SPAN201-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Intermediate Spanish Language A

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

Review of the basic features of Spanish that leads into an intensified examination of more complex structures for both conversational and written Spanish, including a wide range of verb structures.

SPAN201 is a continuing Spanish course that assumes prior knowledge of Spanish at the second semester level. This course will build on your existing language skills acquired in the first year by reviewing the basic features of Spanish and leading into an intensified examination of more complex structures for both conversational and written Spanish, including a wide range of verb structures. In addition, this course has been designed to present an integrated skills approach to intermediate Spanish that develops both receptive and productive skills simultaneously. Consequently, the aim of the course is to continue incrementing the students’ ability and confidence in the four key skills of language learning: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. At the same time, it will also offer students the opportunity to learn about the culture of the many countries where Spanish is spoken.

Learning Outcomes

  • This course addresses the five key attributes of UC Graduate Profile:

  • Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand and its relevance to the Hispanic world and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

  • Students will be provided with the ability to become critically competent in the language after being provided with advanced knowledge of complex grammatical structures and parts of speech.

  • Students will acquire knowledge and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

  • Students will become more engaged with the Spanish-speaking community in Christchurch through different gamified immersion assignments. Students will have observed and understood a culture within the Spanish-speaking community in Christchurch by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

  • Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on the Spanish-speaking world and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

    Additionally, the specific objectives of SPAN201 are to enable students to:
  • broaden the knowledge of grammar obtained in first-year Spanish.
  • acquire language proficiency through conversational practice and
    listening/oral comprehension exercises.
  • write for communicative purposes and for developing greater precision in grammar and in the use of vocabulary.    
  • develop reading skills through assigned readings.
  • examine cultural beliefs and values of the Hispanic world, which in turn students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for cultures other than their own, including the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • be able to comprehend the influence of global conditions on Spain and Latin America and be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
  • develop specific linguistic skills in Spanish that will enhance students’ opportunities for a successful career.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      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.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

SPAN102, NCEA Level 3, or
placement test.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 (17/2-16/3)
- (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
02 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 (17/2-16/3)
- (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 214-Language Lab (19/2-18/3)
- (25/3, 22/4-27/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 James Logie 214-Language Lab (19/2-18/3)
- (25/3, 22/4-27/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 A9 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
- (24/4-29/5)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 A8 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
- (24/4-29/5)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sergio Esteban Redondo

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online Homework 10%
In-class Essays (2) 10%
Immersion challenges (2) 10%
UC Spanish Escape Room (1) 5%
UC Scavenger Hunt 5%
Online quizzes (2) 20%
Oral Test 10%
Written Tests (2) 30%

Textbooks / Resources

The required textbook for the course is:

Blanco, J. A. & Tocaimaza-Hatch. C. C. Imagina – Curso intermedio de lengua española (digital edition); Vista, 2019. Available at https://vistahigherlearning.com/school/canterbury


Useful websites:

• Language learning apps (free and paid):
o https://www.duolingo.com/
o http://www.lingrolearning.com/
o https://www.lingualia.com  
o https://es.babbel.com/
o https://www.memrise.com/
o https://www.clozemaster.com/languages
o http://www.hello-hello.com/index_home
o https://www.transparent.com/
o https://www.lingohut.com/en
o https://www.getflowlingo.com/
o https://www.busuu.com/
o https://fluent-forever.app/
o https://www.lingq.com/
o https://www.mosalingua.com/en
• Online dictionaries:
o www.wordreference.com – free (based on bilingual entries)
o www.linguee.com – free + context (based on a text corpus)
o https://iate.europa.eu/home - free (terminological database)

• Online tools for learning vocabulary:
o www.languageperfect.com  – free for UC Spanish students and very useful for learning vocabulary
o www.quizlet.com – useful for learning vocabulary through flashcards
o https://apps.ankiweb.net/ - useful for creating your own vocab flashcards

There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course.


Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides: http://canterbury.libguides.com/span

Course links

Library portal
LEARN The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* 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.

All SPAN201 Occurrences

  • SPAN201-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020