1.0 Credit

Course Description: Spanish 3 focuses on the past, future and compound tenses, vocabulary usage and contextual comprehension is essential. This course builds up on fundamentals learned and master in Spanish I. The same emphasis that Spanish I and 2 had in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, useful phrases and the ability to understand read, write, listen and speak simple Spanish will be continue in this course. Also, this course will continue and further explore the cultural exposure to the wonders found in the Spanish world. 

Course Objectives: This course stresses the usage of appropriate Spanish and enables the student in the following areas: 
a) To further develop speaking and listening skills learned in Spanish I and II.
b) To further build writing using appropriate Spanish grammar(different verb tenses, adjectives, nouns, adverbs, etc.) at a basic/intermediate level in variety of new settings.
c) To further build reading and comprehension skills of elementary/intermediate Spanish.
d) To continue the expose to the Spanish cultural started in Spanish I and Spanish II.

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Understand and interpret written and spoken Spanish on a variety of topics.
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices and perspectives of the Spanish and Hispanic cultures, and make comparisons between these cultures and your own.
  • Reinforce and further your knowledge of other disciplines (math, science, art, etc.) through the use of Spanish.
  • Show evidence of becoming a life-long learner by using Spanish for your personal enjoyment and enrichment.

A smart suggestion is to begin your own Spanish Dictionary / Glossary so that as you learn new vocabulary you add it to your glossary so you maintain a working glossary of what you are expected to know!

Unit Outline of Study.

I. Bienvenidos al español III
A. Introductory information
B. Course description
C. Understanding Plagiarism
D. Reviewing adjectives & nouns
E. How to make accent marks
F. Informational and remedial links

II. Latinoamérica – Latin America
A. Latinoamérica – learning about countries that speak Spanish.

III. Review of present tense and past tenses
A. Present tense verb review
B. Preterit (past) tense verb review
C. Imperfect (past) tense verb review
D. Preterit vs. imperfect verbs

IV. Review of the future and conditional tensese
A. Review of the future tense
B. Review of the conditional tense

V. Review of the present perfect
A. Review of the present perfect
B. Irregular past participles

VI. El día de la independencia
A. Cultural unit about the Mexican Independence Day.

VII. Travel
A. Air travel
B. Hotel

VIII. Imperative verbs and their use with object pronouns
A. Tú (familiar) imperatives
B. Ud. & Uds. Imperatives
C. Imperatives with direct objects
D. Imperatives with indirect objects
E. Imperative with reflexive pronouns

IX. Por vs. Para
A. The use of POR vs. PARA

X. Adjectives, Pronouns & their uses
A. Superlatives & comparatives
B. Demonstrative adjectives & pronouns
C. Possessive adjectives

XI. Famous Hispanics
A- Famous Hispanics

XII. Mid-Term Exam

XIII. Emergency vocabulary
A. Emergencies
B. Accidents

XIV. The Impersonal “se”
A. Impersonal SE use
B. Passive SE

XV. Regular subjunctive Verbs
A. What is the subjunctive?
B. What do we use it for?

XVI. Irregular subjunctive verbs
A. Irregular subjunctive verbs
B. Special Situations
C. Definite articles

XVII. Simón Bolívar

XVIII. Subjunctive, part 3
A. Sequence of tenses with the subjunctive
B. Noun clauses
C. Adjective clauses
D. Adverb clauses

XIX. Work market & technology vocabulary
A. Professions
B. Technology

XX. Video resume project

XXI. Final Exam

XXII. Course Survey