SPAN302-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Advanced Spanish B

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


This course is a continuation of SPAN301. Students' linguistic skills will be improved and reinforced through extended readings, written assignments and aural/oral activities in class. Grammar will be taught in a cultural content-based context. By the end of this course, students will have a broader knowledge of Hispanic cultures; students will be able to communicate more effectively (orally and in writing) with native and other competent speakers.

The main objective of SPAN302 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:
    o able to employ a range of idiomatic expressions.
    o able to communicate clearly, accurately, and effectively on a variety of topics.
    o able to comprehend more advanced level discussions on a range of issues.
    o able to read and comprehend non-specialised Spanish texts.
    o able to read and comprehend some advanced narrative, literary, and academic style
    Spanish texts.
    o able to comprehend complex Spanish texts with the help of a dictionary and similar resources.
    o able to comprehend natural speech pattern spoken by native speakers.
    o 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.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sergio Esteban Redondo


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes (2) 15%
Essays (2) 10%
Challenges (2) 10%
Oral test (1) 15%
Written tests (2) 40%
Workbook (Units 1-6) 5%
Spanish Escape Room 5%
Duolingo +5%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Corpas, J., Garmendia, A., Sánchez, N., & Soriano, C; AULA Internacional 5 – Curso de español Nueva Edición (B2.2); Difusión, 2014.

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

A good Spanish-English dictionary.

Course links

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,523.00

International fee $6,375.00

* 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 SPAN302 Occurrences

  • SPAN302-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019