SP 301 - Spanish Language in Context: Emerging Independent Abroad I

Throughout the course, students will further develop a precision and with a large degree of understanding in these five skills: intercultural communication, reading, writing, listening, and speaking to perform a variety of tasks in the host culture as described in the learning outcomes below.

Namely, students will be able to describe and talk about present, past and future events. Students will also be able to express prohibition, emotion, opinion and recognize a wide range of common interactions.

Research has demonstrated that study abroad can enhance every aspect of language ability. One of the most important general findings of this research is, however, that study abroad is most beneficial for the development of abilities related to social interaction. Students who go abroad can learn to do things with words, such as requesting, apologizing, or offering compliments, and they may also learn to interpret situations calling on such speech acts in ways that local people do…In short, and logically, study abroad has been shown to enhance the aspects of communicative competence that are most difficult to foster in classroom settings 

NOTE: This course is offered during the regular semester and in the summer. For summer sections, the course schedule is condensed, but the content, learning outcomes, and contact hours are the same.

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