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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.
SPAN202 is a continuing Spanish course that assumes prior knowledge of Spanish at B1 level. This course will build on your existing language skills acquired in the first semester 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 confidencein 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.
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 SPAN202 are to enable students to: broaden the knowledge of grammar obtained in SPAN201. acquire language proficiency through conversational practice and listening/oral comprehension exercises. write for communicative purposes and for developing greater precision in grammar andin 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 fora successful career.
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
SPAN201 ora 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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Corpas, J., Garmendia, A., & Soriano, C;
AULA Internacional 3 – Curso de español Nueva Edición (B1);
Note: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.
The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
Domestic fee $761.00
International fee $3,188.00
* 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.