High Beginner Reading & Cult
Communicating in Spanish (High Beginner)
Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language cultures, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate is a crucial component of the course content. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)
Required Text: Alicia Ramos & Robert L. Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.