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Queen's University
 

Spanish Language Courses

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers Spanish language courses from the beginning level through to the advanced level.  Students may take a language course either as an elective or towards a Plan in Spanish (Minor, Medial, Major), Spanish Latin American Studies (Minor), or World Language Studies (Minor).

Students with previous preparation in the language are encouraged to speak to the Undergraduate Advisor regarding placement. 

Course Number and Name
Course Description

SPAN P10/3.0
Beginning Spanish I 3L

 

Offers a basic level of Spanish understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students who have no knowledge of Spanish whatsoever.
ONE-WAY EXCLUSION May not be taken with or after SPAN 101 /6.0; SPAN 112/3.0; SPAN 201/6.0; SPAN 204/3.0; SPAN 205/3.0; SPAN 301/3.0; SPAN 302/3.0; SPAN 303/3.0; SPAN 304/3.0; SPAN 401/3.0; SPAN 402/3.0.
Also offered at the International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.

Students must sign a a waiver form during the first week of classes officially declaring that they have no knowledge of Spanish.

 

GRAMMAR POINTS COVERED: Introduction, alphabet, pronunciation, numbers, gender, articles, telling time; present tense of verbs: regular, irregular and some stem-changing; adjectives and possessives adjectives; pronouns: personal, objects of prepositions; use of “ir a + infinitive” to replace future; regular and irregular comparisons; present progressive; uses of “ser” and “estar”; weather expressions.

SPAN 112/3.0
Beginning Spanish II
3L

 

The continuation of SPAN P10*. Also for students entering the university who have some knowledge of Spanish but have not completed 4U Spanish or equivalent. For these students, an assessment interview with an academic adviser is required before registration.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in SPAN P10/3.0.
ONE-WAY EXCLUSION May not be taken with or after SPAN 101 /6.0 SPAN 201/6.0; SPAN 204/3.0; SPAN 205/3.0; SPAN 301/3.0; SPAN 302/3.0; SPAN 303/3.0; SPAN 304/3.0; SPAN 401/3.0; SPAN 402/3.0.
Also offered at the International Study Centre, Herstmonceux. 

 

GRAMMAR POINTS COVERED: Demonstratives adjectives and pronouns; Affirmative and negative expressions; verbs with irregular first- person forms; saber vs conocer; direct and indirect pronouns; use of “gustar” and verbs like “gustar”; form and basic uses of the Preterit (past) tense of regular and irregular verbs; time expression with hacer; uses of por and para; reflexive verbs.
SPAN 204/3.0
Español intermedio 3L

A review of the fundamentals of Spanish, in cultural contexts, designed to develop aural, oral, reading and writing skills.
RECOMMENDATION 4U Spanish

PREREQUISITE A grade of C in SPAN 101/6.0 or SPAN 112/3.0.
ONE-WAY EXCLUSION May not be taken with or after  SPAN 201/6.0; SPAN 205/3.0; SPAN 301/3.0; SPAN 302/3.0; SPAN 303/3.0; SPAN 304/3.0; SPAN 401/3.0; SPAN 402/3.0.

 

GRAMMAR POINTS COVERED:  Form of the Imperfect (past) tense, and its contrast with preterit; "que" versus "quien" as relative pronouns; introduction to the subjunctive form and its uses with emotion, volition, doubt, desbelief, and denial; negative and indefinite antecedents; formal and informal commands; constructions with -se-.

SPAN 205/3.0
Español avanzado
3L

The continuation of SPAN 204*. An advanced treatment of the written and spoken language, involving a study of syntax and style, written composition, translation into Spanish and oral discussion of cultural topics.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in SPAN 204/3.0.
ONE-WAY EXCLUSION May not be taken with or after SPAN 201/6.0; SPAN 301/3.0; SPAN 302/3.0; SPAN 303/3.0; SPAN 304/3.0; SPAN 401/3.0; SPAN 402/3.0.

 

GRAMMAR POINTS COVERED: Use of the subjunctive  or indicative after certain conjunctions; past participles and the perfect tenses; future, conditional, future perfect and conditional perfect; forms and uses of the imperfect, perfect and pluperfect subjunctive; if clauses; uses of some prepositions after certain verbs; uses of -por- and -para- in certain expressions; some idiomatic expressions.

SPAN 301/3.0
Gramática avanzada y composición I 3S

This course provides a comprehensive review of the most difficult aspects of Spanish grammar through advanced exercises in reading, composition and conversation. The goal of the course is to consolidate and perfect the student's written and oral skills.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 201/6.0 or SPAN 205/3.0.

ONE-WAY EXCLUSION May not be taken with or after SPAN 302/3.0; SPAN 401/3.0; SPAN 402/3.0.

 

GRAMMAR POINTS COVERED:  Assumes you have seen all the tenses and structures before, a provides an intermediate review. Reading, writing, oral and listening practice; focus is on the uses of the past tenses; review of basic structures and uses of the subjunctive.

SPAN 302/3.0
Gramática avanzada y composición II 3S
A continuation of SPAN 301/3.0. This course provides a comprehensive review of the most difficult aspects of Spanish grammar through advanced exercises in reading, composition and conversation.  The goal of the course is to consolidate and perfect the student's written and oral skills.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 301/3.0.  

ONE-WAY EXCLUSION May not be taken with or after SPAN 401/3.0; SPAN 402/3.0.

 

GRAMMAR POINTS COVERED: Continues to review begun in SPAN 301/3.0, with special attention to sequence of tenses with the subjunctive and some of the more problematic structures; more building skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

SPAN 303/3.0

Español para contextos profesionales I 3S

Intensive practice in advanced grammar with a focus on Spanish for business, technical, administrative and related cultural purposes.

PREREQUISITE SPAN 201/6.0or SPAN 205/3.0.

SPAN 304/3.0

Español para contextos profesionales II 3S

 

A continuation of SPAN 303/3.0.  Intensive practice in advanced grammar with a focus on Spanish for business, technical, administrative and related cultural purposes.

PREREQUISITE SPAN 303/3.0.

SPAN 401/3.0
Advanced Grammar Through Translation I 3S

This course aims to perfect the student's ability to write and speak in Spanish, with intensive practice of advanced Spanish grammatical structures through translation exercises, as well as compositions and oral work.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 302/3.0 or SPAN 304/3.0 (or permission of Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures).

ONE WAY EXCLUSION May not be taken with or after SPAN 402/3.0.

 

GRAMMAR POINTS COVERED:  Explanation of grammar through uses of different kinds of translation; offers a more in-depth and comprehensive review with attention to difficulties.

SPAN 402/3.0
Advanced Grammar Through Translation II 3S 

A continuation of SPAN 401/3.0. This course aims to perfect the student's ability to write and speak in Spanish, with intensive practice of advanced Spanish grammatical structures through translation exercises, as well as compositions and oral work.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 401/3.0 (or permission of Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures).

 

GRAMMAR POINTS COVERED:  Continues from SPAN 401/3.0, fine-tuning of grammar through translation exercises.

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