Spanish 3 (Upper-)Intermediate

Course description Spanish 3 (Upper-)Intermediate
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5182KL05B
Teacher(s):
  • M.J. Pérez Rodríguez MA
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 200
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
Hours of study: 52:00 hrs
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Spanish 1 (Beginners) and Spanish 2 (Pre-Intermediate).

Description

This is a language course for intermediate students, that has a communicative approach. Attention will be paid to the use of the language in practical everyday situations. The focus will be on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. For this purpose, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and the most important standard phrases will be taught as the key elements of this course.

Aula internacional 3 is an action orientated Spanish course that makes the classroom the perfect context for quick learning with a balance between developing receptive and productive skills that maximizes student interaction. It provides the student with language tools and cultural and strategic knowledge in order to communicate and keep progressing.
This compact volume contains the Coursebook, the Workbook, the class audio recordings (.mp3) and an extensive grammar summary (más gramática).

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve an overall level B1 of the Common European Frame (CEF).
This course is the last course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.

  • Reading Comprehension: B2
  • Listening Comprehension: B1+
  • Written production: B1
  • Spoken production: B1

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first two (2) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (4 hours per week over 12 weeks) 48 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 86 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Participation & Quizzes:
    Grammar and Vocabulary.
  • Midterm Exam:
    Listening comprehension, grammar, reading comprehension, and written production.
  • Final Exam:
    Listening comprehension, grammar, reading comprehension, and written production.
  • Oral Exam.

Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Participation & Quizzes 20%
Midterm Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Oral Exam 20%

End grade

To successfully complete the course, please take note that the end grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance and exams.

Resit

If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Corpas, Garmendia, Soriano, Aula Internacional 3 Nueva edición Libro del alumno + CD
    SKU: 9788415640110
  • E. Conejo; P. Seijas; B. Tonnelier; S. Troitiño, Cuadernos de Gramática española A1-B1, Difusión, 2012.
    SKU: 9788484438588
  • Online material published on Blackboard.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

Drs. M.J. Perez Rodriguez

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.

Remarks

This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.

Languages