Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
NNCS-0679
Organization Course Number:
SPAN4301
Location:
Hybrid
Length:
2 weeks (80 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 4 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Translation
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to improve the student's analysis and decoding accuracy when dealing with complex structures and semantic issues often found in level 3+ texts in order to improve reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and translation skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  • analyze advanced grammatical structures, semantic nuances, and complex lexical items in an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ written text and/or audio segment
  • critique the author's use of abstract comparisons in an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ written text
  • identify transitional phrases and idiomatic expressions in an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ written text
  • identify the speaker's register in an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ audio segment
  • evaluate the meaning of socio-cultural elements embedded in an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ colloquial text
  • compare and contrast the use of advanced grammatical structures and sociolinguistic/cultural references in two or more authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ texts
  • edit transitional phrases and idiomatic expressions in a 300-400 word draft translation of an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ text with 85% accuracy, using working aids
  • compose an idiomatic journalistic translation of an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ written text and/or audio passage with 85% accuracy, using working aids, paying special attention to advanced grammatical structures and complex lexical items

General Course Topics:

  • Lexical and semantic issues (e.g. false and semi-false cognates, transitional expressions, words with multiple meanings, and idiomatic expressions)
  • Syntactic issues (e.g. verbs with prepositions, false tenses, gerunds, indirect object pronouns, passive se, uses of conditional tense, advanced subjunctive, comparison in clauses, por que + subjunctive, and al + infinitive
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials