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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, vocabulary, and culture. 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

Restrictions:  This course is not intended for students with prior knowledge in Spanish. Students with previous knowledge in the language must seek advice on course selection from the Head of Spanish and Hispanic Studies and might be assigned to another level of Spanish.

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Online Quizzes (Best 5 of 6) 30% 2 and 5
Writing Assessment 1 6% 2, 3 and 5
Writing Assessment 2 9% 2, 3 and 5
Oral Assessment  15% 1, 4, 5 and 6
Discussions (3) 15% 7
Final Cumulative Quiz 25% 2, 3, 5 and 7
Total 100% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

Note:

Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use the following:

  • Microsoft Teams is a video communication tool.  A Webcam, a microphone to record video, and headphones/speakers to play back the recording are also needed. 

Please view the Technical Considerations.

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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