Spanish I: Language and Cultural Literacy

!Bienvenidos! This course is designed to teach students without prior experience or students with limited experience, the essentials of the Spanish language so that students can use Spanish in the real world. Students will master grammar and vocabulary through meaningful opportunities to speak, listen, read, and write in Spanish. Grammar and vocabulary will be taught and reinforced through repetition, interactive activities, and an important listening component. As Frantz Fanon said, "To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture." This course, therefore, views language and culture as inseparable and teaches students to examine their own and diverse cultures with curiosity, humility, and empathy. Students will explore issues of language bias, cultural competence, and cross-cultural communication. Cultural aspects of Latin America and Spain will be included in the lessons through readings, films, presentations, and discussion.
Course Number: COL150
Units: 3.0