SPAN301-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Advanced Spanish A

30 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

The aim of this course is to give students advanced proficiency in Spanish across the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). The course also introduces students to the history and culture of the different Hispanic countries. By the end of this course students will be able to recognise a variety of discourses and idiomatic expressions as well as communicate at an advanced level in Spanish.

The main objective of SPAN301 is to give students advanced proficiency in Spanish across the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). This course also consists of four main components:  the practice of the complex aspects of Spanish grammar, the development of effective writing and reading skills, the understanding of cultural traits, and the improvement of listening comprehension and speaking fluidity. Grammar is taught in a cultural content-based approach whereby students’ linguistic skills will be improved and reinforced through extended reading, listening, and writing assignments.

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, students will be:
  • able to employ a range of idiomatic expressions.
  • able to communicate clearly, accurately, and effectively on a variety of topics.
  • able to comprehend more advanced level discussions on a range of issues.
  • able to read and comprehend non-specialised Spanish texts.
  • able to read and comprehend some advanced narrative, literary, and academic style Spanish texts.
  • able to comprehend complex Spanish texts with the help of a dictionary and similar resources.
  • able to comprehend natural speech pattern spoken by native speakers.
  • able to write essays on a variety of topics that require the use of a variety of verb tenses and idiomatic expressions.
    • 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

SPAN202 or
placement test.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
Ernest Rutherford 225 (17/2-16/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 - (25/3, 22/4-27/5)
James Logie 214-Language Lab (19/2-18/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 - (24/4-29/5)
A8 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sergio Esteban Redondo

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Workbook units (6) 10%
In-class Essays (2) 10%
Immersion challenges (4) 10%
UC Spanish Escape Room 5%
UC Scavenger Hunt 5%
Quizzes (2) 20%
Oral tests (1) 10%
Written Tests (2) 30%


Please note there are many optional assessment items for this course, refer to the course outline for more information

Textbooks / Resources

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 $1,553.00

International fee $6,750.00

* 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 SPAN301 Occurrences

  • SPAN301-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020