Introductory Spanish 2

General Course Information

Course Lecturer Name(s):  Ms. Caron Glenda Juerakhan

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Course Support: Ms. Phillip +1 444 4175 ext 3823

Course Management tool: To learn to use Sakai, the Course management tool, access the link

Course Curriculum Information

Course Description: 

The aim of this course in Spanish is to develop the ability to understand native spoken and written Spanish and to increase the communication skills in everyday situations. More emphasis will be placed on communicative competence rather than grammatical perfection. Class time will be devoted almost exclusively to activities that will allow the students to practice the skills of understanding and interacting in Spanish.

Course Objectives: 

1. Develop essential language skills for effective communication in practical, everyday situations,

2. Build on a sound base for further study and use of the language in activities related to work and leisure,

3. Gain positive attitudes to foreign language learning, to speakers of the language and to their cultures.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand and communicate adequately so that they are able to participate in conversations on a variety of basic topics including their daily routine, their jobs, and their leisure activities.
  2. Demonstrate adequate grammatical accuracy when speaking and writing  Spanish.
  3. Express in Spanish orally and in writing what they did in the past and what they are going to do in the in the future.
  4. Read and understand a variety of texts that include description and narration.
  5. Research and write reports in Spanish using adequate vocabulary and grammatical structures;
  6. Listen and understand discourse on a variety of topics and answer questions adequately.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of certain aspects of Latin American and Spanish culture.

Program Outcomes Met By This Course:

1:  Narrate and describe in present, past and future, on a variety of familiar topics.

2:  Read and a variety of texts which include Latin American culture and lifestyle.

3:  Communicate orally on different topics and in a variety of social situations.

4:  Understand discourse on a variety of topics and social situations.

SAS Grading Scale: Grades will be assigned as follows:

A  = 89.5% or better

B+ = 84.5 - 89.4%

B  = 79.5 - 84.4%

C+ = 74.5 - 79.4%

C = 69.5 - 74.4%

D = 64.5 - 69.4%

F = 64.4% or less

Course Materials:

Text: Ultimate SPANISH.  Beginner – Intermediate,    Living Language

Dos Mundos  [Any edition]

Course Grading Requirement:

Attendance          10%

Participation        10%

Course-work        20% (2 in-class tests/assignments)

Project 1              30%

Project 2              30%

Course Requirements:

Class time will be devoted almost exclusively to activities that will allow the students to practice the skills of understanding and interacting in Spanish. Therefore they are expected to use the tentative class schedule as a guide [the instructor will also inform them] to read the notes on the topics and be prepared to participate in every class. Attendance is mandatory as a language is spoken as well as written.           

Course Schedule

SPAN 102 Tentative Class Schedule:

Weeks 1-3:      Holidays and celebrations                  Condition and emotion

Quiz 1 [oral] Wed and Fri of Week 3

  • Project #1: Choose a Spanish speaking country and write about their celebrations and holidays   in Spanish. Include when you would like to visit that country and why. Deadline:  Wed of week 7.   [No less than 2 written pages]   


 Presentation [cover page, essay structure, sources…]






Weeks 4-7:   

  • Grammar [demonstratives…]
  • Daily life/daily activities
  • Classes and careers
  •  Abilities [saber/poder]
  • Knowing people, place and facts [saber/conocer]         
  •  Future plans  los planes y los deseos
  • Grammar: expressing future tense with verb endings
  •  Reading/Listening Comprehension
  •  Submission of Project 1 Week 7

Weeks 9-11   

  • Residence/Furniture
  • Past Tense
  • Speaking about the past  
  • Reading Comprehension [la quinceañera]           
  • Project # 2:   Choose a Spanish singer and actor/actress and write about his/her life and  work [two persons] Include why you chose each one. Deadline: Wed of week 14                               [No less than 2 written pages]

 Weeks 12-14    Neighborhood

  • Grammar: expressing obligations: tener que, deber…,           making comparisons: mas/menos que…  relative pronoun
  • expressing posession       
  • Reading and Listening Comprehension Exercises
  • Quiz 2 [written]
  • Submission of Project 2 Week 14

Weeks 15     Pending Assignments

  • Submission procedure: TWO [2] marks will be deducted every day after the deadline.
  •  NB. Attendance and Participation: 20% of evaluation.

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Plagiarism Policy

Academic Integrity

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Plagiarism is regarded as a cardinal offense in academia because it constitutes theft of the work of someone else, which is then purported as the original work of the plagiarist. Plagiarism draws into disrepute the credibility of the Institution, its faculty, and students; therefore, it is not tolerated” (p. 48).

Plagiarism also includes the unintentional copying or false accreditation of work, so double check your assignments BEFORE you hand them in.

Be sure to do good, honest work, credit your sources and reference accordingly and adhere to the University’s Honor Code. Plagiarism and cheating will be dealt with very seriously following the university’s policies on Plagiarism as outlined in the Student Manual.

Your work may be subject to submission to plagiarism detection software, submission to this system means that your work automatically becomes part of that database and can be compared with the work of your classmates.

Attendance Requirement

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Students are expected to attend all classes and or clinical rotations for which they have registered. Although attendance may not be recorded at every academic activity, attendance may be taken randomly. Students’ absence may adversely affect their academic status as specified in the grading policy. If absence from individual classes, examinations, and activities, or from the University itself is anticipated, or occurs spontaneously due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, proper notification procedures must be followed. A particular course may define additional policies regarding specific attendance or participation” (p. 9).

Examination Attendance

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

All matriculated students are expected to attend all assigned academic activities for each course currently registered. Medical excuses will be based on self-reporting by students. Students who feel they are too sick to take an examination or other required activity on a specific day must submit the online SAS medical excuse, which is available on Carenage. Students are only allowed two such excuses a year. Upon consultation with the Director of University Health Service, the third excuse will result in a mandatory medical leave of absence. The policies regarding make-up examinations are at the option of the Course Director” (p.46).

For additional specific examination policies and procedures, refer to the St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020), pages 31 through 37.

Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services Policy

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

A student with a disability or disabling condition that affects one or more major life activities, who would like to request an accommodation, must submit a completed application form and supporting documentation to the Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) located in the Dean of Students Office. It is highly recommended that students applying for accommodations do so at least one month before classes begin to allow for a more efficient and timely consideration of the request. If a fully completed application is not submitted in a timely fashion, an eligibility determination may not be made, and accommodations, where applicable, may not be granted prior to the commencement of classes and/or examinations” (p. 8).


It is the responsibility of the student to read and understand the policies, laws, rules and procedures that while they could affect your grade for a course, have not been specifically outlined in the course syllabus. These are contained in the St. George’s University Student Manual.