SPAN3001. Spanish III.1
The aim of this course is to build on the work done in the previous semester with SPAN3001. SPAN3002 will lead participants towards a more independent use of the Spanish language, bringing students to a stage consistent with the level B2.1 as defined and established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Students will be exposed to a variety of texts from different media (written, audio and video) from the Spanish-speaking world. The selection of documents will also serve as a basis for discussion on social issues related to contemporary Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. The course aims at further developing students’ language proficiency through a more in-depth study of important grammatical topics. It also aims to increase students’ vocabulary acquisition so as to facilitate oral and written expression and comprehension of the Spanish language. By the end of this course students should have reached a stage where they are able to use the language independently and understand the main ideas of complex texts dealing with concrete and abstract topics. They should also be able to interact with native speakers with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity. In addition to that, students should be able to produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and present different viewpoints.