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Spanish Language

Certificate

Admission to this program has been suspended effective Summer 2017.

This program is for elementary and secondary school teachers, and undergraduates, wishing to improve Spanish oral and written proficiency. [Note that Spanish is not considered a ‘teachable subject’ for professional development program (secondary) application.] It is also for those who want to enhance their Spanish language knowledge for cultural, professional or employment purposes, or who desire official certification of Spanish proficiency. However, the certificate in Spanish language is not meant for native Spanish speakers.

Courses are offered during the day and evening. Additionally, a sequential course offering is scheduled, subject to sufficient enrolment, at the Vancouver campus each term.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program has been suspended effective Summer 2017.

Program Requirements

Students successfully complete a total of 30 units, including all of

SPAN 102 - Introductory Spanish I (3)

First half of first year Spanish. Emphasis on developing conversation and comprehension skills as well as understanding how Spanish grammar works. Students will learn typical daily vocabulary and are introduced to cultural aspects of the language. By the end of the term, students will have acquired basic conversational skills and an elementary reading facility.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBD
D101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 103 - Introductory Spanish II (3)

Second half of first year Spanish. As in SPAN 102, the emphasis is on oral skills and grammar while continuing to develop reading and writing proficiency. By the end of the term, students will be able to communicate in Spanish using a wide range of grammatical structures and vocabulary. SPAN 103 should be taken in the term immediately following SPAN 102. Prerequisite: SPAN 102, grade 12 Spanish, or equivalent.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBD
D101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I (3)

First half of second year Spanish. Students will transfer their knowledge of the structure of Spanish into performance and use the language in an accurate and idiomatic way. The emphasis is on further development of all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of SPAN 201, students will be able to function in a Spanish-speaking environment. Prerequisite: SPAN 103 or equivalent.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBD
D101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II (3)

Continues the work of SPAN 201 with emphasis on oral command and writing skills. Reading of selected texts will be introduced to expose the students to Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 201.

SPAN 204 - Spanish Vocabulary (3)

Builds students' receptive and productive vocabulary to prepare them for intensive work in upper level Spanish courses. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

SPAN 302 - Spanish Conversation Through Cinema (3)

Enhances students' conversational skills through activities centred on Spanish language films. A selection of films from different parts of the Hispanic world will expose students not only to dialectal and register differences, but also to cultural practices in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent.

SPAN 303 - Spanish Composition, Translation and Conversation (3)

First half of third year Spanish. Conversation and composition with emphasis on correct spelling, sentence and paragraph structure. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent.

SPAN 304 - Advanced Spanish Composition, Translation and Conversation (3)

Second half of third year Spanish. Continues the work of SPAN 303 with emphasis on style. Reading and analysis of selected texts will serve as the basis for further practice in oral and written expression. Prerequisite: SPAN 303 or equivalent.

and two of

SPAN 301 - Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing (3)

Detailed examination of contemporary Spanish grammar. Appropriate grammatical usage is reinforced by exercises and writing assignments. Both advanced learners and native speakers will benefit through intensive work on a wide range of grammatical phenomena. Prerequisite: SPAN 202.

SPAN 306 - Spanish-English Translation (3)

Introduction to the theory and practice of translation. Literary and academic translations. Analysis of different translating strategies. Cultural and political issues in translation. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent.

Exemptions

Exemption of up to 12 units from lower division Spanish language courses (SPAN 102, 103, 201 and 202 only) is possible through advanced placement. Students must demonstrate equivalent preparation. The exempt courses are replaced with credit obtained by

  • approved transfer credit for Spanish courses completed at another post-secondary institution (subject to University regulations governing transfer credit approval), up to a maximum of six units

or

  • challenge credit for exempted courses (subject to University regulations governing challenge credit approval), up to a maximum of six units

and/or

  • successful completion of other Spanish courses at Simon Fraser University.

Students who hope to gain exemption should consult the Language Training Institute departmental assistant early in their program. Certificate credit may apply toward degree requirements under normal regulations but cannot be applied toward another Simon Fraser University certificate or diploma.