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Course Description

Plaza Mayor in Seville

This course introduces students to the basics of spoken and written Spanish through the study of grammar and vocabulary. The course is for students with no previous studies in Spanish.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Converse in basic Spanish about themselves, their interests and everyday life;

  2. Write simple sentences leading up to short paragraphs as responses to questions posed in basic Spanish;

  3. Comment on texts written in basic Spanish;

  4. Respond to questions based on basic Spanish recordings;

  5. Demonstrate control of appropriate grammatical structures;

  6. Apply appropriate pronunciation in Spanish; and

  7. Discuss a variety of cultural elements of the Hispanic world.

Additional Requirements

Equate(s): HISP*1100


Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Online Quizzes (Best 5 of 6) 20% 2 and 5
Writing Assessment 1 6% 2, 3 and 5
Writing Assessment 2 9% 2, 3 and 5
Oral Assessment 1 6% 1, 4, 5 and 6
Oral Assessment 2 10% 1, 4, 5 and 6
Discussions (3) 9% 7
Final Exam 40% 2, 3, 5 and 7
Total 100% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Introductory Spanish
September 05, 2019 to November 29, 2019
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,504.99 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes
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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Unconfirmed) (Mandatory) !Hola amigos! by Jarvis, A.C, Lebredo, R., Mena-Ayllon, F., Rowinsky-Geurts, M., and Stewart, R. © 2016 3rd Canadian edition ISBN 9780176531430
  • Publishers Access Code (Unconfirmed) (Mandatory) Premium Website Instant Access Nelson ISBN 9780176692308
  • Textbook (Unconfirmed) (Mandatory) Student Activity Manual Nelson ISBN 9780176558123
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