SPAN 3102 - Spanish IIIB
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Dr Jorge Paredes
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and appropriate use of the different modes of the Spanish language. 2 Use digital technologies to further improve their vocabulary acquisition in Spanish and its use in real-life contexts. 3 Further develop speaking skills and oral expression in Spanish. 4 Effectively use digital technologies to enhance their own learning of the Spanish language and culture. 5 Further develop and enhance reading and writing skills in Spanish. 6 Further develop their ability to synthetize , analyze, and present information in Spanish in both written and oral forms. 7 Make respectful comparisons between Spanish and Australian cultures. 8 Translate formal documents from English into Spanish. 9 Demonstrate confidence in presenting and defending arguments in Spanish, both in oral and written forms 10 Further enhance their capacity to see cultural continuities and differences between Australia and the Spanish-speaking world.
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Required ResourcesConversar en espanol B. SPAN 3102 (Reader). Available from the Image and Copy Centre, Level 1, Hughes Building.
Recommended ResourcesReference 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 LearningAll materials and grammar exercises are available from MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe 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.
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 SummaryWeek 1:
Introduccion al curso.
Esta semana NO HAY workshop.
El subjuntivo en clausulas adverbiales.
Los prefijos "in" y "des".
Lectura: Humberto Maturana, Que es lo humano?
El subjuntivo despues de conjunciones de tiempo.
Equivalentes espanoles de "to become".
Lectura: Ariel Dorfman, "Un brindis por Pinochet".
Clausulas condicionales con "si".
Prefijos y sufijos de origen griego.
Lectura: Pedro Lemebel, "Manifiesto".
Los usos del articulo definido.
Los usos del articulo indefinido.
Distinciones: Parecer y parecerse a.
Formacion de sustantivos abstractos.
Lectura: Jose Maria Arquedas, "El sueno del pongo".
El uso del articulo neutro "lo".
Las preposiciones I.
Modismos con la palabra "atencion".
Workshop: TEST 1.
Las preposiciones II.
Usos de "con".
Usos de "en".
Lectura: Guillermo Cabrera Infante, "Vista del manecer en el tropico".
Verbos que no requieren el uso de preposicion.
Palabras espanolas que equivalen a "to take".
Lectura: Ernesto Cardenal, "Oracion por Marilyn Monroe".
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".
Usos del futuro y condicional perfecto para expresar probabilidad o conjetura.
Usos de "deber de" y de "haber de" para expresar conjetura y probabilidad.
Lugar de los adjetivos descriptivos.
Posicion de los adjetivos descriptivos.
Equivalentes espanoles de "to grow" y "to raise".
Workshop: TEST 2.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceAll activities in this course are organised in small groups aimed at discovering new cultural value & specific language realities of the Spanish speaking world.
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Conversation class Formative and Summative 30% 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 Mid-term test Formative and Summative 30% 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9 Final test Summative 40% 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9
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SubmissionAll 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.
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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
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