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Spanish Courses offered at NICC

SPAN 1010 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (5)

This is the first introductory course where students begin to learn the fundamentals of Spanish. It stresses comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and vocabulary. The course includes nouns, adjectives, and present tense as well as a study of Spanish-speaking cultures. This course also allows language learners to experience the cultural diversity of Spanish-speaking countries. Technology is incorporated in this class to enhance language skills. The class emphasizes an interactive, proficiency-oriented approach to learning language and culture. 

SPAN 1020 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (5)

Students continue to focus on the skills begun in Elementary Spanish I. The course covers past tenses and double object pronouns among other grammatical structures.  The course allows 21st century language learners to further develop proficiency in Spanish while expanding community connections in and out of the classroom through local and global Spanish-speaking communities. Technology is incorporated to enhance language skills. The class emphasizes an interactive, proficiency-oriented approach to learning language and culture. *Prerequisite: Elementary Spanish I (or by placement exam)

SPAN 2010 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (3)

Third level in the language sequence that builds students’ language proficiency by refining receptive and productive skills while encouraging students to compare, contrast, and develop an appreciation of the cultural diversity of Spanish speaking communities. This course builds on previously attained grammar and stresses vocabulary building. It presents the perfect, subjunctive, future, and conditional tenses as well as commands. It is taught primarily in Spanish. Technology is incorporated in this class to enhance language skills.  *Prerequisite: Elementary Spanish II (or by placement exam)

SPAN 2020 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (3)

Last course of the four-level language sequence. Provides ample opportunities to develop vocabulary, strengthen the four linguistic skills, and increase awareness and appreciation of contemporary Spanish-speaking local and global communities. Technology is incorporated in this class to enhance language skills. This course continues the grammar review of Intermediate Spanish and introduces literary readings. Classes are conducted in Spanish.  *Prerequisite: Intermediate Spanish I (or by placement exam)