Introductory Spanish II
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Reading: understand short, simple texts on familiar matters of a concrete type which consist of high frequency everyday or job-related language; understand short, simple texts containing the highest frequency vocabulary, including a proportion of shared international vocabulary items.
- Listening: understand enough to be able to meet needs of a concrete type provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated; understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated; identify the main point of TV news items reporting events, accidents etc. where the visual supports the commentary; follow changes of topic of factual TV news items, and form an idea of the main content.
- Writing: write short, simple formulaic notes relating to matters in areas of immediate need; write a series of simple phrases and sentences linked with simple connectors like “and”, “but” and “because”.
- Spoken Interaction: interact with reasonable ease in structured situations and short conversations, provided the other person helps if necessary; manage simple, routine exchanges without undue effort; ask and answer questions and exchange ideas and information on familiar topics in predictable everyday situations; communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters to do with work and free time; handle very short social exchanges but is rarely able to understand enough to keep conversation going on his/her own accord.
- Spoken Production: give a simple presentation of people, living or working conditions, daily routines, likes/dislikes etc. as a short series of simple phrases and sentences linked into a list.
- Direct and indirect object pronouns
- Present progressive
- The body
- Affirmative and negative words
- Acabar de + infinitive
- Saber vs Conocer
- Hacer + Time
- Que vs Cual
- Nature and activities
- Por vs Para
- Preterite tense
- Imperfect tense
- Revision and review
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as SLAX102 Introductory Spanish II
This unit is for students who have completed SPS101, SLAX101 through OUA. Students who have studied Spanish elsewhere or had some informal exposure to the language through family, friends or travel should contact the unit convenor before enrolling in this unit. It follows a communicative approach and is designed to develop skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking
- Participation (15%)
- Homework (10%)
- Creative Teaching Video (10%)
- Quizzes (15%)
- Mini Composition (10%)
- Oral Tests (20%)
- Test 3 - Final Test (20%)