Proficiency Guidelines

  • In the spring of 2003, the Spanish program adopted a new set of guidelines to help coordinate proficiency-oriented instruction. To that end, the chart below indicates the minimum oral tasks that students should be able to accomplish upon completion of Spanish 101, 102 and 201 at IUP.

    At the end of the given course the student will be able to . . .

     

     

    Topic Context

    SPAN 101

    SPAN 102*

    SPAN 201**

    1.

    SELF

    Give auto-biographical information (state name, origin, nationality, age, address, phone number)

    Describe daily routines during a typical day

    Describe academic majors, courses, career plans

    2.

    OTHERS

    Describe self and identify others, including family members, friends, roommates, classmates (physical description, personality)

    Describe the way people and things are and used to be

    Give an extended description of self and others in the present, past, and future time frames

    3.

    ACTIVITIES

    List daily activities and tell about likes and dislikes

    List past activities of self and others

    Narrate and describe events in the present, past and future

    4.

    NUMBERS

    Count from 0 - 100 and use numbers in giving information about self and others (e.g., age, address, phone numbers)

    Count from 100-? and use numbers in describing people and things (e.g., giving the date, naming prices)

    Use large numbers in situational contexts (e.g., making purchases, exchanging money)

    5.

    ELICITING INFORMATION

    Obtain biographical information about others by asking questions about name, age, origin, etc.

    Obtain information about present and past activities and routines of others

    Participate in conversations by asking questions to negotiate meaning and elicit additional information

    6.

    SURVIVAL SITUATIONS

    Respond to typical survival situations with words/short phrases (e.g., ordering food from a menu)

    Successfully participate in simple survival situations without complications (e.g., buying a bus ticket, getting a hotel room)

    Successfully participate in survival situations with complications (e.g., reporting lost luggage, sending food back in a restaurant)


    *Fulfill the objectives from SPAN 101 plus the following.
    **Fulfill the obejctives from SPAN 102 plus the following.