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Maria Elena Torales

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Teaching Schedule

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Fall 2015

SPAN200Intermediate Spanish I

Prerequisite: The student must be able to speak and read English. The student can be successful in SPAN 200 only after having achieved all of the minimal performance objectives specified for both SPAN 100 and SPAN 110. Either a recent course in SPAN 110 or a recent 3 year high school Spanish course with good retention should enable the student to succeed in SPAN 200. A continuation of SPAN 110 covering the uses of all Spanish tenses with special emphasis on the subjunctive and imperative modes. This course requires the use of increasingly complex language structures and vocabulary to develop the functional competence required to communicate beyond survival needs and to discuss and express opinions on abstract topics related to the arts, lifestyle, linguistics, and literature at the intermediate level. (CSU) (UC credit limited. See a counselor.)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 10:00 AM
Building: 400
Room: 411
Enrolled: 28
Available: 0
Class begins: 2015-08-17, Class ends: 2015-12-11

SPAN220Spanish for Heritage Speakrs I

Prerequisite: Spanish speaking fluency, native or near-native or 3 years of high school Spanish. The course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish or other linguistically qualified students. The course provides instruction that builds upon the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; placing emphasis on acquiring proficiency using formal Spanish at the intermediate level. The course also focuses on language challenges particular to Heritage and Native speakers such as orthography, the inappropriate mix of English and Spanish, and contrasts between standard Spanish and regional variations. Emphasis will be on the indicative tenses: present, preterit, imperfect, and future. These skills will be explored through reading in the contemporary culture of Spain, Latin America, and the Spanish speaking communities in the United States - Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Central American. (C-ID SPAN 220) (CSU) (UC credit limited. See a counselor.)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
Start Time: 11:10 AM
End Time: 12:45 PM
Building: 1300
Room: 1308
Enrolled: 7
Available: 21
Class begins: 2015-08-17, Class ends: 2015-12-11

Spring 2015

SPAN113Beg Conv Spanish I

A course designed to give the student a basic ability in everyday Spanish. The course will emphasize vocabulary building, conversational skills, listening and comprehension, and culture. (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Building: 300
Room: 304B
Enrolled: 16
Class begins: 2015-02-17, Class ends: 2015-06-12