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

    Intermediate

    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 B1 - Intermediate:
    - Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
    - Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
    - Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
    - Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

    COURSE OVERVIEW:
    1. INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY
    a. Languages that are influenced by Spanish
    b. Well-known individuals in Spanish speaking countries
    c. Societal customs and rituals
    d. Customs in Spain?s working world
    e. Spanish holidays
    f. Spanish publicity
    g. Historical events in Spanish speaking countries
    h. Common courtesies
    i. Film in Spanish speaking countries
    j. Television programs
    k. Narratives
    l. Literature: Spanish authors and poets from the 20th Century

    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.