Elementary College Spanish I (SPAN 1310)

 (UCA Concurrent Enrollment-Junior level Spanish) SPAN 1310

Elementary College Spanish I is the beginning study of Spanish designed for students with minimal or no experience in Spanish at the college level. Students who desire to perfect their basic skills in Spanish and also receive college credit should take this course. 

The primary goal of this course is to begin to learn to speak, read, write and comprehend basic Spanish. Special emphasis is placed upon the grammatical structures necessary for perfecting these communication skills. The student will also gain cultural awareness of Hispanic ways of life. Although this class is a “beginner” course and students at the high school level will have already taken Spanish I and II, it moves at a much faster pace and focuses more on speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing in the target language. Topics covered in Elementary College Spanish I include: present tense, stem-changing verbs, irregular verbs, ser and estar, nouns, articles, numbers, telling time, basic communication, descriptive adjectives, possessive adjectives, tener, venir, ir, irregular yo form verbs, present progressive, and direct object pronouns. Students will also learn about the history, cultures and customs of Spanish-speaking countries. Students who prefer to continue to learn new, more advanced material in Spanish, and who are not concerned with receiving college credit, should take Spanish III instead.

Open To: 11th and 12th Grades

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Spanish II with a C or higher

Admission Requirements: Cumulative GPA of 3.0. Teacher and Principal recommendation. Before class begins in August, or in January (if 2nd semester), students must attain ACT Reading subscores of at least 19 or Accuplacer scores of 251 in Reading. 

Course Fee: $30 (UCA tuition) + cost of textbook. Students will be billed by UCA. The bill will be mailed to the student’s home address after the drop/add deadline given by the Registrar. A $75 CAC Administrative fee will be billed through FACTS.