Spanish III

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish III

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Spanish, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

  • Prerequisites

    SN 1000 Spanish I
    SN 1101 Spanish II or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    The four language skills (Listening, speaking, reading and writing) are further developed to handle the language with a certain degree of confidence and independence using a wider range of vocabulary in every day, social, working and academic context. Issues of culture, history and daily life in Spain and Latin America. (CEFR-B1)

    RATIONALE: 
    This is the third course in a four-part series that leads to improve the oral and written usage of modern colloquial Spanish. Emphasis is on communicative competence. They will be able to write letters and essays. They will also learn to identify current and past contributions made by Spanish-speaking peoples to world literature, art, music, science and commerce.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    As a result of completing this course, a student will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate understanding of the main points of short clear standard speech on familiar matters, provided the speech is slowly articulated.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of short texts, which consist of frequently used everyday vocabulary.
    3. Take part in everyday predictable interaction on familiar topics, relating to personal interest and experience.
    4. Compose short, linear, coherent texts on a range of familiar subjects
    5. Demonstrate understanding of cultural similarities and differences

    METHODS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes encompass all four skills of language learning (i.e. reading and writing, listening and speaking).
    - Work in class concentrates on oral communication in Spanish, reading and writing assignments are done mostly as homework.
    - Extensive Partner and group work reinforce the communicative aspect.
    - Classes consist of interactive learning and the instructor is a guide, a source of information, and a facilitator in the learning process and during the class activities.
    Students collaborate mainly in groups of two or three

    Activities
    - Classes consist of interactive learning
    - Students work mainly in groups of two or three
    - Activities with audio/video input
    - Activities with smart class equipment
    - Oral presentations on brief research projects about Spain and Latin America and their culture, read authentic texts, and write compositions in Spanish. Students will be guided to visit addresses 
    on the internet which will allow them to improve their language learning.
    - Reading, writing, listening activities, grammar, lexical activities with the homework book and exercises/interactive exercises created on Blackboard