Communicative Skills

ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Communicative Skills

    Course Closed
  • Host University

    ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Grammar, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Beginning

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: The objective of this course is for students to learn how to deal with everyday situations in Spanish.

    CONTENTS:
    UNIT 1 ? HELLOS AND GOODBYES
    Introducing one. Spelling words. Numbers.

    UNIT 2 ? TIME AND PERSONAL INFORMATION
    Giving and asking the time. Making a schedule. Professions.

    NIT 3 ? DESCRIPTIONS
    Talking about the family. Describing a person physically. Talking about personality.

    UNIT 4 ? ON THE PHONE
    Initiating a telephone conversation.

    UNIT 5 ? HOW ARE YOU DOING?
    Asking someone how he or she is feeling and expressing how one is feeling. Expressing pain.

    UNIT 6 ? SHOPPING
    Talking about clothing and how they fit someone. Asking for items in a store. Asking about the price. Talking about personal preferences.

    UNIT 7 ? IN THE RESTAURANT
    Ordering and asking for service in a restaurant. Talking about food.

    UNIT 8 ? MY HOUSE
    Describing a house. Talking about furniture and explaining what there is in each room. Talking about location. Writing informal letters.

    UNIT 9 ? CONGRATULATIONS!
    Congratulating someone. Offering and receiving gifts. Talking about the seasons.

    UNIT 10 ? THE MOVIES
    Talking about movies and making plans. Giving and asking for advice.

    UNIT 11 ? DO YOU WANT TO MAKE PLANS?
    Making plans for a date. Making suggestions. Accepting and rejecting invitations.

    GRADING:
    Partial exam 30 %
    Final exam 40 %
    Homework and classroom participation 30 %

    ATTENDANCE:
    Attendance to class is mandatory.

    ADD/DROP:
    Changes in language level can only be carried out during the first week of class. Likewise it will not be possible to drop a course once the second week of classes has begun.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations