Summer 2024 - SPAN 100 B100

Introductory Spanish I (3)

Class Number: 4444

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 6, 2024
    Tue, 7:00–10:00 p.m.



Introduction to Spanish for students with little or no previous background in that language. Course develops Spanish language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Practical and situational materials are employed to underline the ties between language and culture. By the end of the term, students will have acquired basic conversational skills and an elementary reading facility. (A1 level of CEFR). Students with previous Spanish training should contact the department for placement. Students with credit for SPAN 102 may not take this course for further credit.


This course is the first half of first year Spanish (A1 level of CEFR) and it is intended for students who have never had previous instruction in Spanish (or minimum instruction). The course develops Spanish language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, using practical and interesting situational materials that will stress both language and culture. Span 100 covers basic pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar necessary to maintain a simple conversation in Spanish.

This course is a blended course in that a major part of student learning and work takes place outside of the physical classroom. The following briefly details the two major components: online and in-class Lab activities.

A. Independent learning & communicative online activities. Students are responsible for exploring, learning and practicing key concepts (grammar and vocabulary) assigned in each lesson. There are vocabulary, grammar, writing and communicative activities assigned for each lesson. These activities are both graded and credit/no credit.

B. TUT-sessions. In class students practice communicative activities, are exposed to native speaking, build their speaking skills and improve their confidence in using the language. A brief time is also dedicated to quickly review pronunciation and grammatical concepts when needed. Classroom meetings work as workshops in which students will have the opportunity to use the language in meaningful activities and interactions.

* Students should also expect to spend approximately six to eight weekly hours working on online activities and tutorials.


  • Lesson Quizzes x5 30%
  • Oral Exam 10%
  • Online Homework 25%
  • Class Participation 25%
  • Final Assignment 10%


ON-CAMPUS: Sections B101-TUT, B102-TUT and B103-TUT are held on campus two hours once per week. Office hours
will be on Campus (AQ 5127) and virtually (in Zoom). Students wishing to take Span 100 should therefore register in
B100-OLC and in one of the TUT sections.

96-100 = A+     83-86 = B+   70-74  = C+
91-95   = A       79-82 = B      65-69  = C
87-90   = A-      75-78 = B-    59-64  = C-
50-58   = D       0-49   = F



Viva, 5th edition. Blanco/Donley (Vista Higher Learning). Lessons 1-5
Online bundle includes Vistas vText (online book), WebSAM and Vista Supersite Plus.


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Registrar Notes:


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