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Spanish Advanced Conversational, Grammar, and Literature Stories I
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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
General. Advanced Spanish Language Lifelong Learners
This course for advanced students includes further grammar study and the integration of literary stories. Each lesson focuses on speaking, writing, reading, and understanding Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of speech, and culture. Students will participate in interactive practice to learn to express themselves in a variety of settings.
Course Objectives
  1. Demonstrate deeper understanding of Spanish Grammar in written and oral modes of communication.
  2. Develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through exposure to traditional and popular songs, short stories, poems and short play from a variety of
    Spanish-speaking cultures.
  3. Employ knowledge of grammatical concepts by composing grammatically correct sentences and questions orally and in writing.
  4. Employ knowledge of various literary techniques its interpretation and analysis.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Preterit vs Imperfect. (Grammar)
    Describing in the past. Saying what occurred in the past. (Conversation)
    Short literature story, interpretation and analysis.
  2. Uses of ser, estar, and haber; presents tense, future and subjunctive. (Grammar)
    Discussing environmental issues affecting your world. Describing people, places and things.
    Describing what will or might be. Predicting future issues. Expressing hopes and desires.(Conversation)
  3. Formal and informal commands. (Grammar)
    Talking about music, musicians, and musical events. Telling other what to do. (Conversation)
    Short literature story, interpretation and analysis.
  4. Direct and indirect object pronouns and the personal.
    Discussing human rights and foreign policy. Reacting to issues. Willing others to act.
    Discussing the work of charitable organizations. Describing what is done for you and
    others. (Conversation)
  5. Gustar and similar verbs. (Grammar)
    Expressing likes and opinions. (Conversation)
    Short literature story, interpretation and analysis.
  6. Reflexive constructions. Agreement form, and position of adjectives. (Grammar)
    Talking about yourself and others: personality and routines.
    Describing people, thing, and situations. (Conversation)
  7. The past participle and the present perfect indicative and subjunctive. (Grammar)
    Talking about what has happened so far. (Conversation)
    Short literature story, interpretation and analysis.
  8. Subjunctive vs indicative in adjective clauses. (Grammar)
    Talking about styles of communication and relationships with friends and family.
    Describing people, places, and things that may or may not exist. (Conversation)
  9. The future perfect and the pluperfect tenses. (Grammar)
    Exploring relationships and how behavior affects perception. Making resolutions and
    describing what had or had never happened before. (Conversation)
    Short literature story, interpretation and analysis.
  10. Comparisons with nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs; superlatives. (Grammar)
    Describing and comparing people, places, and thing. (Conversation)
  11. Subjunctive vs indicative in adverbial clauses. (Grammar)
    Talking about your favorite entertainers and shows. Talking about actions that depend on
    time or circumstances. (Conversation)
    Short literature story, interpretation and analysis.
  12. Subjunctive with ojalá, tal vez, and quizá(s). (Grammar)
    Expressing wishes and possibilities for yourself and others. (Conversation)
  13. Por and Para. (Grammar)
    Expressing how long an action has been going on. Answering the questions Why? And
    What for? Sharing experiences that promote positive behavior. (Conversation)
    Short literature story, interpretation and analysis.
  14. The conditional and conditional perfect. (Grammar)
    Describing food and family traditions from your childhood. Expressing what you would do or
    would have done. (Conversation)
  15. The indicative or subjunctive in si-clauses. (Grammar)
    Talking about food and their preparation. Discussing hypothetical situations. (Conversation)
    Short literature story, interpretation and analysis.
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
A degree in Spanish Language, heritage Speaker, minimum 5+ years of Spanish, and/or completed the series of courses based on Intrigas. The ideal student would be considered fluent.
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
General. Advanced Spanish Language Lifelong Learners
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Spanish Vocabulary and Mexican Folklore - CSP-4000AB2
  • Spanish Advanced Grammar - CSP-4000CM3
  • Advanced Spanish Literature - CSP-4000W2
  • Spanish Literature and Film-Part 1 - FLI-3717AQ2
Course Contact Information
Susan Shostak