Foreign Language

FLNG 1107 – Elementary Spanish I

3 credits

In this course, the student is introduced to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Basic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing are developed. Cultural readings and videos are included in each lesson giving the student additional opportunity to utilize the target vocabulary and grammar in classroom conversation.

It is required that students with less than two years of high school Spanish begin at this level. Students who have completed two years of high school Spanish at least five years ago must also enroll at this level.

FLNG 1108 – Elementary Spanish II

3 credits | Prerequisite: FLNG 1107

This course builds upon the foundation laid in FLNG 1107 and uses the same text. It is the second phase in the two-course sequence which comprises elementary Spanish at Southern State. Skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish are further developed in this course. Cultural readings and videos are included in each lesson, giving the student additional opportunity to utilize targeted vocabulary and grammar in classroom conversation.

Students who have completed two years of high school Spanish within the last four years may enroll at this level.

FLNG 1120 – Beginning American Sign Language I

3 credits

Everyday communication is the centerpiece of every lesson. Topics revolve around sharing information about our environment and us. Grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills. Students learn conversational strategies to help maintain a conversation. Interaction activities allow students to rehearse what they have learned.

FLNG 1121 – Beginning American Sign Language II

3 credits | Prerequisite: FLNG 1120

Everyday communication is the centerpiece of every lesson. Topics revolve around sharing information about our environment and us. Grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills. Students learn conversational strategies to help maintain a conversation. Interaction activities allow students to rehearse what they have learned.

FLNG 2207 – Intermediate Spanish I

3 credits | Prerequisite: FLNG 1108

This course is the third course in a four-course sequence which completes the foreign language requirement. Skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing are further developed in this course. The intermediate level places special emphasis on classroom discussion and on compositions of greater length. Cultural material introduced serves a dual purpose. Authentic short films, magazine articles, short stories and poems take the student to a deeper level of cultural understanding. These resources provide ample stimulus for discussion and composition allowing the student to utilize new and acquired vocabulary and grammar structures.

Students who have completed four years of high school Spanish within the last four years may enroll at this level.

FLNG 2208 – Intermediate Spanish II

3 credits | Prerequisite: FLNG 2207

This course is the final course in the four-course sequence which completes the foreign language requirement. Skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing are further developed in this course. The intermediate level places special emphasis on classroom discussion and on compositions of greater length. Cultural material introduced serves a dual purpose. Authentic short films, magazine articles, short stories and poems take the student to a deeper level of cultural understanding. These resources provide ample stimulus for discussion and composition, allowing the student to utilize new and acquired vocabulary and grammar structures.

FLNG 2220 – Intermediate American Sign Language

3 credits | Prerequisite: FLNG 1121

This course is designed to build upon the student’s prior knowledge and experience of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will be exposed to cultural interactions and stories from their text to bring them to a higher level of fluency in ASL.

FLNG 2221 – Advanced American Sign Language

3 credits | Prerequisite: FLNG 2220

This course is designed to build upon the student’s prior knowledge and experience of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will be exposed to cultural interactions and stories from their text to bring them to a higher level of fluency in ASL.