SPAN202-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Intermediate Spanish Language B

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


The course focuses on developing students' ability to read and write Spanish of a level commensurate with original texts drawn from contemporary cultural and scholarly debates.

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

As a student in this course you will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening).  You will be both better informed and better equipped to communicate in Spanish.

By the end of the course you should be able to read and understand a greater variety of texts and registers. Students will practice writing intensively and should be able to communicate more confidently and accurately in Spanish. The average student will be able to speak more confidently and accurately in a wider variety of situations, being able to communicate increasingly complex ideas and abstract concepts.  Students’ listening comprehension should reach a level where they will understand instructions in Spanish and everyday conversations, as well as conversations regarding increasingly complex topics and structures.

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.


SPAN201 or a placement test. Note: This course assumes a relatively high level of proficiency in the Spanish language. Even well prepared high school students should therefore enrol for the prerequisite course SPAN201 before trying to enter SPAN202.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 446 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sergio Redondo


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Journals (4) 15%
Quizzes (4) 20%
Oral test (1) 15%
Written tests (2) 40%
Workbook (Units 7-12) 10%


Required Texts

Corpas, J., Garmendia, A., & Soriano, C; AULA Internacional 3 – Curso de español Nueva Edición (B1); Difusión, 2014.

The Required Text can be ordered online from the Language Fuel NZ Resource Room. A special discount package is offered to University of Canterbury students.

A Spanish dictionary into and from your native language is also a valuable tool.   Please note that although there are some dictionaries available in the library, you may want to consider purchasing your own copy, particularly if you are intending to continue learning Spanish in the coming years.

Course links

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

Indicative Fees

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.

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