SPAN 3101 - Spanish IIIA

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course builds on the skills that students mastered in the intermediate language courses (SPAN 2101 and SPAN 2102). The emphasis of this course will be on the further development of oral and written skills. Students completing this course will acquire a basic level of fluency that will allow them to participate in conversations with native speakers and other students of the Spanish language. Different from early courses, in this one the teaching staff will emphasise the writing of more complex paragraphs, compositions, and documents, and work on the students? ability to report back in oral form on the documents they write. Lectures and tutorials will be conducted in 100% in Spanish and students will be expected to actively contribute to discussions and exercises in the Spanish language.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code SPAN 3101
    Course Spanish IIIA
    Coordinating Unit Spanish Studies
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites SPAN 2102
    Incompatible SPAN 3001
    Assumed Knowledge Intermediate oral & written knowledge of the Spanish language
    Course Description This course builds on the skills that students mastered in the intermediate language courses (SPAN 2101 and SPAN 2102). The emphasis of this course will be on the further development of oral and written skills. Students completing this course will acquire a basic level of fluency that will allow them to participate in conversations with native speakers and other students of the Spanish language. Different from early courses, in this one the teaching staff will emphasise the writing of more complex paragraphs, compositions, and documents, and work on the students? ability to report back in oral form on the documents they write. Lectures and tutorials will be conducted in 100% in Spanish and students will be expected to actively contribute to discussions and exercises in the Spanish language.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jorge Paredes

    Room 809, Napier Building
    Phone 83188361
    E-mail: jorge.paredes@ adelaide.edu.au

    Office hours: Monday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
                          Wednesday   3:00 to 4:00 PM
    Course Timetable

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



  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the Indicative Mood in all its tenses.
    2 Further consolidate knowledge of the Subjunctive Mood of the Spanish language.
    3 Effectively use digital technology to enhance their own learning of the Spanish language and culture.
    4 Make use of Spanish lexicon in the right context.
    5 Use more complicated/advanced grammar structures in Spanish.
    6 Further enhance the ability to synthesize, analyse and present information both in written and oral forms in Spanish.
    7 Enhance their ability and positive attitude to facilitate and participate in oral exchanges in specific contexts in Spanish.
    8 Acquire the ability to translate basic documents from English into Spanish, with the help of the internet and digital devices.
    9 Further develop their capacity to write formal documents in Spanish.
    10 Further enhance the capacity to see cultural continuities and 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, 8

    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.

    4, 5, 6

    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.

    6, 7, 9

    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.

    9, 10

    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.

    7, 9, 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.

    7, 10
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All required resources will be available in MyUni.

    The official textbook to be used in this course is "Advanced Spanish Grammar 1"  and it is available in digital form only, from the top module in MyUni.

    The official dictionary for this course is the Collins Spanish Concise Dictionary. Although this is not a required book in this course, it is highly recommended that you buy your own copy. It would be needed for more advanced courses in Spanish. It is available from UNIBOOKS.

    Spanish Grammar Collins GEM is the official recomended book for extra help with your grammar. It is also available from UNIBOOKS.

    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 books around you. If you are thinking of purchasing a dictionary, there are several possibilities, depending on your budget.
    Recommended Resources
    Students should try to familiarise with the Spanish language and Spanish culture by watching films (Netflix offers an excellent variety of films and sitcomes from Latin America and Spain), listening to music and watching documentaries online. 

    Online Learning
    All class material will be available in MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Course components

    The course will be offered 100% on online mode. There will be a two-hour lecture, offered in real time, via ZOOM, and a one-hour conversation class, also offered in real time and via ZOOM.

    - The lecture will be dedicated to the study of advanced Spanish grammar, lexicon and writing strategies. 
    - The conversation class will offer students the opportunity present their views on different topics assigned by the course coordinator on a weekly basis.Student participation will be expected in two ways: as a main presenter on the topic (5 minutes maximun) and commenting and asking questions on other students' presentations.

    It is assumed that students will review and become familiar with the text material in advance in preparation for the lectures. Each grammar topic will contain some issues that are likely to be new or less familiar, hence students must prepare all guiding questions from the Textbook in advance for the lectures.

    The conversation class is organised in a way to give students the opportunity 

    a) To develop the necessary skills to orally discuss specific topics in Spanish .
    b) To improve oral expression and understanding of spoken Spanish.
    c) To immerse students in more complex contexts in which the Spanish language is used.
    d) To build confidence in presenting one's personal viewpoints in Spanish.
    Workload

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

    1 x 2-hour seminar per week 24 hours per semester
    1 x 1-hour tutorial per week 12 hours per semester
    6 hours homework and assignment per week 72 hours per semester
    2 hours research per week 24 hours per semester
    2 hours oral exchange preparation per 11 weeks 22 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 154 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary

    PROGRAMA DE ACTIVIDADES

    Semana 1:
    Clase/Lecture:
    Introducción al curso.
    Organización de grupos para "Intercambio Oral".

    Semana 2:
    Clase/Lecture:
    Repaso del uso del pretérito y el imperfecto.
    La palabra "time" y sus equivalentes en español.

    Ver y preparar documental para el seminario (Intercambio oral)

    Semana 3:
    Clase/Lecture:
    Expresiones con las partes del cuerpo.
    Equivalentes de "to know".
    Ver y preparar documental para el seminario (Intercambio oral)

    Semana 4:
    Clase/Lecture :
    Usos de "ser" y "estar".
    Ver y preparar documental para el seminario (Intercambio oral)

    Semana 5:
    Clase/Lecture:
    Los aumentativos, diminutivos y despectivos.
    Ver y preparar documental para el seminario (Intercambio oral)


    Desde el viernes 30 de marzo hasta el viernes 13 de abril: VACACIONES DE MITAD DE SEMESTRE.

    Semana 6:
    Clase/Lecture:
    Verbos con construcción especial: gustar, doler y similares.
    Seminario: Mini-Test 1 (Escribir un resumen de "El origen de la cocina peruana") (50 minutos).

    Semana 7:
    Clase/Lecture:
    El modo subjuntivo I.
    Ver y preparar  documental para el seminario (Intercambio oral)

    Semana
    8:
    Clase/Lecture:El modo subjuntivo II.
    Ver y preparar documental para el seminario (Intercambio oral)

    Semana 9:
    Clase/Lecture:
    El subjuntivo III.
    Ver y preparar documental para el seminario (Intercambio oral)

    Semana 10:
    Clase/Lecture:
     El subjuntivo y el indicativo.
    Ver y preparar documental para el seminario (Intercambio oral)

    Semana 11:
    Clase/Lecture:
    Influencia del inglés.
    Equivalentes de "to ask" en español.
    Seminario: Mini-Test 2. (Escribir resumen de "Niña chilena y su familia en el sur de Chile") (50 minutos)

    Semana 12
    Clase/Lecture:
    TEST FINAL (Gramática. 90 minutos).


    Specific Course Requirements
    Students will be given a topic each week, to prepare a mini oral presentation (5 minutes maximun) during the conversation class. All students will be required to prepare the weekly presentation on the topic allocated for that week, based on their own experiences or opinions. The lecturer will choose ransomly a number of students to do the presentation each week.

    Those students who do not present on the topic of the week, will need to ask questions or offer opinions on the presentations of their classmates. All students are expected to participate in the conversation every week.

    Using the textbook, students are required to study the topics for each week in advance (before the lecture) and to work on the exercises prescribed in the textbook. Students will need to ask questions about the topics and / or the exercises they have difficulties understandings. They will also be expected to volunteer their answers to the exercises for the benefit of the rest of the class, and to allow the lecturer to correct mistakes or show different ways of answering the same questions.
  • 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 Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Attendance and participation Formative and summative 10% 4, 6, 7
    Mid-term take-home test Formative and summative 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6
    Final take-home test Formative and summative 40% 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9
    Conversation class Formative and summative 20% 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10


    Assessment Related Requirements

    Students must complete/submit all assessment tasks in order to pass this course. Failing to submit one or more assessment tasks will result in the student receiving a final grade of 49% or the actual mark they achieved, whatever is lower.
    Assessment Detail
    Your final result in this course will be determined on the following basis:


    Mid-term take-home test.This test will include questions on all the grammar material covered in the seminars from week 1 to week 6.
    Beside normal grammar questions, students will have to write a 350-word composition in Spanish and translate a document of 350 words from English into Spanish.

    Final take-home test.This test will include questions on all the grammar material covered in the seminars from week 7 to week 12.
    Beside normal grammar questions, students will have to write a 350 word composition in Spanish and translate a document of 350 words from English into Spanish.
                                 

    Conversation class: all students enrolled in Spanish IIIB are expected to actively participate in the conversation class that will take during the weekly tutorial meeting. Students will lose points for every conversation class they don't attend. The mark for the conversation class will be based on attendance, voluntary participation on answering questions and discussing them, and correctness of the answers provided. The course coordinator will keep a weekly record of each student participation (or no) through the semester.
    Submission
    All work must be submitted the due date to the lecturer personally and at the beginning of the Tutorial (sesión 3).
    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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