Class activities may include: practice of syntactic and lexical structures, discussion of readings and audio-visual materials, written work, and oral presentations.
Conversation practice in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.
- In-depth review of grammatical structures in context.
- Study of vocabulary and stylistic nuances.
- Culture through the works of Spanish-speaking writers and artists.
- Writing different types of texts.
- Practising oral tasks such as supporting an opinion and defending a point of view.
The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the advanced level in:
- Reading comprehension of unedited literary and non-literary writings.
- Oral expression: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view.
- Written expression: summaries, narratives, descriptions, expressing an opinion, comparative and contrastive analysis of syntactical and lexical features in the language.
Written evaluations 60%
May include but not limited to grammar, writing and reading comprehension exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, compositions, short essays, written homework, preparation, final written exam
Oral evaluations 40%
May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations and discussions, conversation lab, preparation, class participation, final oral exam
No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%
Literary and nonfiction texts to be selected by the instructor, e.g. short novels, drama and/or an anthology.
An advanced-level Spanish textbook such as (but not limited to) the current edition of Maria Canteli Dominicis. Repase y escriba: Curso avanzado de gramática y composición. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
MODL 2252 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar).