World Languages
Colorado State University - Pueblo

SPN 301 - Spanish Grammar in Context


This course is an online course that mixes synchronous and asynchronous activities. This means that the majority to time you will work on your own. 

We will meet vía Zoom on Tuesdays 11:15-12:35


I will hold Zoom office hours on Tuesday 3:00-5:00 and Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00. You can sign up for an appointment in my schedule. You can also email me at any time. If you need immediate attention you can call 719-549-2143.

Welcome to SPN 301!

The most exciting thing about this class is that it mixes students who have learned Spanish at home with students who have learned Spanish in a classroom setting. The diversity of backgrounds in the class gives us an amazing opportunity to learn from each other. Whether you need to grow your writing skills or your speaking skills, you will find plenty of opportunities! The class is called “Grammar in Context” because  we engage with fun readings, topics and projects that show us that grammar is only an underlying structure of something much much bigger. Language is how we, as a society, communicate our ideas, feelings, information, history, love and so much more! *IMPORTANT NOTE: To be in this course you need to have completed SPN202 & 203 or have my permission. 

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Objectives and Outcomes

Catalog description: Practice of Spanish grammar in the context of writing, reading, speaking and listening

Course Objectives:

This course will help you reach the intermediate high to advanced mid proficiency level according to ACTFL guidelines. At advanced mid proficiency level students can narrate and describe in major time frames and deal with unanticipated complications, participate in most informal and some formal settings, discuss topics of general and personal interest, be understood without difficulty by speakers unaccustomed to dealing with non-native speakers, communicate in paragraph form.

Spanish Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate in Spanish
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of cultures of the Hispanic world
  • Connect with other disciplines and acquiring new information
  • Develop awareness of similarities and differences (comparisons) among language and culture systems around the world
  • Use Spanish to participate in communities at home and around the world

Course Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Produce written Spanish to meet practical needs as well as creative expression and formal discourse.
  2. Understand and apply major grammatical concepts to writing and speaking
  3. Understand the challenges of living between languages (spelling, false cognates, formal vs. informal language, etc)
  4. Expand vocabulary
  5. Demonstrate accurate reading comprehension.