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SPA 01 — Beginning Spanish I

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Dec 5
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Units: 2
Tuition: $480
Instructor(s): Alice Miano
Limit: 27
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 21
On-campus course
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 26—Dec 5
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
2 Units
Alice Miano
Please Note: No class on November 21
Please note: This course has a different instructor than what appears in the print catalogue.

¡Es hora de aprender español! Whether for business or pleasure, travel abroad, or a trip to the local market, millions of Americans have found Spanish so useful that it has become the nation’s most popularly studied second language. This course is designed to help build oral proficiency and comprehension, and to foster an understanding of the Spanish-speaking world and its language and cultures. By the end of the course, students will be able to converse on a basic level, to talk about themselves and their likes and dislikes, and to ask others about themselves. The course focuses on practical communication in a high-energy yet reassuring environment.

This is the first course in a three-course sequence. The textbook assigned for this course will also be used for Levels II (Winter 2018) and III (Spring 2018). Students may enroll in this introductory course without intending to take all three courses in the sequence.

Alice Miano, Lecturer in Spanish, Stanford; Spanish Language Program Coordinator; Continuing Studies Foreign Language Curriculum Coordinator

Alice Miano received a PhD in education from UC Berkeley. Her research pursuits include second-language acquisition, bilingualism, biliteracy, adult literacy, and community engaged language learning. In 1997, Miano received the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is certified as an oral and writing proficiency trainer and tester by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Alonso, Alonso, & Zaslow, Invitaciones, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-60007-950-4)