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A language course following on from SPAN 101, for those with limited knowledge of Spanish.
Spanish 102 is a continuing Spanish course that assumes prior knowledge with Spanish at the 101 level. This course, like the first semester SPAN101, is communicative in approach and emphasizes the development of all four language-skills. Hence, this course has five main objectives: to continue to increase the students’ ability in speaking, listening, writing and reading the Spanish language, as well as being exposed to some of the cultural aspects of the Hispanic world. This course will build on the skills learned in Spanish 101 to extend the students’ ability to express themselves in speech and in writing. The overall emphasis is on realistic situations that could prove useful in a practical sense. Since reading and writing can be practiced outside of the classroom, class time will be devoted mainly to listening and speaking activities. Spanish is spoken by an increasing number of people. This course will set students on a path that will increase their knowledge of world language and culture.
By the end of this course, students will:1. Understand the main idea and most of the supporting details of spoken and written Spanish geared for university students of Spanish on current affairs and topics related to students' daily life.2. Speak in complete sentences about familiar topics with sufficient accuracy in pronunciation and the use of vocabulary and grammar (present, past and future tenses) so as to be understood by a native speaker of Spanish.3. Read edited articles with an understanding of the main ideas and most of the supporting details.4. Write coherent paragraphs on a familiar topic with logical organisation and sufficient accuracy in the use of vocabulary and grammar so as to be understood by a native speaker of Spanish.5. Understand significant cultural traits of the Hispanic world (ie lifestyles, attitudes, customs and geography).
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
SPAN101 or equivalent
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Corpas, J., Garmendia, A., & Soriano, C;
AULA Internacional 2 Nueva Edición – Curso de español (A2);
The book can be ordered online from the Language Fuel NZ Resource Room. A special discount package is offered to University of Canterbury students.Optional Texts:• "501 Spanish Verbs" by Christopher Kendris (any edition)• Any English/Spanish DictionaryUseful Websites:• wordreference.com – an excellent online dictionary• quizlet.com – useful for learning vocabulary• languageperfect.com – useful for learning vocabulary
The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.