1 x 3-hour seminar weekly
SPAN3301 - Advanced Spanish Part 1
Enrolment not permitted
1 of SPAN3122, SPAN3122A, SPAN3122B, SPAN3122D has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic is designed to develop further the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in previous topics. It aims to develop further students' proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes will cover advanced features of the Spanish language, particularly syntax and stylistics, appropriate with this level. Students will a produce a range of complex texts in Spanish. The topic will further extend students' knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world through the use of written texts and audio-visual materials.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • consolidate and expand further students' knowledge of advanced Spanish grammar, particularly syntax, styles and registers both in speech and writing

  • further enhance learners' communicative competence and collaborative learning skills through participation both in activities involving exposure to a variety of authentic materials and media and in group or pair interaction

  • further develop students' ability to analyse the Spanish language

  • enable students to express ideas and opinions on current issues and events and in response to written and spoken cultural texts
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • interpret extended speech in Spanish following complex lines of argument

  • participate in conversations with fluency and spontaneity

  • read, interpret, paraphrase and summarise articles, reports and, in general, argumentative texts concerned with contemporary issues

  • produce texts that contain clear descriptions on a range of subjects related to their field of interest