SPAN4001

Spanish IV.1

Credits:

Period:

Assessment:

6

1st semester

100% coursework. Coursework includes: i) progress tests, ii) other assignments, iii) participation in class and iv) an oral test.

Prerequisite:

SPAN3002. Spanish III.2

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Elective Course


The aim of this course is to build on the work done in the previous semester with SPAN3002. The intention is to continue leading participants towards a more independent use of the Spanish language in order for them to complete the B2 level of the CEFRL. Students will be exposed to a variety of texts from different media (written, audio and video) from the Hispanic world. The selection of documents will also serve as a basis for discussion on social issues related to contemporary Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. This 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 degree of fluency and spontaneity, produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint in detail giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Professor:

Blasco-Garcia, Rocio

Blasco-Garcia, Rocio

Senior Lecturer