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In this highly interactive course, you will continue building your basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in French. We will build on grammatical concepts introduced in WLF 1101 and develop your vocabulary. Topics of francophone culture that we discuss will include art and sports, as well as an overview of major francophone cities. Join French 1102 to fulfill your Foreign Language Graduation Requirement!
If you have a strong background in French from high school (3-4 years), or if you have taken three semesters of French in college, join us in French 2202G! With an emphasis on active communication in culturally appropriate contexts, this course will give you the opportunity to hone your grammatical knowledge and expand your vocabulary while you explore topics of contemporary francophone culture such as fashion, media services and annual festivals. Also as Honors available. WLF 2292G Intermediate French II (4 credits)
Throughout history, French poets have earned the reputation of being the "bad boys" of their day. From the romantic sonnets of Ronsard to the revolutionary verses of Hugo to the blasphemous prose poems of Baudelaire, we'll study the poems and the social norms their authors gleefully broke.
Did you know German is the most widely spoken language in the EU (percentage of the total number of speakers)? Have you had a year of German in high school or one semester in college? Then German 1102 is for you. It will also complete your Foreign Language graduation requirement. You will acquire more basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and learn much about the culture of modern-day Germany. Of course, you will learn how to pronounce more of those long German words too (Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung; Oktoberfestvergnügen)... Never taken German before? Our first-semester course WLG 1101 is offered every fall semester.
Have you had 3 or 4 years of German in high school or 3 semesters in college? This Intermediate German class is for you. It can also be used towards your Gen Ed Humanities requirement. You will review basic German grammar and vocabulary, and enhance your speaking and writing skills while learning more about the globalized society in modern Germany. Short readings (stories), music and films will be part of this course.
Interested in Spanish? Do you want to learn how to speak the second most spoken language in America? You will enjoy acquiring basic language skills and learning about the amazing and eclectic culture of the Spanish-speaking world. After Spanish 1101, continue taking Spanish and complete the language requirement for graduation.
Do you require a flexible schedule? WLS 1101 online may be for you! We will learn the same speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as in the face-to-face 1101 course, but you can study and complete assignments at times that work best for you.
Have you taken some Spanish in high school? Do you need to fulfill the language requirement for graduation? Take WLS 1102! You will expand your vocabulary and practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish. You will also continue to learn about the Spanish- speaking cultures and develop your intercultural knowledge and understanding. After WLS 1102, practice and enhance your Spanish by taking Intermediate Spanish I (WLS 2201G) in the fall.
Do you need to fulfill your foreign language requirement but require a flexible schedule? WLS 1102 online may be for you! We will learn the same speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as in the 1102 face-to-face course, but you can study and complete assignments at times that work best for you.
Open to students from all programs. May be used to meet the second semester of the FLG Graduation Requirement. Have you taken a year of high school Spanish or one semester in college? This course is a second-semester language course designed for students interested in or preparing to enter the health professions or related fields. The course covers basic grammar, and its vocabulary is focused on the human body, its functions and problems. You’ll practice with dialogues, interviews and stories, while also gaining cross-cultural understanding. Note: If you have taken a regular WLS 1102 course and received credit, no additional credit can be given for WLS 1112.
Have you taken 2 or 3 years of Spanish in high school (or 2 semesters in college)? Are you looking for a great class to use towards your Gen Ed Humanities requirement? Also, this class may be perfect for students who received the "Illinois Seal of Biliteracy" and want to continue their language study (ask us for placement advice). You will review grammar points, practice your Spanish in conversation and composition, and broaden your understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Also as Honors section available. WLS 2291G Intermediate Spanish I Honors (4 credits).
Have you taken 3 or 4 years of Spanish in high school (or 3 semesters in college)? Are you looking for a great class to use towards your Gen Ed Humanities requirement? This class could also be perfect if you are a "Seal" student (received the "Illinois Seal of Biliteracy") and want to continue your language study (ask us for placement advice). You will review grammar points, practice your Spanish in conversation and composition, and broaden your understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Also as Honors section available. WLS 2292G Intermediate Spanish II Honors (4 credits).
Is your major in Health Sciences, Psychology, CDS, or related fields? Are you maybe a Spanish minor? This class could be perfect for you. It is a third-year Spanish course focused on the vocabulary and grammar needed by health care practitioners and professionals in allied fields to communicate with the Spanish-speaking community, taking into account its unique concerns, in order to support a culturally competent practice. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WLS 2202G/WLS 2292G, or a proficiency level equivalent to WLS 2202G. Note: WLS 3012 is equivalent to WLS 3000, Spanish Grammar in Context. Students can take either WLS 3000 or WLS 3012 to meet the prerequisite to take upper-division Spanish content courses.
Have you had 4 or more years in high school (or 4 semesters in college)? In this course, you will develop your conversational skills and pronunciation. You will learn to express your opinion on a variety of intriguing and current topics! Note: We recommend taking WLS 3000 or WLS 3012 first. However, if WLS 3000 or WLS 3012 don't work with your class schedule, take WLS 3050 first (and the following semester WLS 3000 or WLS 3012).
This course focuses on the late 19th and 20th Century Latin American poetry, narrative, theatre, and essay. Students will examine a wide range of authors across the two centuries. The discussions in class will include both primary textbooks as well as photocopies provided by the professor. Other materials that will be included are videos, movies, and web pages. Class meetings will consist mainly of class and group discussions based on readings, and Internet searches made by the students. Class will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: WLS 3000.
This course will explore the Argentine culture through sports, film, music, food, politics, language, and literary texts from the nineteenth century to the present. Students will be introduced to cultural and historical themes that shape Argentine national identity. Class will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: WLS 3000.
Share your language with elementary school students in our after-school enrichment program, and earn credits. You don’t have to be a teacher licensure student to take this course. Have you studied a language for at least 4 semesters (equivalent of 2202G)? Are you maybe a language minor? This class may be perfect for you. Apply your language skills (choose Spanish or French or German) and teach first- through fourth-grade students in a 6-week after-school enrichment program. The program is directed and supervised by department faculty. Limited to 4 spots in the spring semester. Our host school in spring is in Hume, Illinois (45 minutes north of Charleston; you will carpool). R 2:00-5:00 (6 weeks, plus weekly preparatory meetings, TBA).
Building on skills developed in ASL I, students will increase accuracy and fluency with receptive and expressive signing skills in more complex contexts. Emphasis is placed on expanding ASL vocabulary and grammar skills in context, including narratives about personal information and events. The course culminates with skills related to understanding and retelling stories including character development, role shifts, and application of non-manual markers. Deaf Culture is embedded in lessons, including discussion of social norms, literature, art, and educational practices.