Spanish Department

Course Information

Spanish 1 | Spanish 2 | Spanish 3 | Spanish 4 | Spanish 5Spanish 6

  • Five units.  Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter)
  • This course fulfills a GE requirement at De Anza (Area C, Sub-Area 2) and for the CSU Breadth (Area C, Sub-Area 2). 
  • This course is transferable for both the CSU Baccalaureate Level (course #1-99) and for UC (course #1-49)
  • It belongs on the Certificate of Achievement-Advanced in Global Studies and the A.A. Degree in Global Studies at De Anza.

Course Description

Introduction to the language and cultures of Spanish-speaking world areas. Speaking, listening, reading and writing language skills at the first level of elementary Spanish are developed within the framework of language as a fundamental expression of culture. Spanish is the primary language of instruction. Language laboratory practice and/or assignments, at home and/or in the language lab, are an integral part of instruction supporting the development of language skills in the areas of pronunciation, structure, syntax, and oral communication.

Advisory

English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273.

If you have had previous Spanish coursework or other exposure to the language, please let your instructor know so that s/he can assess your level and confirm whether it is SPAN 1 or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a working command of essential vocabulary and language structures necessary to request and provide, orally and in writing, basic/simple information relating to high-frequency situations in familiar contexts such as greetings, introductions, leave-taking; description of family members, daily activities and hobbies; expression of (dis)likes and of future plans.
  • Derive meaning from short, simple texts on familiar topics, relying on contextual clues to extract the gist and some detail. 
  • Compose comprehensible, simple phrases or sentences about familiar topics to reflect a working command of core vocabulary and language structures.
  • Demonstrate a cursory grasp of social protocols and contributions of Spanish-speaking cultures, by analyzing and comparing them to one’s own culture(s).  

No Prerequisite 

  • Five units.  Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter) 
  • This course fulfills a GE requirement at De Anza (Area C, Sub-Area 2), for the CSU Breadth (Area C, Sub-Area 2), and for IGETC (Area 6).
  • This course is transferable for both the CSU Baccalaureate Level (course #1-99) and for UC (course #1-49)
  • It belongs on the Certificate of Achievement-Advanced in Global Studies and the A.A. Degree in Global Studies at De Anza.
Course Description

Development of elementary language skills for oral and written communication using language structures and functions targeted for the second level of elementary Spanish. Spanish is the primary language of instruction. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at the second level of elementary Spanish will be developed within the framework of language as a fundamental expression of culture, with continued presentation of the cultures of Spanish-speaking world areas. Language laboratory practice and/or assignments at home and/or in the language lab, are an integral part of instruction supporting the development of language skills in the areas of
pronunciation, structure, syntax, and oral communication.

Advisory:

English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a greater [than in SPAN 1] working command of essential vocabulary and language structures necessary to request and provide, orally and in writing, an increasing range of basic/simple information relating to high-frequency situations in familiar contexts such as ordering food; buying clothes; describing one’s health and daily routines; comparing persons, places, and objects; narrating past events.
  • Derive meaning from short, simple texts on familiar topics, relying on contextual clues to extract the gist and an increasing amount of detail [compared to SPAN 1]. 
  • Compose comprehensible, more complex [than in SPAN 1] sentences about familiar topics to reflect a somewhat consistent command of core vocabulary and language structures.
  • Demonstrate an increasingly accurate grasp [compared to SPAN 1] of social protocols and contributions of Spanish-speaking cultures, by analyzing and comparing them to one’s own culture(s).  

Prerequisite  

Before SPAN 2, you need to have completed:

  • SPAN 1 at De Anza with a grade of “C” or higher, OR
  • The equivalent of SPAN 1 at another college with a grade of “C” or higher  (clearance needed to enroll in SPAN 2, see below), OR
  • One year of high school Spanish with a grade of “C” or higher in both semesters (clearance needed to enroll in SPAN 2, see below)

You need to Obtain Prerequisite Clearance if…

  1. You completed the equivalent of SPAN 1 at a college other than De Anza or in high school
  2. It has been more than one year since you completed SPAN 1 at a college other than De Anza or in high school.
  3. You have language skills (e.g., native or acquired through non-academic experiences) that you believe are at the SPAN 2 level, but you don’t have the coursework equivalent to SPAN 1 as noted above.
  • Five units.  Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter)
  • This course fulfills a GE requirement at De Anza (Area C, Sub-Area 2), for the CSU Breadth (Area C, Sub-Area 2), and for IGETC (Areas 3, 6, Sub-Area B).
  • This course is transferable for both the CSU Baccalaureate Level (course #1-99) and for UC (course #1-49)
  • It belongs on the Certificate of Achievement-Advanced in Global Studies and the A.A. Degree in Global Studies at De Anza.
Course Description

Development of elementary language skills for oral and written communication using language structures and functions targeted for the third level of elementary Spanish.  Spanish is the working language. Focus is on greater structural accuracy and communicative competence within the framework of language as a fundamental aspect of culture.  Language laboratory practice and/or assignments at home and/or in the language lab are an integral part of instruction, supporting the development of language skills in the areas of pronunciation, structure, syntax and oral communication. 

Advisory

English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a somewhat consistent command of essential vocabulary and language structures necessary to request and provide, orally and in writing, a more complex/abstract [than in Span 2] range of information relating to high-frequency situations in familiar contexts such as technology; nature and the environment; physical and mental wellness; city life; household chores; subjective statements of advice, doubt, expectation, (dis)approval, and hypothetical scenarios.
  • Derive meaning from longer [than in Span 2], simple texts on familiar topics, relying on contextual clues to extract main ideas and supporting details. 
  • Compose comprehensible, more complex [than in Span 2] sentences about familiar topics to reflect a somewhat consistent command of core vocabulary and language structures.
  • Demonstrate an increasingly accurate grasp [compared to Span 2] of social protocols and contributions of Spanish-speaking cultures, by analyzing and comparing them to one’s own culture(s).  

Prerequisite

Before SPAN 3, you need to have completed:

  • SPAN 2 at De Anza with a grade of “C” or higher, OR
  • The equivalent of SPAN 2 at another college with a grade of “C” or higher  (clearance needed to enroll in SPAN 3, see below), OR
  • Two years of high school Spanish with a grade of “C” or higher in all four semesters (clearance needed to enroll in SPAN 3, see below)

You need to Obtain Prerequisite Clearance if…

  1. You completed the equivalent of SPAN 2 at a college other than De Anza or in high school
  2. It has been more than one year since you completed SPAN 2 at a college other than De Anza or in high school.
  3. You have language skills (e.g., native or acquired through non-academic experiences) that you believe are at the SPAN 3 level, but you don’t have the coursework equivalent to SPAN 2 as noted above
  • Five units.  Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter)
  • This course fulfills a GE requirement at De Anza (Area C, Sub-Area 2), for the CSU Breadth (Area C, Sub-Area 2), and for IGETC (Areas 3, 6, Sub-Area B) 
  • This course is transferable for both the CSU Baccalaureate Level (course #1-99) and for UC (course #1-49)
  • It belongs on the A.A. Degree in Global Studies at De Anza.
Course Description

Reading and discussion of texts dealing with the literature, arts, culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world. Review and expansion of the structures, grammatical features and linguistic functions of Elementary Spanish. Development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at the first intermediate level within the framework of language as a fundamental expression of culture.  

Advisory

English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an increasingly consistent command [compared to Span 3] of essential vocabulary and language structures necessary to request and provide, orally and in writing, an expanding range of somewhat sophisticated information such as summaries, comparisons and reactions to subtitled movies, transcribed broadcasts and songs; magazines, newspapers, and websites; narration of personal experience; expression of regret about contrary-to-fact situations.
  • Derive meaning from longer [than Span 3] texts of increasing complexity, relying less on contextual clues to extract main ideas and supporting details and to interpret some subtleties of the text. 
  • Compose comprehensible, paragraph-level discourse about familiar topics to reflect an increasingly consistent command [compared to Span 3] of vocabulary and language structures.
  • Demonstrate an increasingly accurate grasp [compared to Span 3] of the subtleties in the idiosyncracies of Spanish-speaking cultures, by analyzing and comparing them to one’s own culture(s).   

Prerequisite

Before SPAN 4, you need to have completed:

  • SPAN 3 at De Anza with a grade of “C” or higher, OR
  • The equivalent of SPAN 3 at another college with a grade of “C” or higher  (clearance needed to enroll in SPAN 4, see below), OR
  • Three years of high school Spanish with a grade of “C” or higher in all six semesters (clearance needed to enroll in SPAN 4, see below)

You need to Obtain Prerequisite Clearance if…

  1. You completed the equivalent of SPAN 3 at a college other than De Anza or in high school
  2. It has been more than one year since you completed SPAN 3 at a college other than De Anza or in high school.
  3. You have language skills (e.g., native or acquired through non-academic experiences) that you believe are at the SPAN 4 level, but you don’t have the coursework equivalent to SPAN 3 as noted above
  • Five units.  Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter)
  • This course fulfills a GE requirement at De Anza (Area C, Sub-Area 2), for the CSU Breadth (Area C, Sub-Area 2), and for IGETC (Areas 3, 6, Sub-Area B).
  • This course is transferable for both the CSU Baccalaureate Level (course #1-99) and for UC (course #1-49)
  • It belongs on the A.A. Degree in Global Studies at De Anza.
Course Description

Reading and discussion of texts dealing with the literature, arts, culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world. Review and expansion of the structures, grammatical features and linguistic functions of Spanish 4. Development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at the second intermediate level within the framework of language as a fundamental expression of culture.  

Advisory

English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273.

Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a somewhat sustained command of vocabulary and language structures necessary to spontaneously request and provide, orally and in writing, a greater range of more sophisticated information (compared to SPAN 4) such as points of view after exposure to and analysis of audiovisual, printed, and electronic media; description and narration in any tense.
  • Derive meaning from texts of greater sophistication [than Span 4] to interpret an expanding range of subtleties in the structure and content of the text. 
  • Compose extended, paragraph-level discourse about familiar topics to reflect a somewhat sustained command of vocabulary and language structures.
  • Demonstrate a noticeable accurate grasp of the subtleties in the idiosyncracies of Spanish-speaking cultures, by analyzing and comparing them to one’s own culture(s).   

Prerequisite  

Before SPAN 5, you need to have completed:

  • SPAN 4 at De Anza with a grade of “C” or higher, OR
  • The equivalent of SPAN 4 at another college with a grade of “C” or higher  (clearance needed to enroll in SPAN 5, see below), OR
  • Four years of high school Spanish with a grade of “C” or higher in all eight semesters (clearance needed to enroll in SPAN 5, see below)

You need to Obtain Prerequisite Clearance if…

  1. You completed the equivalent of SPAN 4 at a college other than De Anza or in high school
  2. It has been more than one year since you completed SPAN 4 at a college other than De Anza or in high school.
  3. You have language skills (e.g., native or acquired through non-academic experiences) that you believe are at the SPAN 5 level, but you don’t have the coursework equivalent to SPAN 4 as noted above
  • Five units.  Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter)
  • This course fulfills a GE requirement at De Anza (Area C, Sub-Area 2), for the CSU Breadth (Area C, Sub-Area 2), and for IGETC (Areas 3, 6, Sub-Area B).
  • This course is transferable for both the CSU Baccalaureate Level (course #1-99) and for UC (course #1-49)
  • It belongs on the A.A. Degree in Global Studies at De Anza.
Course Description 

Reading and discussion of texts dealing with the literature, arts, culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world. Review and expansion of the structures, grammatical features and linguistic functions of Spanish 5. Development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at the third intermediate level within the framework of language as a fundamental expression of culture. 

Advisory

English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a sustained command of vocabulary and language structures necessary to spontaneously and accurately request and provide information, orally and in writing about a wide variety of topics such as socioeconomic and political issues, literature, expressions of humor, hypothetical and contrary-to-fact (present, past and future) situations.
  • Derive meaning from increasingly abstract texts to interpret a wide range of subtleties in the structure and content of the text. 
  • Compose lengthier and more accurate [than in SPAN 5] discourse about familiar topics to reflect a sustained command of vocabulary and language structures.
  • Demonstrate a steady grasp of the subtleties in the idiosyncracies of Spanish-speaking cultures, by analyzing and comparing them to one’s own culture(s). 

Prerequisite

Before SPAN 6, you need to have completed:

  • SPAN 5 at De Anza with a grade of “C” or higher, OR
  • The equivalent of SPAN 5 at another college with a grade of “C” or higher  (clearance needed to enroll in SPAN 6, see below)

You need to Obtain Prerequisite Clearance if…

  1. You completed the equivalent of SPAN 5at a college other than De Anza
  2. It has been more than one year since you completed SPAN 5
  3. You have language skills (e.g., native or acquired through non-academic experiences) that you believe are at the SPAN 6 level, but you don’t have the coursework equivalent to SPAN 5 as noted above

 


 












Spanish
Building: MCC-14
Contact: Jo Ann Okabe-Kubo
Phone: 408.864.8769
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Last Updated: 7/30/14