Superior Spanish LanguageCourse Required
Universidad de Salamanca
Area of Study
Grammar, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Phonetics and Phonology, Spanish
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units10
Hours & Credits
This course is designed for those students that have had 6 or more semesters of college level Spanish. The overall objective of this level will be substantial vocabulary expansion and attaining a level of communicative competency. At this level, a mixture of the communicative and traditional methods is used. The communicative method is used to further the student?s ability to communicate effectively within society This course has a double emphasis, the first focusing on the mastery of the following skills: description (agreement), narration in the past (preterite vs. imperfect), narration in the future (future tense), comparisons, reacting (subjunctive in noun clauses), hypothesizing (conditional).
The second focus is on the following grammar points which will be studied from a linguistic perspective.
1. subjunctive in adjectival and adverbial clauses
2. the perfect tenses
3. conjecture using future and conditional
4. imperfect subjunctive
5. sequence of tenses
6. passive se and impersonal se
7. present participle vs. conjugated verb vs. infinitive
The communicative aspect of the course will revolve around the discussion of topics such as the following:
-Making a hypothesis and expressing probability.
-Expressing interests and objectives.
-Persuading and convincing others.
-Defending and justifying an opinion or thesis.
-Expressing your personal point of view.
-Expressing doubts, uncertainty, agreement, and rejection.
-Expressing cause and consequence.
-Expressing irony, humor, anger, and sarcasm.
-Requesting confirmation and asking for clarification.
There will be daily written and oral assignments, a mid-term exercise, and a final exam.
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.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.