Spanish 204 @ FLCC – Course Outline (v.2)

Spanish 204 @ 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 II

Spanish 204 encourages a deeper understanding of Iberian literature, history, and culture. Students will prepare to engage socio-cultural issues relating to the people of Spain.

Module 1
“The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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 Spain.
  • Utilizing regular verbs, irregular verbs, and adverbs in the present tense.

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
“The past is never where you think you left it.” – Katherine Anne Porter

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

  • Discussing daily routines and past events relevant to their own lives.
  • Discussing past events and history relevant to Spain.
  • Utilizing reflexive and reciprocal 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
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

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

  • Discussing future outlooks of their own homeland.
  • Discussing future outlooks relevant to Spain.
  • Utilizing the present progressive tense.

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
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

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

  • Discussing definitive action plans relevant to their own lives.
  • Creating definitive action plans relevant to Spain.
  • Utilizing imperatives, direct, and indirect object 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
“Comparison is the death of joy.” – Mark Twain

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

  • Discussing political, social, and economic equality and inequality in Spain.
  • Making comparisons of equality, inequality, and quantity in their own lives.

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 good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

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

  • Discussing personal opinions, plans, and desires.
  • Discussing the opinions, plans, and desires of people in Spain.
  • 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.