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Course Levels/Self-Placement

June 21-24, 2022 (Tuesday-Friday)Small_Logo

Program will include:

  • Program includes 8 hours of Spanish instruction
  • 4 hours of facilitated conversation groups
  • Choose from a blended instruction level covering beginning through superior language levels
  • Experienced instructors
  • All courses conducted in Spanish

REGISTER ONLINE   or call 541.383.7240

Use the Self-Placement Tool to choose the proper level for registration.

 

COSSI Spanish Language A: Beginning Low through Beginning Mid (Levels 1-2)

Instructor: Janet Gesme

This course will blend concepts from levels beginning low and middle to create one diverse, robust, and challenging course. This level is for students with little to no Spanish speaking skills. Intensive language instruction will place an emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in Spanish. This course will introduce students to the present tense, fundamentals of verb conjugation, and basic sentence structure. Students will learn greetings, expressions of courtesy, and other useful beginning vocabulary. It will focus on key pronunciation differences between English and Spanish, the alphabet, and accent marks.

COSSI Spanish Language B: Beginning High through Intermediate Mid (Levels 3-5)
Instructor: Jessica Bollinger

This course will blend concepts from levels beginning high through intermediate middle to create one diverse, robust, and challenging course. This level is for students who have a working knowledge of the present tense. This course will provide a thorough review of the present tense, practice of -AR, -ER & -IR verbs, introduction of stem-changing verbs, Ser & Estar, "Tener + que + infinitive ", and "Ir + a + infinitive.", and the present progressive with estar + gerund. This course will provide an introduction to reflexive verbs and pronouns, as well as the preterit and imperfect tenses to talk about the past. There will be an emphasis on vocabulary development, communication strategies, and oral proficiency, and building grammatical structures that focus on speaking, reading, writing, and understanding.

COSSI Spanish Language C: Intermediate High through Advanced Mid (Levels 6-8)
Instructor: Eileen Poxon
This class will blend concepts from levels intermediate high through advanced middle to create one diverse, robust, and challenging course. Students should have a minimum of two years of Spanish language study at the college level or the equivalent in Spanish speaking experience. Students should have a command of the present tense and a working knowledge of the past and future tenses. This course will review and contrast the uses of the preterit and imperfect tenses and refine usage of vocabulary using idiomatic expressions and more advanced grammatical principles. It will introduce basic uses of the present subjunctive mood as well as formal commands, new vocabulary, and related expressions to expand the communicative strategies of the student.  

COSSI Spanish Language D: Advanced High through Superior (Levels 9 & 10)
Instructor: Silvi Galmozzi

This course is for the most advanced students and will include concepts from levels advanced high and superior to create a robust and challenging course.  Students must have a minimum of three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent in Spanish speaking experience. This course will review the contrasts between the preterit and imperfect tenses and the uses of the present subjunctive mood. Additional concepts will include an introduction to the imperfect subjunctive mood and its uses and the conditional tense and its uses. Grammatical structures and vocabulary will be highlighted through literary selections, business terminology, and idiomatic expressions, proverbs, synonyms, and antonyms. Other topics include: the pronoun "se," complex sentences and new literary vocabulary, recognition of the different accents of the Spanish-speaking world, and how to improve one's own Spanish accent.

NOTE: Course offerings are contingent on sufficient enrollment.