Spanish 2A

Course Description

In Spanish 2A, you will review and add to vocabulary dealing with: school, clothing, describing people and talking about what people like to do.

You will begin learning vocabulary and grammar for certain basic situations, such as giving directions, describing people, places, situations and events in the past, and comparing things.

You will begin Spanish 2 by reviewing material learned in Spanish 1. This will help strengthen the skills you practiced and will create a good base knowledge to build upon. You will complete Activities dealing with reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish and will be expected to practice vocabulary and grammar points.

Required Course Materials

Realidades 2 Textbook
Please note: Both of the numbers below refer to the same textbook.
ISBN-10: 0130359513
ISBN-13: 978-0130359513

Students will also need to have the following materials:

Course Lesson Organization

Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Introduction. The Introduction section of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Self-Assessment Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. Most assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments will be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 75 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 25 percent. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better.
Format: Multiple-choice, writing, recording.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed:#2 pencil, answer sheet provided, recordable CD-ROM

Course Outline

Total Number of Lessons: 9
Total Number of Activities: 54
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 19
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 19
Computer Graded: 0

Unit 1: ¿Cómo eres tú? - ¿Qué haces?
Lesson 1: Talking About What You and Others Are Like, Where You Are From, and What You Like to Do
  Activity 1: Vocabulary Practice
  Activity 2: Grammar Practice
  Activity 3: Listening Practice
  Activity 4: Speaking Practice
  Activity 5: Writing Practice
  Activity 6: Reading Practice
  Graded Assignment 1
  Graded Assignment 2

Unit 2: ¿Qué haces en la escuela? - ¿Qué haces después de las clases?
Lesson 1: Describing Classroom Objects, Activities, and Rules
  Activity 1: Vocabulary Practice
  Activity 2: Grammar Practice
  Activity 3: Listening Practice
  Activity 4: Speaking Practice
  Activity 5: Writing Practice
  Activity 6: Reading Practice
  Graded Assignment 3
  Graded Assignment 4
Lesson 2: Talking About Extracurricular Activities, What People Know How to Do, and Making Comparisons
  Activity 1: Vocabulary Practice
  Activity 2: Grammar Practice
  Activity 3: Listening Practice
  Activity 4: Speaking Practice
  Activity 5: Writing Practice
  Activity 6: Reading Practice
  Graded Assignment 5
  Graded Assignment 6

Unit 3: ¿Cómo te preparas? - ¿Qué ropa compraste?
Lesson 1: Talking About Your Daily Routine, Getting Ready for an Event, and Expressing Possession
  Activity 1: Vocabulary Practice
  Activity 2: Grammar Practice
  Activity 3: Listening Practice
  Activity 4: Speaking Practice
  Activity 5: Writing Practice
  Activity 6: Reading Practice
  Graded Assignment 7
  Graded Assignment 8
Lesson 2: Describing Clothing, Going Shopping, and Describing Events in the Past
  Activity 1: Vocabulary Practice
  Activity 2: Grammar Practice
  Activity 3: Listening Practice
  Activity 4: Speaking Practice
  Activity 5: Writing Practice
  Activity 6: Reading Practice
  Graded Assignment 9
  Graded Assignment 10

Unit 4: ¿Qué hiciste ayer? - ¿Cómo se va?
Lesson 1: Expressing the Time of Day, Talking About Things You Did in the Past, and Talking About Places Around Town
  Activity 1: Vocabulary Practice
  Activity 2: Grammar Practice
  Activity 3: Listening Practice
  Activity 4: Speaking Practice
  Activity 5: Writing Practice
  Activity 6: Reading Practice
  Graded Assignment 11
  Graded Assignment 12
Lesson 2: Giving and Understanding Directions
  Activity 1: Vocabulary Practice
  Activity 2: Grammar Practice
  Activity 3: Listening Practice
  Activity 4: Speaking Practice
  Activity 5: Writing Practice
  Activity 6: Reading Practice
  Graded Assignment 13
  Graded Assignment 14

Unit 5: Cuándo éramos niños - Celebrando los días festivos
Lesson 1: Discussing Childhood Games, What You Were Like When You Were Younger, and What You Used to Do When You Were Younger
  Activity 1: Vocabulary Practice
  Activity 2: Grammar Practice
  Activity 3: Listening Practice
  Activity 4: Speaking Practice
  Activity 5: Writing Practice
  Activity 6: Reading Practice
  Graded Assignment 15
  Graded Assignment 16
Lesson 2: Talking About People, Places, and Situations in the Past
  Activity 1: Vocabulary Practice
  Activity 2: Grammar Practice
  Activity 3: Listening Practice
  Activity 4: Speaking Practice
  Activity 5: Writing Practice
  Activity 6: Reading Practice
  Graded Assignment 17
  Graded Assignment 18
  Final Project