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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.
SPAN301 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 second half of the second year of Spanish at UC 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 advanced 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.
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 SPAN301 are to enable students to:broaden the knowledge of grammar obtained in SPAN202.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.
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.
SPAN202 or placement test.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Please note there are many optional assessment items for this course, refer to the course outline for more information
Blanco, Jose A. , Tocaimaza-Hatch, C. Cecilia;
Imagina : español sin barreras : curso intermedio de lengua española
Vista Higher Learning, Inc., 2019.
Digital edition only, available at: Vista Higher LearningUseful websites: Language learning apps (free and paid):o www.duolingo.com o www.lingrolearning.como www.lingualia.com o es.babbel.como www.clozemaster.como www.hello-hello.como www.transparent.como www.lingohut.como www.getflowlingo.como www.busuu.como fluent-forever.appo www.lingq.comOnline dictionaries:o www.wordreference.com – free (based on bilingual entries)o www.linguee.com – free + context (based on a text corpus)o iate.europa.eu - free (terminological database)Online tools for learning vocabulary:o www.educationperfect.com – free for UC Spanish students and very useful for learning vocabularyo www.quizlet.com – useful for learning vocabulary through flashcardso apps.ankiweb.net - useful for creating your own vocab flashcards
Domestic fee $1,687.00
International fee $7,900.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences