3 Credits, 3 Contacts

This course is an elementary introduction to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture with an emphasis on the particular needs of the classroom teacher and educational personnel. It seeks to provide students with basic communicative competence through an approach that focuses on the four essential skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Educational topics presented include: greeting children, giving classroom directions, correcting behavior, encouraging and praising children, communicating in parent-teacher conferences, filling out registration information, explaining educational programs and talking on the phone.

Prerequisite: None