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Introductory and Intermediate Spanish Courses

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

SPN 121. ELEMENTARY SPANISH I - 4 sh
This course is for true beginners with no prior experience in the language. Special emphasis is placed on active communication, to develop oral and comprehension skills. Students will learn to converse and write about daily routines, likes and dislikes in the present. Factual information about the nature of daily life and routines in Hispanic cultures and simple literacy selections will also be introduced. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Novice high. Taught in Spanish. No prerequisite. Students with prior study of Spanish may not take this course for credit. For permission to enroll in SPN 121, please email the Department of World Languages and Cultures at languages@elon.edu 

SPN 122. ELEMENTARY SPANISH II - 4 sh
This course continues development in skills in basic structures within increasing cultural and literacy competence. Special emphasis continues to be placed on development of oral and comprehension skills. Students will learn to discuss topics of a personal nature in present, past and future, and to express opinions on a limited range of topics. Knowledge of Hispanic history and cultures is also extended. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Novice high to Intermediate low. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 121 or placement at this level.

SPN 124. INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY SPANISH I and II – 6 sh
This course covers the content of SPN 121 and 122 (see descriptions) in one semester, allowing students to complete Elon’s language proficiency requirement in one semester. Class meets Monday through Friday. Proficiency goal: Novice high to Intermediate low. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: At least one year of high school Spanish or placement at this level.

SPN 221. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I - 4 sh
This course, for students who have completed SPN 122, 124 or three-four years of high-school Spanish, provides intensive development of all language skills. Increased emphasis is given to reading strategies and composition. Students will be able to describe, analyze and express opinions on a widening range of topics. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Intermediate low to Intermediate mid. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 122, 124 or placement at this level.

SPN 222. CONTEMPORARY CONVERSATIONS - 4 sh
This final course in the basic language sequence consolidates skills attained in previous levels, further developing them through study of contemporary cultural and literary topics. The course reviews the complex grammatical structures introduced in previous levels, develops the students' conversational skills and prepares students for the transition to the 300 level. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Intermediate mid. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 221 or placement at this level.

Spanish in Costa Rica

SPN 117. SPANISH IN COSTA RICA: LEVEL I - 4 sh
This course introduces students to the Spanish language through the development of the oral communication skills of speaking, listening and culturally appropriate courtesy requirements, plus some reading and writing skills. Taught in Spanish. For students who have had little or no previous study of Spanish. No credit will be given to students who have already completed SPN 122 or higher at Elon. Upon return to campus, students must be evaluated for correct placement in Elon’s Spanish sequence. Offered in Costa Rica only.

 

 
SPN 127. SPANISH IN COSTA RICA: LEVEL II - 4 sh
This course reviews basic Spanish grammar and develops the students’ oral communication, listening, reading and writing skills while learning about Costa Rican culture. For students who have had some previous study of Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 121 or SPN 120 or appropriate placement. No credit will be given to students who have already completed SPN 222 or higher at Elon. Upon return to campus, students must be evaluated for correct placement in Elon’s Spanish sequence. Offered in Costa Rica only.
 

SPN 217. SPANISH IN COSTA RICA: LEVEL III - 4 sh
For students who have mastered the basic concepts of the language. Continues the students’ development of their oral communication, listening, reading and writing skills while learning about Costa Rican culture. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 122 or appropriate placement. No credit will be given to students who have already completed a 300-level Spanish course at Elon or at another university. Upon return to campus, students must be evaluated for correct placement at in Elon’s Spanish sequence. Offered in Costa Rica only.


SPN 227. SPANISH IN COSTA RICA: LEVEL IV - 4 sh
For students with the basic concepts of the language, this course continues their development of oral and written communication skills at the intermediate level, placing special emphasis on intensive grammar review and practice in everyday communication situations. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 221 or appropriate placement. No credit will be given to students who have already completed SPN 350 or higher at Elon or at another university. Upon return to campus, students must be evaluated for correct placement in Elon’s Spanish sequence. Offered in Costa Rica only.

SPN 237. SPANISH REVIEW IN COSTA RICA: LEVEL V - 4 sh
Emphasizes intensive grammar review and involves practice in everyday communication situations. Designed for students who need to review the intermediate level content and continues the students’ development of oral and written communication skills. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 221 or appropriate placement. No credit will be given to students who have already completed SPN 350 or higher at Elon or at another university. Upon return to campus, students must be evaluated for correct placement in Elon’s Spanish sequence. Offered in Costa Rica only.

This page was updated July 3, 2014.