Intermediate Spanish II

Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Spanish II

  • Host University

    Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

  • Location

    Bilbao, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    60
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION AND GOALS
    The course is aimed at students who have completed Intermediate I and wish to keep developing their communicative skills. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The speaking skill will be emphasized by means weekly sessions devoted to oral Spanish, where students will need to make short presentations and participate in activities such as roleplays. All functional and grammar contents will be approached from a communicative perspective which will assume and value active participation of the students in the class at all times.

    The main functional and grammatical contents of the course will be the following:

    • Expressing agreement and disagreement.
    • Comparing the past and the present.
    • Talking about habits in the past.
    • Talking about communication related habits.
    • Expressing duration of an event in the past.
    • Describing a past era.
    • Expressing knowledge and lack of knowledge.
    • Expressing certainty and lack of certainty.
    • Placing events in time.
    • Giving advice and recommendations (personal and impersonal).
    • Giving instructions.
    • Inviting and accepting invitations.
    • Apologizing for turning an invitation down.
    • Arranging to meet someone.
    • Offering help.
    • Introducing someone.
    • Addressing others in different situations.
    • Using discourse markers and links.
    • Narrating in the past.
    • Asking about the past.
    • Expressing future plans.

    METHODOLOGY
    All grammar and functional contents will be integrated into activities within the framework of units with different topics: leisure time, health, etc.

    Assignments will include brief compositions and daily homework.

    PREREQUISITES
    Completion of the previous module, Elementary Spanish II.

    ASSESSMENT
    The final grade will be calculated according to the following grade breakdown:

    • Participation: 10%
    • Homework: 20%
    • Compositions: 15%
    • Tests: 20 %
    • Oral section: 15 %
    • Final exam: 20%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.