Spanish Language: covering the skills of writing, reading, speaking and listening

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Language: covering the skills of writing, reading, speaking and listening

  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Composition, Grammar, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4 - 5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6 - 8
  • Overview

    LEVEL OVERVIEW:
    The B-Level student is referred to as an ?independent user? of the language, which means that he or she is able to use language as a social agent in daily social transactions and interactions, and understand oral/written texts to such an extent of autonomy that he or she is able to carry out most of the tasks that involve the use of language in a Spanish-speaking country.

    LEVEL B2 - Advanced:
    - 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.

    COURSE OVERVIEW:
    1. INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY
    a. Traditional western children stories: Cinderella, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood
    b. Cooking recipes and skills
    c. Impacting social/cultural customs
    d. Symbolism and cultural interpretations of colors
    e. Climate change
    f. Authors, style, and periods of renowned writers of the Spanish speaking world
    g. Authors, style, and periods of renowned artists of the Spanish speaking world
    h. Authors, style, and periods of renowned musicians of the Spanish speaking world

    2. EDUCATIONAL COMPETENCY
    a. Conversational strategies for verbal understanding, clarification, and cooperative skills: ¿Entendéis lo que quiero decir?, ¿A qué te refieres con??
    b. Daily learning ability.
    c. Ability to apply learning and evaluate progress through tests, group projects, and activities.
    d. Develop a vocabulary of personal expressions, phrases, common interactions, etc.
    e. Use of reference materials such as dictionaries, glossaries, etc. to assist in learning.
    f. Use of internet for research and language practice
    g. Class note taking abilities
    h. Ability to correct personal papers and those of classmates
    i. Application of everyday situations to classroom learning

    3. COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCY
    a. Language Activities: listening, oral, and written comprehension and expression

    4. PRAGMATIC COMPETENCY: CONCEPTS AND FUNCTIONS
    a. Give and ask for information
    b. Express opinions, feelings, and facts
    c. Express goals, desires, and sentiments
    d. Use of commands and questions
    e. Social relations and greetings
    f. Classroom interactions

    5. GRAMMATICAL COMPETENCY
    a. Nouns
    b. Adjectives
    c. Articles
    d. Demonstrative adjectives
    e. Possessive adjectives
    f. Quantitative adjectives
    g. Pronouns
    h. Adverbs
    i. Personal verbs
    j. Impersonal verbs
    k. Sentences and statements

    6. LISTENING AND SPELLING COMPETENCY
    a. Intonation
    b. Syllables and accents
    c. Rhythm, pauses, and timing
    d. Irregularities
    e. Alphabet
    f. Capitalization
    g. Punctuation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.