Foreign Language

Alvaro A. Bernal, Contemporary Colombian Cinema, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course deals with literary, linguistics, or cultural topics—or a combination of these. Its primary emphasis is on developing an understanding of contemporary cultures in Latin America. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 0212 or equivalent.

Required Texts:

- The Making Of Modern Colombia, Author: Bushnell, Publisher: California Press.
- 501 Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM and Audio CD (501 Verb Series) by Christopher Kendris
- Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary.

Alvaro A. Bernal, Conversational Spanish, Fall 2012

Course Description:

The aims of this course are to improve the learner's ability to understand and speak fluent Spanish. A native speaker instructor guides the student, but the learner does most of the talking. Emphasis in small classes is on vocabulary building and some basic structures. Daily participation is necessary. Prerequisite: SPAN 0212.

Required Texts:

Blanco, Revista: Conversación sin barreras. Vista Higher Learning, Boston, Massachusetts, 2010, third edition
501 Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM and Audio CD (501 Verb Series) by Christopher Kendris
Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Conversational Spanish, Spring 2014

Course Description:

The aims of this course are to improve the learner's ability to understand and speak fluent Spanish. A native speaker instructor guides the student, but the learner does most of the talking. Emphasis in small classes is on vocabulary building and some basic structures. Daily participation is necessary. Prerequisite: SPAN 0212.

Required Texts:

Blanco, Revista: Conversación sin barreras. Vista Higher Learning, Boston, Massachusetts, 2010, fourth edition. 501 Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM and Audio CD (501 Verb Series) by Christopher Kendris and Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary.

Syllabus: 
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Alvaro A. Bernal, Conversational Spanish, Spring 2016

Course Description

The aims of this course are to improve the learner's ability to understand and speak fluent Spanish. A native speaker instructor guides the student, but the learner does most of the talking. Emphasis in small classes is on vocabulary building and some basic structures. Daily participation is necessary. Prerequisite: SPAN 0212

Required Texts:

- Blanco, Revista: Conversación sin barreras. Vista Higher Learning, Boston, Massachusetts, 2010, third edition.
- El cuento hispánico. Mullen/Garganigo. Eight Edition, McGraw Hill.
- 501 Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM and Audio CD (501 Verb Series) by Christopher Kendris and Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary.

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Elementary Spanish 1, Fall 2012

Course Description:

A thorough introduction (in two terms) to the Spanish grammar, with extensive practice in the four skills: reading, writing, understanding, and speaking.

Required Texts:

Castells, Guzmán, Lapuerta, and García. Mosaicos. Latest Edition. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition (textbook and student activities manual).
Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Elementary Spanish 2, Fall 2012

Course Description:

A thorough introduction (in two terms) to the Spanish grammar, with extensive practice in the four skills: reading, writing, understanding, and speaking. Prerequisite: SPAN 0111

Required Texts:

Castells, Guzmán, Lapuerta, and García. Mosaicos Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition (textbook and student activities manual)
Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Elementary Spanish 2, Spring 2011

Course Description:

A thorough introduction (in two terms) to the Spanish grammar, with extensive practice in the four skills: reading, writing, understanding, and speaking. Prerequisite: SPAN 0111

Required Texts:

-Castells, Guzmán, Lapuerta, and García. Mosaicos Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition (textbook and student activities manual).
-Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary (Required)

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Elementary Spanish 2, Spring 2013

Course Description:

A thorough introduction (in two terms) to the Spanish grammar, with extensive practice in the four skills: reading, writing, understanding, and speaking. Prerequisite: SPAN 0111

Required Texts:

Castells, Guzmán, Lapuerta, and García. Mosaicos Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition (textbook and student activities manual).
Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary (Required). The instructor’s textbook is NOT allowed.

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Grammar and Composition, Spring 2013

Course Description:

A review of Spanish grammar, designed to aid the student in building vocabulary, translating from English to Spanish, and writing compositions. Prerequisite: SPAN 0212

Required Texts:

- Gramática para la Composición, Author: Whitley, Publisher: Georgetown Univ., Edition: 2, year published: 2007.
- 501 Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM and Audio CD (501 Verb Series) by Christopher Kendris
- Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary.

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Intermediate Spanish 1, Spring 2015

Course Description

This course is a continuation of the first-year sequence and includes a functional review of language structure and vocabulary. Primary emphasis is development of conversational skills, with topical reading and some writing. Prerequisite: SPAN 0112

Required Texts:

-Mosaicos Textbook 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 2010 and Workbook
-Spanish/English dictionary
-501 Spanish Verbs

Syllabus: 

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