Advanced Spanish B2.2

Código de asignatura:
Nº Créditos ECTS: 6
Duración: Semestral
Plan de estudios al que pertenece:

Descripción

The B2.2 Spanish Course implies the acquisition of an advanced level of the Spanish language. As a continuation of the B2.1 level, this course focuses on lines of argument, social speeches and language awareness.

The B2.2 course is designed to promote public speaking and conversational skills, as well as the mechanisms for proper logic and coherence in the preparation of a written speech. Once the Advanced level is achieved, the student will be able to interact with Spanish speakers accurately, naturally and with ease, and will have acquired a good grasp for both oral and written linguistic resources.

To take this course, one must have an internal MOU certificate showing completion of level B2.1 or submit an equivalence accreditation from another language certification.

Objetivos generales

  • Make learning the Spanish language a fun and enjoyable experience.
  • Encourage interest and enjoyment in reading, along with specific reading strategies.
  • Contribute to the progressive development of autonomous learning processes.
  • Accurately and easily communicate with Spanish-speaking people.
  • Establish the linguistic skills of level B2.1.
  • Obtain an Advanced level in Spanish.

Objetivos específicos o competenciales

  • Naturally interact in a great number of conversations, expressing one's opinions, arguments and ideas.
  • Understand television and radio news broadcasts on current events, as well as movies at a standard Spanish level.
  • Coherently and flexibly develop speeches on a wide array of topics.
  • Read complex literary, journalistic and specialized texts, identify, not only the essential information, but also other intentions of the speech.
  • Write texts on a wide variety of topics with a correct and coherent speech.

Metodología

The chosen learning and content assessment methodology for this course is based on the MOU distance learning and continuing education model.

Knowledge of the subject is achieved through careful study of all the teaching units, as well as through other teaching materials made available in the Virtual Classroom.

Additionally, it is necessary for the students to complete the learning and continuous assessment activities in the planned 'educational activities schedule', as defined in the 'evaluation system', both subheadings found in the course’s teaching guide. These activities target the development of one or several of the basic skills and consist of writing, reading, music videos, audio tracks (podcast), live conversations by means of audio-conference and so on.

Furthermore, the students will have four mandatory online exams, required for admission to the final, in-person exam. At the end of the course, students must complete a written and oral exam to fully assess the knowledge acquired throughout the course.

The conceptual doubts that arise after careful study of the teaching units and supplementary information must be brought up in the Virtual Classroom Tuition Forums.

Dedicación requerida

It is estimated that it will take approximately 60 hours to read and understand the theoretical contents covered in the various teaching units, while the Continuing Assessment Activities (CAA), learning activities and exams will take about 75 hours. Another 15 hours should be sufficient for the student to consolidate the knowledge and abilities acquired during the course in preparation for the final, in-person exam.

Tutorías

Las dudas conceptuales que surjan tras el estudio razonado de las unidades del manual y/o del material complementario deben plantearse en los Foros de Tutorías disponibles en el Aula Virtual.

No obstante, está a disposición de los estudiantes un horario de tutorías telefónicas o consultas mediante correo electrónico.

Se quiere destacar la importancia de los foros como principal canal de comunicación con el profesor y con los compañeros del aula, además de ser una herramienta primordial para el intercambio de conocimientos, facilitando así el aprendizaje de los conceptos asociados a la asignatura.

La participación en las tutorías, que serán adaptadas en función de las características y necesidades de cada estudiante, también es muy recomendable. Estas sesiones de tutorización se realizarán prioritariamente utilizando los foros virtuales o el teléfono.

A continuación se recogen diferentes recursos de apoyo para la metodología de la asignatura:

Aula Virtual: Por medio del aula el estudiante se puede comunicar a cualquier hora con su profesor y con sus compañeros.

Materiales didácticos

Para el desarrollo del aprendizaje teórico, sobre el que versará el examen final, se proporcionará al estudiante un manual constituido por unidades didácticas, que se corresponden con la descripción de contenidos de la asignatura. Este manual podrá tener diferentes formatos dependiendo de la asignatura.

La bibliografía recomendada y los materiales complementarios asociados al desarrollo de cada asignatura serán facilitados en el Aula Virtual al hilo del desarrollo de las unidades didácticas.

La UDIMA también cuenta con múltiples recursos para el aprendizaje de sus estudiantes, como pueden ser:

Librería Virtual e-brary: Nuestros alumnos tienen a su disposición una librería virtual con más de 65.000 títulos.

Youtube: UDIMA dispone de su propio canal donde los profesores pueden colgar vídeos interesantes para la formación de los estudiantes.
(www.youtube.com/universidadudima)

The source material for this course will be from the Cervantes Virtual Classroom, AVE - Cervantes Institute (Spain) 2002.

Sistema de evaluación

El sistema de evaluación del aprendizaje de la UDIMA contempla la realización de diferentes tipos de actividades de evaluación y aprendizaje. El criterio de valoración establecido se detalla a continuación:

Actividades de aprendizaje
10%
Controles
10%
Actividades de Evaluación Continua (AEC)
20%
Examen oral on-line
10%
Examen final presencial
50%
TOTAL 100%