SPAN 3102 - Spanish IIIB

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

This course builds on the skills that students acquired in the previous course (SPAN 3101). The emphasis of this course will continue to be on the further development of oral and written skills. Students completing this course will acquire a more advanced level of fluency that will allow them to participate in longer conversations with native speakers and other students of the Spanish language. Students will continue to refine their knowledge of the Spanish grammar and their oral and written skills in general. Similarly to SPAN 3101, the teaching staff will continue to 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 3102
    Course Spanish IIIB
    Coordinating Unit Spanish Studies
    Term Semester 2
    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 3101
    Incompatible SPAN 3002
    Assumed Knowledge Advanced oral & written knowledge of the Spanish language
    Course Description This course builds on the skills that students acquired in the previous course (SPAN 3101). The emphasis of this course will continue to be on the further development of oral and written skills. Students completing this course will acquire a more advanced level of fluency that will allow them to participate in longer conversations with native speakers and other students of the Spanish language. Students will continue to refine their knowledge of the Spanish grammar and their oral and written skills in general. Similarly to SPAN 3101, the teaching staff will continue to 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 Sergio Holas

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 Learn, enhance and consolidate the grammar points being studied
    2 Learn new, enhance and consolidate the lexical points being studied
    3 Further develop speaking skills and oral expression in Spanish
    4 Demonstrate knowledge in listening (music) and visual (comics) contexts in which Spanish is used
    5 Further develop and enhance reading and writing skills in Spanish
    6 Further develop the ability to distinguish the use between the two main verbal Moods of the Spanish language
    7 Demonstrate effective use of Spanish lexicon in a diversity of life contexts
    8 Further develop an understanding of the Subjunctive Mood
    9 Demonstrate confidence in presenting one's argument in Spanish both in oral and written forms
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Conversar en espanol B. SPAN 3102 (Reader). Available from the Image and Copy Centre, Level 1, Hughes Building.
    Recommended Resources
    Reference works.

    1. Dictionaries. The official dictionary for this course is the Collins Spanish Concise Dictionary. Since this dictionary is a requirement in this course, you must buy your own copy and bring it to all lectures and workshops.

    2. Grammar Aid. 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 materials and grammar exercises are available from MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The teaching of the course is split into one 2 hour seminar per week (12 weeks) and then the course will be divided in two groups of 1 hour each (12 weeks).

    During the 2 hour seminar, the main grammar structures of the Spanish language are reviewed and some new ones are introduced to allow students to further their knowlegde of the language. Formal review/study of grammar structures is followed by written and oral practices relevant to the topic being taught.

    The workshops are used primarily for oral, aural practice and tests.
    Workload

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

    1 x 2-hour seminar (or equivalent) per week 24 hours per semester
    1 x 1-hour workshop (or equivalent) per week 12 hours per semester
    6 hours reading in Spanish per week 72 hours per semester
    2 hours writing in Spanish per week 24 hours per semester
    2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester



    Learning Activities Summary
    Week 1:
    Introduccion al curso.
    Esta semana NO HAY workshop.
    Week 2:
    Gramatica
    El subjuntivo en clausulas adverbiales.
    Lexico:
    Los prefijos "in" y "des".
    Lectura: Humberto Maturana, Que es lo humano?
    Presentacion oral.
    Week 3:
    Gramatica:
    El subjuntivo despues de conjunciones de tiempo.
    Lexico:
    Equivalentes espanoles de "to become".
    Lectura: Ariel Dorfman, "Un brindis por Pinochet".
    Presentacion oral.
    Week 4:
    Gramatica:
    Clausulas condicionales con "si".
    Lexico:
    Prefijos y sufijos de origen griego.
    Lectura: Pedro Lemebel, "Manifiesto".
    Presentacion oral.
    Week 5:
    Gramatica:
    Los usos del articulo definido.
    Los usos del articulo indefinido.
    Lexico:
    Distinciones: Parecer y parecerse a.
    Formacion de sustantivos abstractos.
    Lectura: Jose Maria Arquedas, "El sueno del pongo".
    Presentacion oral.
    Week 6:
    Gramatica:
    El uso del articulo neutro "lo".
    Las preposiciones I.
    Lexico:
    Modismos con la palabra "atencion".
    Workshop: TEST 1.
    Week 7:
    Gramatica:
    Las preposiciones II.
    Usos de "con".
    Usos de "en".
    Lectura: Guillermo Cabrera Infante, "Vista del manecer en el tropico".
    Week 8:
    Gramatica:
    Verbos que no requieren el uso de preposicion.
    Lexico:
    Palabras espanolas que equivalen a "to take".
    Lectura: Ernesto Cardenal, "Oracion por Marilyn Monroe".
    Presentacion oral.
    Week 9:
    Gramatica:
    Formas de expresar conjetura y probabilidad.
    Usos del condicional y otros equivalentes de "would" o "would not".
    Lectura: Leonardo Boff, "Cuidar de la Madre Tierra y amar a todos los seres".
    Presentacion oral.
    Week 10:
    Gramatica:
    Usos del futuro y condicional perfecto para expresar probabilidad o conjetura.
    Usos de "deber de" y de "haber de" para expresar conjetura y probabilidad.
    Presentacion oral.
    Week 11:
    Gramatica:
    Lugar de los adjetivos descriptivos.
    Posicion de los adjetivos descriptivos.
    Lexico:
    Equivalentes espanoles de "to grow" y "to raise".
    Workshop: TEST 2.
    Week 12:
    Revision.


    Small Group Discovery Experience
    All activities in this course are organised in small groups aimed at discovering new cultural value & specific language realities of the Spanish speaking world.
  • Assessment

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    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
    Participation Formative and Summative 15% 1-9
    Written reports Formative and Summative 20% 1-9
    Oral presentations Formative and Summative 25% 1-9
    2 Tests Formative and Summative 40% 1-9
    Assessment Detail
    Available upon enrolment.
    Submission
    All written assignments must be submitted electronically to your tutor. The assignment must be sent as an attachment to an e-mail message sent to your tutor's e-mail address.
    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.

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

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