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PLAN DE CURSO SPA iV
course title: spanish 4
1. required text
Nuevos Horizontes , Graciela Ascarrunz G., K. Josu Bijuesca. Cuarta edition. Heinle & Heinle.
- Student Textbook and work book;
recommended textS : De boca en boca 2 , M. Asencio, L. Duguay; Beauchemin.
A full-size bilingual Spanish dictionary, such as: The Collins Spanish Dictionary or Dictionnaire espagnol-français, Larousse.
2. general objectives
The aim of this course is to further develop language proficiency at intermediate level.
1. Through periodic evaluation, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
a) ask and answer questions in social and professional situations;
b) describe using present, past and future tenses;
c) narrate using present, past and future tenses;
d) express feelings and moods;
e) express and support opinions;
g) read and interpret short texts;
h) show knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world in a socio-cultural and
Verb tenses: Forma progresiva de indicativo; presente, pretérito perfecto y pretérito imperfecto de subjuntivo; condicional simple y condicional perfecto. Repaso de los tiempos del indicativo.
Contraste: pretérito imperfecto / pretérito indefinido / pretérito perfecto / pretérito pluscuanperfecto de indicativo.
Verb structures: querer + subjuntivo; llevar + gerundio; seguir + gerundio, seguir + sin + infinitivo; es preciso que..., no hace falta que..., + subjuntivo; enterarse de que..., darse cuenta de que..., saber que..., + indicativo; ojalá + presente de subjuntivo; para que... + subjuntivo; soler + infinitivo; me gustaría que... + imperfecto de subjuntivo.
The correlation of tenses in indirect discourse.
The use of the reflexive form to express an undetermined subject.
Comparisons an superlatives.
Por / Para
topics for reading and discussion will be picked in class.
Emphasis on the use of authentic materials, including articles on current affaires and selections from the writings of prominent authors.
6. general policy
Please note: In this course attendance is obligatory.
“Class participation is assessed with respect to attendance, punctuality, contribution to discussions, and general conduct and deportment during class activities. Disruptive behaviour, absenteeism and lack of punctuality will be deemed negative participation.” (From the Marianopolis Evaluation Policy, page 14)
Any absence will result in the loss of 1 point each. Two retards will be equivalent to one absence. Moreover, leaving class during or before the end of the class period will also be penalized. It is obligatory to bring the textbook to class. Appointments with doctors, dentists, professors, etc. should not be made as to infringe on class time. Students who miss a class are expected to inform themselves about the material covered and the work assigned during their absence.
Disruptive behaviour will be penalized according to the nature of the offence and the judgment of the professor.
There will be no “make-up” tests. A student who misses a quiz or exam for valid reason may request special consideration. Medical and dental appointments are NOT considered valid reasons.
Please note that it is important to keep this outline for future reference.