Spanish 203 @ FLCC – Course Outline (v.2)

Spanish 203 @ FLCC is a free language course designed for students with a foundation in 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
Conversation and Composition I

Spanish 203 encourages a deeper understanding of Latin-American literature, history, and culture. Students will prepare to engage socio-cultural issues relating to the people of Latin-America.

Module 1
“The past, the present, and the future are really one: they are today.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

  • Discussing current events relevant to their own lives.
  • Discussing current events relevant to Latin America.
  • Utilizing the present tense and the verbs SER and ESTAR.

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
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard

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

  • Discussing past events and history relevant to their own lives.
  • Discussing past events and history relevant to Latin America.
  • Utilizing regular and irregular verbs in the preterite and imperfect past tenses.

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
“Only you can control your future.” – Dr. Seuss

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

  • Discussing future outlooks of their own homeland.
  • Discussing future outlooks relevant to Latin America.
  • Utilizing the future tense and the conditional mood.

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
“The imperative is to define what is right and do it.” – Barbara Jordan

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

  • Discussing definitive action plans relevant to their own lives.
  • Create definitive action plans relevant to Latin America.
  • Utilizing context-appropriate imperatives with pronouns.

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
“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” – Thomas Paine

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

  • Discussing past, present, and possible life experiences.
  • Discussing past, present, and possible life experiences of people in Latin America.
  • Utilizing the past, present, and future perfect tenses.

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
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

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

  • Discussing personal opinions, plans, and desires.
  • Indicating the opinions, plans and desires of people in Latin America.
  • Utilizing the present and past 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 product for a final creative project.