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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Beginning Spanish (206)*

Location: 
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.
Length: 
Version 1: 40 hours (5 weeks or 10 weeks). Version 2: 48 hours (8 weeks).
Dates: 

Version 1: September 2003 - November 2007. Version 2: December 2007 - December 2012. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Students will be able to: discuss the Hispanic culture and its contributions to our society; comprehend basic oral and written material in Spanish; identify and vocalize the Spanish alphabet system and its discriminating sounds; use correct stress, rhythm, and intonation during speaking; use correct grammatical structure when speaking;  use everyday greetings and farewells; employ expressions of courtesy; discuss beginning grammar structure of the target language; identify written key phrases; discuss sentence structure; respond orally to questions; communicate in complete sentences; use correct terminology in dialogues relating to time, days of the week, and dates; use correct terminology in dialogues related to everyday actions; describe people and things using common phrases and words; identify individuals by profession; compare and contrast two verbs in written context; use everyday expressions; express ownership; express likes and dislikes; express location of places and things; use irregular verbs; communicate with others about present and past actions; and communicate with others of different cultures.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: The course is designed to provide participants with the foundational concepts to prepare them for future studies in the language, plus enable them to conduct a simple conversation. An interactive, learner-centered approach is employed, with an emphasis on the application of skills. Skill mastery is gauged by both verbal and written application exercises. Final performance of skill mastery is conducted via a class outing during which all communication is conducted in Spanish. A written final examination is also administered, under proctored conditions. Content covered includes: everyday greetings and farewells; expressions of courtesy; beginning grammar structure of the target language; written key phrases; sentence structure; responding orally to questions; communicating in complete sentences; using correct terminology in dialogues relating to time, days of the week, and dates; using correct terminology in dialogues related to everyday actions; describing people and things using common phrases and words; identifying individuals by profession; comparing and contrasting two verbs in written context; everyday expressions; expressing ownership; expressing likes and dislikes; expressing location of places and things; irregular verbs; present and past actions; communicating with others of different cultures.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Spanish (4/04) (12/07 revalidation). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered. Intermediate Spanish (217)* 

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