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SPA 102:  Beginning Spanish II - 4 Credits
Multiple Instructors


Beginning Spanish II, a basic introductory course. It places emphasis on the development of proficiency in the following skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The student will learn to function in the language within a limited context of vocabulary and structures. The course includes a general introduction to culture.

You'll learn through listening exercises, vocabulary and grammar activities, photo-based and video-recorded conversations, and featured articles and videos on culture. 



If you do well in this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand short learned material and some sentence-length content, particularly where context strongly supports understanding and speech is clearly audible.
  • Handle a limited number of interactive, task oriented and social situations; ask and answer questions; initiate and respond to simple statements, and maintain face-to face conversations all in a highly restricted manner and with some linguistic inaccuracy. Within these limitations, the student will be able to describe people and places, narrate recurring events in the present tense and achieve some ability to narrate past events.
  • Interpret almost any simple material for native speakers. 
  • Meet limited practical writing needs in the present tense and some in the past tense; write short messages, postcards, and take down simple notes, and create statements or questions within the scope of limited language experience.




Your course grade will be determined according to the following assignements and percentage of grade:

3 Exams (online and oral exams)
Discussion Forums including Wimba introduction
Lecciones 6-10 (En Linea online quizzes and other homework assignments)

Grading Scale
D 600-699



You are expected to take your examinations at one of the NVCC campus Testing Centers. Be sure to allow enough time to complete your exam before the Testing Center closes; Testing Centers have specific policies relating to the administration of ELI exams. You will need to take a photo ID, your NovaConnect empl ID number, and the appropriate Exam Pass when you go to the Testing Center.  

For Testing Center locations, hours of operation and policies, click here.

For information on taking exams outside of the metropolitan area, click here.



ELI Policies and Procedures

  This is an Extended Learning Institute (ELI) course. ELI courses differ from campus courses in several important ways, including enrollment dates, communication with faculty, assignment completion requirements, and exams. You must follow ELI's policies and procedures if you take this course. Read (or review) ELI's Policies and Procedures before you begin the course. If you have questions, call ELI at (703) 323-3347 or (888) 435-6822.

Beginning the Course


1. Use your web browser to connect to http://www.nvcc.edu/bbstart. Follow the directions to determine your email, Blackboard and VIVA account user names and passwords.
2. Access your email account and make sure you know how to use it; you will be required to use this account for all course-related email.
3. Log on to Blackboard at http://learn.vccs.edu.
4. Click on this course under "My Courses." Review the entire course to make sure you understand what will be required of you. Then start completing the assignments.

Please note that account generation takes approximately one week from the time of your paid registration. If you cannot log on after one week, contact the IT Help Desk. If you can log on to Blackboard, but your course isn't listed, please contact ELI or your instructor.