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English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

SPAN 1013 credits
Spanish Language I
Prerequisite(s): None
Spanish 101, designed for students who have little or no knowledge of Spanish, is an introduction to understanding, speaking, reading and writing. The aim of this course is to provide students with grounding in basic Spanish language skills, either for comfort in non-intensive language use situations (e.g., holidays) or as a basis for future studies toward proficiency in intensive language use situations (e.g., work). Students should also gain a cultural awareness of contemporary Hispanic societies.

SPAN 1023 credits
Spanish Language II
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 101 or instructor's permission
Spanish 102 will complete the student's familiarity with all aspects of basic Spanish. For some, this will be sufficient formal study for comfort in non-intensive language use situations like holidays, while others will wish to continue in order to improve their ability to communicate. The aim of this course is to build on skills learned in Spanish 101 to improve the student's competency in oral and written Spanish with special attention to communication skills for common situations. Students should also further a cultural awareness of contemporary Hispanic countries.

SPAN 2013 credits
Intermediate Spanish
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 12 or SPAN 102
Spanish 201 and Spanish 202 together comprise the intermediate level of Spanish language studies at UCFV. They are structured in such a way that students may take either one first. However, students must take both in order to complete their intermediate tasks.
The aim of this course is to further develop the students' ability to express themselves in spoken and written language at the intermediate level while introducing them to contemporary literary work by important figures in Spanish and Latin American literature in order to provide them with social and historical insight.

SPAN 2023 credits
Intermediate Spanish
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 12 or SPAN 102
Spanish 201 and Spanish 202 together comprise the intermediate level of Spanish language studies at UCFV. They are structured in such a way that students may take either one first. However, students must take both in order to complete their intermediate tasks.
This course is designed to consolidate the language skills acquired in introductory-level courses and to build communicative skills and cultural competency. The study of context-specific vocabularies helps to prepare students for communication in specific real-life situations as well as developing the interpretive skills needed to cope with unfamiliar situations.

SPAN 3013 credits
Advanced Spanish I - Oral Communication
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 201 & 202
Designed for students who already have an intermediate level of Spanish, this course aims to further improve language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on oral communication. Through frequent interaction and the use of different media, students will increase their vocabulary and fluency while improving their comprehension. The course will consist of a variety of activities such as individual and group presentations, topical class discussions, and film and media reports. Grammatical explanation and written
work will help to distinguish the norms of oral and written communication. Students will also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Hispanic language and cultures.

SPAN 3023 credits
Advanced Spanish II - Composition
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 201 & SPAN 202
This course continues the development of fluency through intensive practice and study of the spoken and written language, but with increased stress on composition. Main areas of focus include syntax, written composition, translation issues, the accurate use of complex grammatical structures, and sensitivity to differences in style, tone, and levels of language from colloquial to formal. The course readings will focus and deepen students’ ability to handle primary texts required for academic studies. In-depth textual analysis will improve the accuracy of usage of the Spanish language in various forms.

Last updated: March 31, 2007Top


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