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SPANISH 1 (CUL-221304)

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Course Description:

This course has been designed for students who have had no previous experience with Spanish language and culture. Students will have the opportunity to learn functional grammar, vocabulary and cultural concepts which they can apply in interactions at work, with clients, or during travel. All language skills will be practiced: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be required to practice weekly speaking and listening skills in real time over the Internet with the instructor and/or teaching assistants. Students should be available for 45 minutes for oral practices scheduled between 7:30-9:00 PM EST at least twice a week. Special accommodations will be made for army students. Students will learn about the cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples through links to other Internet sites such as newspapers, chat rooms, or web sites appropriate to topics they are learning. Because of the intensive nature of learning all aspects of Spanish (reading, writing, listening, speaking, culture), students should be prepared to devote a significant amount of time to the course. Students who do have advanced knowledge of Spanish can not take this course.

Note: this course will use voice-chat activities over the Internet. Students taking this course will need to make sure they have access to a computer that meets the minimum technological requirements which are outlined at the links below. Before enrolling, students should know how to successfully use or have tested the web conferencing service on their computer. See the links below for more information about hardware requirements, testing and using the web conferencing software:

Mac Users: Elluminate supports Macintosh OS X and higher. If your Mac is running OS 9 or lower, you will need to notify your instructor immediately at the start of the term to make arrangements regarding Elluminate.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Foreign Language.

If you have had some Spanish instruction, or if you are a heritage speaker of Spanish, you may need to decide whether to take Empire State College's Introduction to Spanish 1 or Introduction to Spanish 2.

The activities in this self-test will assess your knowledge of Spanish grammar covered in Spanish 1 to see if you are better placed in Spanish 1 or Spanish 2.

The entire self-assessment consists of 20 questions. Please pay close attention to the instructions, as you are asked to provide different types of information.

Includes an audio component
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Foreign Language-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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