Alexander Aldrich is from Santa Clarita, CA and is currently a PhD student in Hispanic Linguistics. He lived for two years in Mexico City as a volunteer before attending Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where he received his B.A. in Spanish in 2011 and his M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics in 2014. Alex worked briefly as an adjunct faculty member at BYU before entering the PhD program at the University of Arizona. His areas of interest include Phonetics, Phonology, and Second Language Speech Acquisition.
Continuation of Spanish 101 and 102 or by placement exam. As the first semester of the second year Spanish, this course focuses on a short review of the materials studied in the first year courses. It expands on those points with a more in-depth study of the Spanish language and culture. Content-based approach integrates grammar and culture in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course further develops grammatical accuracy in the use of the simple tenses: present, future, and conditional and of particular importance is the perfection of the use of the past tense: preterit and imperfect. Compound tenses such as the present perfect, past perfect are also developed in this course. Students gain the ability during this course to deal with more complex and abstract situations in the foreign language. Language use encouraged by way of communicative activities rather than a sequence of linguistics units. Audio, video, and computer materials incorporated.