SPAN 2101 - Spanish IIA

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course builds on the skills that students mastered in the introductory Spanish courses (SPAN 1003 and SPAN 1004). The emphasis of this course will be on the further development of the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Different from early courses, in this course the teaching staff will tackle some of the finer points of the Spanish grammar and will emphasise writing practices at academic level. Lectures and tutorials will be conducted in Spanish and students will be expected to actively contribute to discussions and exercises in the Spanish language. Approximately 20% of teaching time will be dedicated to the introduction and discussion of specific aspects of the cultures of the Hispanic World, through different types of media including music recordings, video clips, movies and short stories produced both in Spain and Latin America.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code SPAN 2101
    Course Spanish IIA
    Coordinating Unit Spanish Studies
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites SPAN 1004
    Incompatible SPAN 2001. Students who have taken and passed an Intermediate Level Spanish course at other Universities are not permitted to enrol
    Assumed Knowledge Basic knowledge of the Spanish language (speaking, reading, writing)
    Course Description This course builds on the skills that students mastered in the introductory Spanish courses (SPAN 1003 and SPAN 1004). The emphasis of this course will be on the further development of the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Different from early courses, in this course the teaching staff will tackle some of the finer points of the Spanish grammar and will emphasise writing practices at academic level. Lectures and tutorials will be conducted in Spanish and students will be expected to actively contribute to discussions and exercises in the Spanish language.

    Approximately 20% of teaching time will be dedicated to the introduction and discussion of specific aspects of the cultures of the Hispanic World, through different types of media including music recordings, video clips, movies and short stories produced both in Spain and Latin America.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Sergio Holas

    Dr. Sergio Holas
    Napier 807
    Phone: (08) 8313 4744
    sergio.holas@adelaide.edu.au

    Student Consultation Hours: Tuesday 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Students who complete this course will

    1) Acquire an advanced level of knowledge on the use of various tenses in the Indicative Mood and sentence structures in the Spanish language.

    2) Further acquire and develop the ability to write sentences, paragraphs and compositions in the Spanish language.

    3) Enhance their ability to independently explore sources to produce oral presentations on topics pertaining to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

    4) Develop their capacity to maintain a conversation in Spanish with a group of classmates and people outside the university.

    5) Further develop reading and comprehension skills.

    6) Work in groups to do research on different topics pertaining to the Spanish language and culture and present their findings to an audience.

    7) To prepare oral presentations in Spanish, using visual and aural clues, and appropriate technology.

    8) Develop a positive attitude towards reading, writing and speaking in Spanish.

    9) Further develop and enhance the ability to synthetize, analyse and present information both in written and oral forms in Spanish.

    10) To discover cultural differences between Australia and the Spanish-speaking world, and to make respectful comparisons between the two worldviews.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    3, 5, 9

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    4, 6

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    3, 4, 6, 8, 9

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    3, 6, 10

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    8, 10
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    - Como se dice en español 3 (Course reader) will be available from MyUni/Canvas. It will be your task to downloaded it and print it. It will be your task as well to bring your copy of Como se dice en español 3 to all your tutorials.

    - Collins Spanish Dictionary.
    Recommended Resources
    Reference works:

    1) The official dictionary for this course is the Collins Spanish Concise Dictionary. This is a highly recomended reference dictionary that will be used regularly during the semester. It would be needed for more advanced courses.

    2) Spanish Grammar Collins GEM is the official recommended book for extra help with your grammar. 

    3) The Barr Smith Library has a number of Spanish-English dictionaries in its reference section. When preparing assignments, it is a good habit to work with dictionaries and other reference works around you.
    Online Learning
    All reviewing exercises and answers will be posted in MyUni/Canvas through the semester.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The course consists in four hours: 1 two-hour Pre-recorded lecture and two
    1-hour face to face tutorials.

    In the lecture, the emphasis will be on the teaching of the Spanish grammar in order to consolidate the grammar points being learned.

    In the tutorials the emphasis will be on reading comprehension activities and conversation activities.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.



    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    1 x 1-hour lecture per week x 12 weeks.............................................
    12 hours per semester                                        
    2 X 1 hour workshops per week X 12 weeks................................................ 24 hours per semester
    5 hours homework and assignment preparation X 12 weeks....................... 60 hours per semester
    2 hours research per week X 12 weeks....................................................  24 hours per semester
    12 hours oral presentation per semester ................................................. 12 hours per semester
    24 hours composition writing per semester .............................................. 24 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD............................................................................. 156 hours per semester




    Learning Activities Summary
    Semana 1: 28 de febrero.

    Clase:        Introducción al curso.
    Tema 1:     Usos de las preposiciones "por" y "para".

    Tutorías:
    Tema 1:     Usos de las preposiciones "por" y "para".


    Semana 2: 7 de marzo.   
    Clase:        Tema 2:         El verbo "gustar" y similares.

    Tutorías:   Tema 2: El verbo "gustar" y otros verbos similares.


    Semana 3: 14 de marzo.

    Clase:       Tema 3: Los adjetivos y los pronombres posesivos.

    Tutorías:   Tema 3: Prácticas

    Semana 4: 21 de marzo.

    Clase:       Tema 4: Perífrasis verbales 1.

    Tutorías:  Tema 4: Prácticas y Presentaciones orales.


    Semana 5: 28 de marzo

    Clase:      Tema 5: El presente de subjuntivo. Verbos regulares.

    TutoríasTema 5: Prácticas y Presentaciones orales.


    Semana 6: 4 de abril. No hay clase: Easter Monday. LECTURE POSTED ONLINE.

    Tutoría 1Tema 6: Los verbos irregulares en el presente de subjuntivo.

    Tutoría 2Tema 6: Ejercicios.


    VACACIONES DE MITAD DE SEMESTRE: DEL LUNES 11 DE ABRIL HASTA EL VIERNES 23 DE ABRIL.


    Semana 7: 25 de abril.

    No hay clase: Anzac Day.

    Tutoría1:    Tema 7: Usos del subjuntivo.
    Tutoría 2:   Presentación oral.


    Semana 8: 2 de mayo.

    Clase:        Tema 8: Describiendo mi ciudad.

    Tutorías:   Tema 9: Los pronombres de complemento directo (PCD)


    Semana 9: 9 de mayo.

    Clase:       Tema 10: Los pronombres de complemento indirecto (PCD).

    Tutoría 1: Ejercicios.
    Tutoría 2: Presentación oral.


    Semana 10: 16 de mayo.

    Clase:      Tema 11: El subjuntivo con verbos que espresan duda.

    Tutoría 1: Ejercicios.
    Tutoría 2: Presentació oral.


    Semana 11: 23 de mayo.

    Clase:     Tema 12: Perífrasis verbales 2.

    Tutoría 1: Ejercicios.
    Tutoría 2
    : Presentación oral.


    Semana 12: 30 de mayo.

    Clase:   Test 2 (Monday 30st of May)

    Tutorías: Presentación oral.


    Semana 13: 6 de junio.
    Entregar COMPOSICIÓN


  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Outcome   Task Type                           Weighting        Learning 



    Participation & Homework        Formative & Summative         10%                 4, 5, 6, 8

    Written Tests (2x15%)             Summative                           30%                 1, 5, 8, 9, 10

    4 Online Tests (7.5% each)      Formative                             30%                  1, 5, 8, 9, 10

    Oral Presentation                    Formative & Summative         10%                  1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

    Composition                           Summative                            20%                  2, 5, 9, 10

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.

    There will be no change in the type of assessment. Assessment is done through tests and quizzes online, and that the last Composition will be submitted through MyUni. 
    Assessment Detail
    Participation and homework: all students will be expected to actively participate (commenting, responding, asking questions) in all activities and exercises in class.

    4 Mini-Online-Tests: Students will do four Mini-Online Tests on the Fridays of the weeks 3, 5, 8 and 10.

    Mid-term Test/Final Test: students will be required to do two grammar/lexic test during the semester (T1 in week 6; T2 in week 11)

    Oral presentation: students will do a 5-minute oral presentation on a specific topic through the semester. The presentation will be organised  around a PowerPoint presentation written in Spanish.

    Composition: students will submit a written composition(800 words) in Spanish on a chosen topic on the Monday of week 13th.
    Submission
    The Composition will be submitted electronically the Monday of Week 13 by 12 midday.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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