Beginning Quechua

Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Beginning Quechua

  • Host University

    Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco

  • Location

    Cusco, Peru

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Languages

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Quechua Inicial [QUE 270S] 
    CURSOS INTERNACIONALES DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
    INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD
     
    I. LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
    Español
     
    II. AUDIENCE
    El curso está destinado únicamente a estudiantes de ISA Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca. Ningún estudiante externo al grupo ISA podrá recibir el curso.
     
    III. CONTACT HOURS
    During this course, you will engage in 40 sessions of 90 minutes, 3 sessions per week (13 weeks), for a total of 60 hours and 56 hours of beginning Quechua language instruction. The course is taught by a private Quechua language teacher.
     
    IV. SUMMARY
    Beginning Quechua is a practical and experiential course in which students use their knowledge in situations that simulate real communication with other speakers of this Native Andean language.
     
    IV. GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course provides students with both the linguistic and the socio-linguistic abilities to introduce students to basic Quechua language.  It is focused on the grammatical and lexical knowledge as well as the practice of writing, reading, listening and speaking skills in order to communicate with other speakers of this Native Andean language.

    V. COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
    • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
    • 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.

    VI. COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

    Se require que el estudiante aprenda y domine el nivel básico, según el MCER (Marco Común Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas)

    VII. EVALUATION CRITERIA

    Un examen parcial (20%)

    Un examen final (30%)

    Exposiciones (30%)

    Tareas 10 %

    Asistencia y participación en clase (10%)

     

    VII. REQUIRED READINGS AND TEXTS:

    Diccionario de la Academia Mayor de la lengua quechua

     
    STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
    Class participation.
    Attendance: promptness in class and positive presence in class.
    Active listening: paying attention in class and during filed excursions, asking appropriate questions, showing interest and enthusiasm.
    Involvement in Class Discussions: Sharing knowledge and information.
    Group accountability: participates positively as a part of a group during flied excursions and classes.
    Respect: culturally appropriate interaction with hosts. This includes appropriately greeting people when entering offices and classrooms and saying thank you.
     
    Please Note: Course contents, lectures, and readings may be modified as needed, should any change of class topics or lectures may be necessary, student will be promptly notified.
     

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.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.