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Fall 2021
May 19,2022
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SPAN 420 - ADVANCED COMMUNICATION IN SPANISH
Advanced Communication in Spanish presents an opportunity for you to reach a more advanced level of ability, ease and confidence in speaking and writing Spanish. You will participate in intensive practice of negotiating meaning, expressing emotion and abstract concepts, hypothesizing and other advanced communicative skills. Authentic materials, film, music, literature and visual arts, serve as springboards to discussion and writing exercises. Mastery of any language requires continuous practice and attention to linguistic detail. Of course, an enormous part of this ability is cultural competence that is required to effectively negotiate our diverse global world. In order to be able to engage with others authentically, we must understand the dynamics of power and privilege and identify and move beyond ethnocentric views we receive from our culture. This course emphasizes writing as a process, which means that good writing involves several steps including brainstorming, planning, research, free-writing, editing and revision. The course emphasizes learning by doing and so you will analyze models of styles and techniques in order to be able to use them well. Finally you will reflect on your process and analyze your own work and dialogue with each other about your choices. You will have the opportunity to revise all major papers. Here we highlight writing skills, however, ifyou apply yourself, you will improve your Spanish proficiency in all the skills. Reading and writing are excellent ways to greatly improve your literacy, fluency, vocabulary and accuracy in Spanish no matter your current proficiency. Furthermore, communication and rhetorical skills transfer to any other languages you use! The ultimate goal ofthis course is to help you become a life-long learner and provide some examples of how to maintain and increase your linguistic and cultural competence on your own. One way to support your mastery goals is to be able to self assess as you progress. Each student will be tested orally using the ACTFL Oral Proficiency lnterview during the semester and will be given an unofficial rating in speaking, a nationally recognized assessment based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. The coaching around this interview will be especially helpful to those seeking teacher certification, as it is required by the state, and for anyone interested in obtaining the rating for the job market.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR SPAN 420

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: SPAN 300 to 399
Required Courses: 1
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
STAMP 2 Spanish Final Score 6 to 8
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
STAMP Spanish Final Score 5 to 6
May not be taken concurrently. )


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