Faculty of Arts


SPANISH 105

Beginners' Spanish 2


Description

This course is for students who have already completed one semester of University level study of the Spanish language. It will consolidate and extend students’ knowledge of basic linguistic structures of Spanish and develop conversational competence. The four language skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing - are developed with basic acquisition of knowledge of the cultures and traditions of Spain and Spanish America, studied in the four class hours per week. Language learning is reinforced through in-class practice, audiovisual activities, aural and reading comprehensions, homework assignments and independent work using a richly populated course website. Attendance at all lectures is strongly recommended in order to benefit from interactive activities which help develop communicative skills and ensure steady progress.

There is extensive exposure to Spanish in class so that students become acquainted with its sounds and rhythm and continue increasing the vocabulary and grammar they need to express themselves in this language. We begin by learning how to plan a trip to interesting destinations and then learn how to discuss events of the past in several tenses. We describe the climate and weather of different places and review information on how to exchange information on travel in an airport, by bus and by other forms of transport. We then discuss health, sports and how to talk to the doctor, and we end by discussing historical events and recent news, reviewing the past tenses.

Class limits information for 2017: Enrolment is limited to 70 students and admission is based on: Students who have passed SPANISH 104, or whose Language Ability Declaration confirms adequate preparation, will be selected on a first in first enrolled basis.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2017

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Carlos-Eduardo Piñeros

Reading/Texts

Nuevo Ven I, Libro del alumno, Libro de ejercicios CD (Madrid: Edelsa, 2009). It comes with two CDs for audio practice.

Nuevo Ven 1. Workbook. (Unidades 9-15). It comes with one CD for listening exercises. The answers to the questions are provided at the end of the book so that you can check the accuracy of your work. 

Spanish-English dictionary (any good pocket edition).

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

SPANISH 105: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

SPANISH 104 or 109

Restrictions

SPANISH 108. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed


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