Advanced SP: Comm in Context

Advanced Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

The course is based on a teaching philosophy that considers language as an oral/aural means of communication. The study of grammar is not an end in itself, but rather a means to accelerate language learning and make it a more effective process. The dynamic use of language will be the basis of this approach. Through significant grammar practice that combines both formal and communicative approaches, students will develop and integrate the four language skills: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral expression and written expression. The course’s content will include five main areas that will be integrated in the proposed activities: 1) Functional content: the communicative elements, enumerating the functions which students should know in order to make effective use of the language; 2) Grammatical content: the grammatical elements, and the communicative functions associated with them, which will allow students to effectively express the communicative functions; 3) Subject content: lexical content, subjects and situations that facilitate the social use of language and transmit a real and current image of Spanish society and of the Spanish-speaking world; 4) Phonetic content: activities which will enable students to practice reading and writing in Spanish, as well as improve pronunciation by listening to differentiation exercises, by repeating sounds, words, and sentences, and by reading targeted texts; 5) Lexical content: exposure to texts representing different registers. (1 unit)

Required texts: Iguina and Donier, Manual de gramática: En español (2nd ed.) (Cengage, 2014).
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
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Summer 2016 Language Schools

SPAN3401A-L16 Lecture (Jimenez Ramirez)
SPAN3401B-L16 Lecture

Summer 2015 Language Schools

SPAN3401A-L15 Lecture (Jimenez Ramirez)
SPAN3401B-L15 Lecture (Poveda Moreno)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

SPAN3401A-L14 Lecture (Jimenez Ramirez)

Summer 2013

SPAN3401A-L13 Lecture (Jimenez Ramirez)
SPAN3401B-L13 Lecture (Sanchez Sarmiento)

Summer 2012

SPAN3401A-L12 Lecture (Gordon)
SPAN3401B-L12 Lecture (Jimenez Ramirez)

Summer 2011

SPAN3401A-L11 Lecture (Munoz)
SPAN3401B-L11 Lecture (Gordon)

Summer 2010

SPAN3401A-L10 Lecture (Munoz)

Summer 2009

SPAN3401A-L09 Lecture (Huerta Flores)

Summer 2008

SPAN3401A-L08 Lecture (Camacho)
SPAN3401B-L08 Lecture (Carballo Sanchiz)

Summer 2007

SPAN3401A-L07 Lecture (Travalia)
SPAN3401B-L07 Lecture (Carballo Sanchiz)

Summer 2006

SPAN3401A-L06 Lecture (Travalia)
SPAN3401B-L06 Lecture (Carballo Sanchiz)

Summer 2005

SPAN3401A-L05 Lecture (Nunez-Mendez)
SPAN3401B-L05 Lecture (Carballo Sanchiz)
SPAN3401C-L05 Lecture (Lenk)

Summer 2004

SPAN3401A-L04 Lecture (Cabrera Morales)
SPAN3401B-L04 Lecture (Azpiazu Torres)
SPAN3401C-L04 Lecture (Nieto)