Spanish Grammar

Universidad de Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Grammar

  • Host University

    Universidad de Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Grammar, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    OBJECTIVES
    The aim of this Course is to improve, and develop further, students’ communication skills, paying
    attention to key issues affecting the Grammar of Spanish.
    In terms of an Advanced-Level Course, students would need to keep abreast of grammatical
    circumstances concerning variants within the language, as well as issues related to the interaction of
    norms and usage.
    Likewise, students will be expected to acquire a certain degree of knowledge of the theoretical
    dimension of Grammar so as to ensure further understanding of the constructions to be employed
    within practical communication.

    METHODOLOGY
    Classroom methodology will be based on the acquistion of an increased awareness of the grammatical
    rules of Spanish and on their practical application within a series of specific activities.
    As a complementary aspect of their grounding, with guidance from lecturers, students will carry out the
    following kind of high-profile, keynote activities: for example, a critical review of selected bibliographical
    titles; research into, and analysis of, grammatical constructions which appear in present-day texts in
    Spanish.

    SYLLABUS
    1. The Grammatical Sentence.
    Parts of the Sentence.
    Simple Sentences and Complex Sentences: their Structure.
    2. The Noun Phrase.
    The Substantive. Number and Gender. Concordance.
    Determiners and their Use.
    3. Personal Pronouns.
    Clitics.
    Values and Uses of the Form se.
    4. The Verb Phrase.
    Expressing the Past.
    The Future and the Conditional.
    The Indicative and the Subjunctive.
    Their Use in Simple Sentences.
    Their Use in Complex Sentences. Their Interaction with Conjunctions.
    The Verbs ser and estar.
    Periphrastic Verb Forms.
    5. Prepositions.
    Por / para.
    Other Prepositions.

     

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