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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

1. Intermediate Spanish - Part A (217A)*; 2. Intermediate Spanish - Part B (217B)*

Version 1: Part A: 28 hours (7 weeks). Part B: 30 hours (8 weeks). Version 2: 48 hours (8 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.

Version 1: Parts A and B: January 2005 - November 2007. Version 2: December 2007 - December 2012. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: listen, speak, read, and write in Spanish at an introductory level; comprehend the main ideas of aural sentences, short routine conversations, simple announcements, and reports of increasingly complex topics through dialogue; comprehend and respond to a variety of communicative tasks and social situations; comprehend basic ideas of written Spanish dealing with a variety of basic and social needs; create and connect structurally simple statements or questions in writing involving preferences, everyday events, and daily routines; discuss the values, traditions, and contemporary life of Hispanic cultures; comprehend aural discourse referring to basic personal background and needs, lodging, transportation, and shopping; comprehend a diversity of aural instructions and directions, face-to-face conversations, telephone conversations, and simple media broadcasts in Spanish; participate in simple conversations about self and family members; ask and answer common questions orally; make statements and express opinions about familiar topics; respond to unfamiliar questions on familiar topics; give instructions using simple commands; pronounce Spanish clearly; use sufficient vocabulary to participate in social conversations; use grammatical structures and past, present, and future verb tenses, including irregulars within structured situations; read short, straightforward descriptions written in Spanish for a wide audience; read a Spanish text with increasingly complex topics with the aid of a Spanish dictionary; summarize orally or in writing the content of a reading selection; read selections about the culture of the Spanish-speaking world; reflect on issues and appreciate the diversity in Hispanic cultures; create structurally simple sentences and questions in writing; express present, past, and future time consistently; write with minimal errors short compositions on an assigned topic; and write a simple paragraph using correct sentence structure.


Version 1 and 2: This course continues the program of language acquisition and follows Beginning Spanish or equivalent. These components are designed to broaden students' level of achievement in basic skills, with emphasis on communication. Students expand their acquisition of vocabulary, their control of structure, and their ability to communicate about their daily lives, express their opinions, and supply real information. Content covered includes: Part A: Interrogative words; stem-changing verbs; negative and affirmative expressions; formal and familiar commands; position of adjectives, shortened forms of the adjectives, and adverbs; reflexive verbs; preterite tense; imperfect tense; comparison of the preterite and imperfect tenses; and demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Part B: Direct object pronouns; indirect object pronouns; double object pronouns; personal pronouns as objects of prepositions; cardinal and ordinal numbers; spelling-changing verbs; comparing people and things; future tense of regular verbs; future tense of irregular verbs; past participles and present perfect tense; application of vocabulary and grammar to the basics of business activities.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: Part A: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Spanish (1/05). Version 1: Part B: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Spanish (1/05). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Spanish (12/07 revalidation). NOTE: Version 1 and 2 of this course and Beginning Spanish, when combined, are comparable to a semester-length, first course in Spanish. *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.