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SPAN331 Advanced Spanish 1

Consolidates and further develops students’ written, oral and aural skills using an approach based on real-life encounters and situations.

SPAN 331 emphasises an understanding of Spanish at an advanced level. This means that students will be required to apply the grammatical structures and vocabulary learnt previously. In this paper all four language skills consolidate enabling the student to communicate in Spanish. Students will explore the different variations in Spanish existing in the Hispanic world through a variety of activities, allowing them to extend their proficiency to an advanced level in Spanish.

Have you studied Spanish at school and wish to enhance your command of this major world language? SPAN 331 will expand your knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary and give you opportunities to develop your skills in listening to, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish.

Paper title Advanced Spanish 1
Paper code SPAN331
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
SPAN 232 or SPAN 202.

If you have previous knowledge of the language you can still enrol in this paper via Special Permission by proceeding with your application process to the Review and Submit page or email languages@otago.ac.nz for assistance.
Restriction
SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 332 or any other more advanced Spanish language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students should choose the level of paper appropriate to their knowledge of the language. Students may be moved to a higher or lower level of language paper at the discretion of the Programme Co-ordinator.
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduate students who have an intermediate level of Spanish, and are interested in acquiring an advanced proficiency in Spanish.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: Dr Moira Fortin

Paper Structure

The paper focuses on the practical use of Spanish grammatical structures and vocabulary through oral discussions and blogs. The teaching methodology is student- driven; the lecturer and the tutor act as facilitators guiding the students in their journey to become independent users of the Spanish language. The course materials provide cultural content from El Chapulín Colorado to Pablo Neruda.

Teaching Arrangements
3 hours of lectures per week and 1 tutorial.
Textbooks

Exploraciones Curso Intermedio, Enhanced, Loose-Leaf Version + iLrn™ Language Learning Center, Printed Access Card 1st Edition. Mary Ann Blitt (Author), Margarita Casas (Author), Mary T. Copple (Author)

Course outline

View the course outline for SPAN 331

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Maintain a conversation in Spanish of 15-20 minutes.
  • Write compositions of 800 words.
  • Read and comprehend a short story in Spanish.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-16, 18-22
Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-16, 18-22