

 

PREREQUISITE: None.


 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: Completion of the following chapters and topics:

 

Lección Preliminar: Greetings, Introductions, and Other Expressions


Lección 1: En la Universidad


Lección 2: En clase


Lección 3: Necesito trabajar


Lección 4: Así es mi familia


Lección 5: Así es mi casa


 

COURSE MATERIAL:

Así Es (textbook): Fourth Edition

Publisher: Thomson Heinle

Authors: Nancy Levy-Konesky and Karen Daggett

ISBN: 0-8384-5815-7

ISBN-13: 978-0838458150


Workbook/Lab Manual for Asi Es, Fourth Edition

WE SHALL NOT USE THE WORKBOOK IN SPANISH I GRAMMAR. YOU SHOULD PURCHASE IT ONLY IF YOU CAN FIND AN INEXPENSIVE COPY ($10 OR SO) AND ONLY IF YOU WANT IT FOR EXTRA PRACTICE. MANY WORKBOOKS ARE ON THE MARKET, AND YOU WILL PROBABLY WANT TO PURCHASE SEVERAL OF THEM AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR SPANISH-LANGUAGE LIBRARY. ASSUMING WE ARE USING THE SAME TEXTBOOK AND WORKBOOK IN 2018-2019, YOU WILL USE THIS WORKBOOK IN SPANISH II.

Publisher: Thomson Heinle

Authors: Nancy Levy-Konesky and Karen Daggett

ISBN-10: 0838459285

ISBN-13: 9780838459287


 

  

SPANISH II GRAMMAR (1.5 hrs)

9:00 – 10:25 Instructor: Graciela Diaz

  

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This grammar course is for students who have completed Spanish I or have otherwise been introduced to the Spanish language but are still at a beginning level. The instructor will introduce the preterit and imperfect tenses as well as lots of challenging grammar points. The drills and grammatical explanations will be done in Spanish.


STUDENT DESCRIPTION: The typical Spanish II student knows some basic grammar, is comfortable with pronunciation, has a working vocabulary of several hundred words, is able to form simple sentences in the present tense, and is not able to converse.

 

PREREQUISITE: The material covered in Spanish I at La Causerie, in Así Es Preliminary Lesson and Lessons 1, 2, and 3, or the equivalent.


 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: Completion of the following chapters and topics:


Lección 6: Pasando el día en casa


Lección 7: En el restaurant


Lección 8: ¡Qué comida más fresca!


Lección 9: ¡Toma y pruébatelo!



COURSE MATERIAL:

Así Es (textbook): Fourth Edition

Publisher: Thomson Heinle

Authors: Nancy Levy-Konesky and Karen Daggett

ISBN: 0-8384-5815-7

ISBN-13: 978-0838458150


Workbook/Lab Manual for Asi Es, Fourth Edition

YOUR INSTRUCTOR WILL PROBABLY USE THIS WORKBOOK FOR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND CLASSROOM EXERCISES, BUT DO NOT PURCHASE IT UNLESS YOU FIND AN INEXPENSIVE COPY FOR $10 OR SO. NEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM FOR OUTRAGEOUS PRICES, SO YOU WILL PROBABLY WANT TO SEARCH FOR A USED COPY IN GOOD CONDITION, I.E., NOT FILLED OUT.

Publisher: Thomson Heinle

Authors: Nancy Levy-Konesky and Karen Daggett

ISBN-10: 0838459285

ISBN-13: 9780838459287


 


SPANISH III GRAMMAR (1.5 hrs)

10:35 – 12:00 Instructor: Graciela Diaz

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Spanish III Grammar is for students who have learned many of the basic elements of the Spanish language. This course builds on what has been learned in Spanish I and II and introduces the present subjunctive tense.


STUDENT DESCRIPTION: The typical Spanish III student has completed Spanish I and II or has equivalent experience in Spanish; has a working vocabulary of hundreds of words; can form simple sentences in the present, preterit, and imperfect tenses, and is able to respond to questions in a controlled setting. Frequently, Spanish III students are unable to converse at the beginning of the year but can do so with guidance by the year’s end. For many students, Spanish III is a turning point in their abilities to generate their own sentences.

 

PREREQUISITE: The material covered in Spanish I and II at La Causerie – Así Es Lessons 1 through 9 or the equivalent.


 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: Completion of the following chapters and topics:

 

Lección 10: En la agencia de viajes


Lección 11: En la gasolinera


Lección 12: Busco un hotel que tenga…


Lección 13: Cuidando el cuerpo



COURSE MATERIAL:

Así Es (textbook): Fourth Edition

Publisher: Thomson Heinle

Authors: Nancy Levy-Konesky and Karen Daggett

ISBN: 0-8384-5815-7

ISBN-13: 978-0838458150


Workbook/Lab Manual for Asi Es, Fourth Edition

YOUR INSTRUCTOR WILL PROBABLY USE THIS WORKBOOK FOR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND CLASSROOM EXERCISES, BUT DO NOT PURCHASE IT UNLESS YOU FIND AN INEXPENSIVE COPY FOR LESS THAN $10 OR SO. NEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM FOR OUTRAGEOUS PRICES, SO YOU WILL PROBABLY WANT TO SEARCH FOR A USED COPY IN GOOD CONDITION, I.E., NOT FILLED OUT.

Publisher: Thomson Heinle

Authors: Nancy Levy-Konesky and Karen Daggett

ISBN-10: 0838459285

ISBN-13: 9780838459287




ADVANCED SPANISH IV GRAMMAR WITH CONVERSATION (1.5 hrs)

10:35 – 12:00 Instructor: Maggie Adler

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This advanced grammar course builds on the foundations of what you have learned in Spanish I, II, and III. All of the grammatical explanations and conversation will be in Spanish. Since this final grammar course completes the language, the instructor will cover a broad range of topics, including all remaining verb tenses, advanced grammar details, slang words and expressions, country-specific vocabulary, and phonetics.


STUDENT DESCRIPTION: Many students repeat Spanish IV several times in order to achieve the command of the language they desire. Upon the first taking, the typical Spanish IV student is mildly conversational and is able to relate to and understand the advanced grammar points raised in the class. We encourage students who have completed Spanish III to move immediately into Spanish IV where they will learn from the other students as well as from the instructor.


PREREQUISITE: The material covered in Spanish III at La Causerie, in Así Es Lessons 10 through 13 or the equivalent.



COURSE OBJECTIVE: Completion of the following chapters and topics: 


Lección 14: La vida deportiva


Lección 15: Hay que divertirse

 

Lección 16: Con todo mi corazón


Lección 17: Problemas sentimentales


Lección 18: Celebraciones



COURSE MATERIAL:

Así Es (textbook): Fourth Edition

Publisher: Thomson Heinle

Authors: Nancy Levy-Konesky and Karen Daggett

ISBN: 0-8384-5815-7

ISBN-13: 978-0838458150


Optional:

Workbook/Lab Manual for Asi Es 4th

Publisher: Thomson Heinle

Authors: Nancy Levy-Konesky and Karen Daggett

ISBN-10: 0838459285

ISBN-13: 9780838459287

COMMENT: The instructor will not assign lessons from the workbook but will take questions in class; thus, the purchase of the workbook is optional.




SPANISH V CONVERSATION WITH READING (1.5 hrs)

9:00 – 10:25 Instructor: Maggie Adler


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This advanced Spanish conversation course is comprised of directed conversation about the subject matter contained in weekly readings—short stories, essays, articles, nonfiction books, or novels. The instructor will select the materials for the first portion of the course and post information about them on the homework page on the wiki and will post information about additional readings as the year progresses.


STUDENT DESCRIPTION: The typical Spanish V conversation student has taken Spanish IV or its equivalent and is conversational in a controlled setting. This student has a large vocabulary, understands all of Spanish grammar, can read and comprehend complicated sentences with the help of a dictionary, and is able to read at least 10 pages a week in preparation for the class. The instructor will prepare to direct the discussion, but at this level, we expect students to prepare sufficiently to be able to proactively participate in the conversation.


PREREQUISITE: The material covered in Spanish I, II, III, and IV at La Causerie in Así Es Lessons 1 through 18 or the equivalent. 

 



SPANISH III CONVERSATION WITH GRAMMAR (1.5 hrs)

9:00 – 10:25 Instructor: Cristy Schmidt

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This intermediate conversation course is aimed at furthering the development of the students’ oral and listening skills through discussions about a variety of topics. Classroom conversations will be based on readings and videos that inspire discussion. The instructor will conduct the class entirely in Spanish, will include grammatical explanations, and will attempt to incorporate into the discussions words that appear in the vocabulary lists in the textbook, Lessons 1 through 13.

 

Student description: The typical Spanish III conversation student has completed or is taking Spanish III, is able to participate in dialogue without disruptive pauses, and speaks with sufficient grammatical accuracy and adequate vocabulary to enter into simple conversations. At La Causerie, language takes precedence over content, so if you are unable to express a thought in Spanish, please simplify it so that your contribution is consistently in Spanish.

 

COURSE MATERIAL: There is no required textbook. The instructor will select videos and readings and provide a plan at the first class session.


PREREQUISITE: The material covered in Spanish I and II at La Causerie in Así Es Lessons 1 through 9, or the equivalent. 




SPANISH IV CONVERSATION WITH GRAMMAR (1.5 hrs)

10:35 – 12:00 Instructor: Cristy Schmidt


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This advanced conversation course is intended to help students gain fluency and confidence in speaking and understanding spoken Spanish. The instructor will facilitate the conversation and assist with the correct use of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. The instructor will conduct the class entirely in Spanish, will include grammatical explanations, and will attempt to incorporate into the discussions words that appear in the vocabulary lists in the textbook, Lessons 1 through 18. The instructor will explain all grammatical points in Spanish.


Student description: The typical Spanish IV conversation student should be able to participate in dialogue without disruptive pauses and should speak with sufficient grammatical accuracy and adequate vocabulary to enter into moderately complex conversations. At La Causerie, language takes precedence over content, so if you are unable to express a thought in Spanish, please simplify it so that your contribution is consistently in Spanish.

 

COURSE MATERIAL: There is no required textbook. The instructor will select videos and readings and provide a plan at the first class session.


PREREQUISITE: The material covered in Spanish I, II, and III at La Causerie in Así Es Lessons 1 through 13, or the equivalent.