Spanish 201 @ FLCC – Course Outline (v.2)

Spanish 201 @ FLCC is a free language course designed for students with some previous experience with the Spanish language. The course is designed with six Learning Modules, with specific learning outcomes (goals) for each Module. Mastery of each Learning Module is generally dependent upon content mastery of the previous Module, and content can be mixed and matched appropriately. All lessons and tools provided by LEAF are accessible under the Creative Commons license.

Course Objectives and Resources
Exploration and Personal Growth

Spanish 201 encourages exploration and personal growth while extending the student’s sphere of influence to include recreation, current events, and travel. Students will examine academic interests, career paths, and engage others in leadership roles.

Module 1
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” – Douglas Adams

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Navigating formal and informal dining situations.
  • Identifying common utensils and place settings.
  • Setting certain objects apart from others utilizing demonstratives.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text, and expressing reactions and reflections in writing.
  • Investigating research and writing resources/services in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 2
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Engaging various methods of transportation.
  • Indicating the relative location of places and landmarks.
  • Utilizing prepositions and prepositional phrases relative to location.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text, and expressing reactions and reflections in writing.
  • Researching and selecting a topic in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 3
“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” – Michael Jordan

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Discussing events that would or will happen in the future.
  • Indicating current actions in progress.
  • Identifying hobbies, sports, and leisure activities.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text, and expressing reactions and reflections in writing.
  • Conducting research and creating an MLA-formatted Bibliography in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 4
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Engaging educational resources and academic programs.
  • Identifying student services on a college campus.
  • Indicating familiarity of career paths and job titles.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text, and expressing reactions and reflections in writing.
  • Creating an MLA-formatted Annotated Bibliography in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 5
“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Identifying core concepts of business operations.
  • Engaging people in the workplace.
  • Utilizing context-appropriate imperatives.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text, and expressing reactions and reflections in writing.
  • Extracting useful data from sources in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 6
“A strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.” – Beatrix Potter

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Discussing the news and current events.
  • Expressing influence through the present subjunctive mood.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text, and expressing reactions and reflections in writing.
  • Synthesizing data into a final creative project.