Spanish Intermediate

Course description Spanish Intermediate
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number:
Teacher(s):
  • Drs. M.J. Perez Rodriguez
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 300
Period: Semester 1, Block I, II
Hours of study: 102:00 hrs
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Tags

GC, L

Admissions requirements

Spanish – Elementary and/or Level B1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Students that do not meet this prerequisite should contact the instructor regarding the required competencies before course allocation.

Description

The goal of this course is to consolidate and expand the fundamentals of Spanish language acquired at the level of Spanish Elementary. The course aims to develop language skills in five areas: reading, listening, speaking, writing and cultural competence. Grammatical structures and vocabulary will also be integrated into the learning process in meaningful contexts. Furthermore an important aspect of the course will be the cultural knowledge about Spain and Latin America, with a strong emphasis on intercultural communication. The end level is B2.

Course objectives

In terms of the CEFR of the Council of Europe, at the end of this course the student

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Timetable

Once available, timetables will be published here.

Mode of instruction

This course will be delivered in Spanish. Students are expected to use the target language as a means of communication in the classroom. Each session will aim to develop the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The classes will be highly interactive and students will often work in pairs or groups to practice their language skills.

Assessment

The final grade will be calculated according to the following grade breakdown:

Assessment: In-class participation
Percentage: 15%
Deadline: Ongoing

Assessment: Listening Comprehension Exam
Percentage: 15%
Deadline: Week 4 – 12 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Grammar & Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
Percentage: 40%
Deadline: Week 7 – 14 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Discussions & presentations
Percentage: 15%
Deadline: Throughout the semester

Assessment: Compositions
Percentage: 15%
Deadline: Week 8 – 16 (to be confirmed) and throughout the semester

Blackboard

There will be a Blackboard site available for this course. Students will be enrolled at least one week before the start of classes.

Reading list

  • Destino ERASMUS 2, Estudios Hispánicos Universidad de Barcelona, SGEL, 2008. ISBN 9788497784146 (book + CD)
  • A bilingual dictionary (Oxford, Collins, or Larousse )
  • Additional assigned reading material (lecturas en español)

Students must purchase the course books before the beginning of the course

Registration

This course is open to LUC students and LUC exchange students. Registration is coordinated by the Curriculum Coordinator. Interested non-LUC students should contact course.administration@luc.leidenuniv.nl.

Contact

M.J.Perez-Rodriguez@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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