Track II: Intermediate Spanish II

Universitat Politècnica de València

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Track II: Intermediate Spanish II

  • Host University

    Universitat Politècnica de València

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Spanish

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: Intermediate Spanish I

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    DESCRIPTION

    Este track está dirigido a alumnos que hayan completado un año de español en la universidad o cursos equivalentes. Aprenderán a narrar en los principales marcos temporales, así como a usar el subjuntivo en el contexto adecuado. En la tercera parte del track se enfatizará la escritura, familiarizando al alumno con las convenciones de diferentes tipos de textos, como la descripción, la narración, cartas formales e informales y textos expositivos.

    This track is offered to students who have completed a year of college Spanish or its equivalent. They will learn to narrate in the main time-frames, as well as to use the subjunctive mood in the correct contexts. The third part of the track focuses on writing, familiarizing the student with the conventions of different types of texts, such as description, narration, formal and informal letters and expository essays.

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Después de completar con éxito el Track II, los alumnos serán capaces de  describir un incidente o accidente destacando los puntos principales de forma escrita y oral  describir situaciones o eventos hipotéticos expresando probabilidad y diferentes grados de certeza  escribir sobre una variedad de experiencias en el pasado, combinando narración y descripción, proporcionando comentarios personales  escribir un texto para proporcionar su opinión sobre diferentes temas polémicos  seguir el modelo procesual de escritura organizando la información, elaborando un borrador, revisando el contenido y la forma y, finalmente, redactando cuatro redacciones cuidadosamente editadas sobre una variedad de temas  leer cuentos cortos de autores locales e interpretar sus claves culturales  examinar el valor de las creencias, comportamientos y normas culturales propios contrastándolos y comparándolos con los de la comunidad de la lengua meta.

    After the successful completion of Track II, the student will be able to describe an incident or an accident making the main points clear in oral and written forms describe hypothetical situations or events, expressing probability and degrees of certainty in oral and written forms write about a variety of experiences in the past, combining description and narration and providing personal comments compose a text to provide his/her opinion regarding different controversial issues follow a process approach to writing, by organizing the information, drafting, revising content and form and finally, writing carefully edited compositions on a variety of topics  read short stories by local authors and interpret their cultural references examine the value of one´s own cultural beliefs, behaviors, and norms by contrasting and comparing them with those of the target language community.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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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.