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Introductory and Intermediate Spanish Courses

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. 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 119. ELEMENTARY SPANISH CONVERSATION - 2 sh

In this course, students practice basic oral communication skills (speaking and listening). Correct pronunciation is also emphasized. Prerequisite: SPN 110 or 120 or 121, one year of high school Spanish or permission of instructor. No credit will be given to students who have completed SPN 122 or higher.

SPN 120. ELEMENTARY SPANISH REVIEW - 2 sh

This course is designed for students who have some previous experience in the language but need a refresher course before beginning study at the 122 level. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale:: Novice High. Prerequisite: The equivalent of at least one or two semesters of high school Spanish.

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 literary selections will also be introduced. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Novice High. NO PREREQUISITE: Students with prior study of Spanish may NOT take this course for credit; such students should take Spanish 120.

SPN 122. ELEMENTARY SPANISH II - 4 sh

This course continues development of skills in basic structures within increasing cultural and literary 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: Intermediate-Low. Prerequisite: SPN 110 or 120 or 121 or placement at this level.

SPN 123. ELEMENTARY SPANISH FOR EDUCATORS - 4 sh

This course continues development of basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and can substitute for SPN 122 to complete the language proficiency requirement. The cultural topics and vocabulary studied in this class are intended to help future and current teachers communicate with their Spanish-speaking parents and students. Students in this course will practice their Spanish in the community. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Intermediate-Low. Prerequisite: SPN 110 or 120 or 121 or placement at this level.

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. Prerequisite: SPN 121, 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. 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 in Elon's Spanish sequence. Offered in Costa Rica only.

SPN 221. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I - 4 sh

This course, for students who have completed Spanish 122 or three or 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-Mid. Prerequisite: SPN 210 or 122 or placement at this level.

SPN 222. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I0I - 4 sh

This final course in the basic language sequence consolidates skills attained in Spanish 121, 122 and 221, or the equivalent. Reading, writing and speaking skills are developed through study of increasingly sophisticated cultural and literary topics. At the end of the course, students should be able to use complex grammatical structures including the subjunctive and will be prepared to succeed in a variety of classes at the 300 level. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Intermediate-High. Prerequisite: SPN 310 or 221 or placement at this level.

SPN 227. SPANISH IN COSTA RICA: LEVEL IV - 4 sh

For students with the basic concepts of the language and 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. 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 - 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's development of oral and written communication skills. 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.