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SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM

  THESE COURSES ARE CERTIFIED BY UNSAM SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES (ESCUELA DE HUMANIDADES)

SPANISH I A (LN101)

This course is intended for beginners. After its completion the student will be able to understand and use every day expressions as well as simple phrases. He can introduce himself and others, ask and give personal information about his address, personal belongings and people he knows. He can interact using simple structures with a speaker who speaks slowly, clearly and is willing to cooperate.
Prerequisite: Placement Test ***

SPANISH I B (LN105)

After the completion of this course, the student will be able to understand and use every day expressions as well as simple phrases. He will be able to write small and simple essays about what he likes and is able to make a brief oral presentation about every day subjects, such as routine, food, neighborhood, differences he observes, etc. He is able to read simple texts and graded readings and films. The practice of conversational skills is encouraged during this course.
Prerequisite: LN101 or equivalent ***

SPANISH II A (LN102)

This course is intended for students that have completed level LN105 or equivalent. After its completion the student will be able to understand phrases and expressions of frequent use related to basic information about himself, his family, shopping, places of interest, occupation. He will know how to communicate in everyday simple tasks that require simple and direct information about habitual or familiar situations. He could describe simple facts about his past as well as anything related to his immediate necessities.
Prerequisite: LN105 or equivalent ***

SPANISH II B (LN106)

This course is intended for students that have completed level LN102 or equivalent. After its completion the student will be able to communicate in everyday simple tasks that require simple and direct information about habitual or familiar situations. He could describe simple facts about his past as well as anything related to his immediate necessities. Special focus is given to the use of the past during this course. Participants will be able to talk about past situations and experiences as well as to write about past events. They will be able to give oral and written presentations about subjects previously worked in class.
Prerequisite: LN102 or equivalent ***

SPANISH III (SE323)

This course is intended for students that have completed level LN106 or equivalent. After its completion the student will be able to understand main ideas of texts if the subject is familiar; for example, situations at work, study or leisure activities. He will know how to handle situations that can appear during a trip in the target language. He will produce simple and coherent texts about familiar situations or personal interest and describe experiences, events, wishes, personal hopes and ambitions. He will be able to justify briefly his opinion or explain his plans.
Prerequisite: LN106 or equivalent ***

SPANISH THROUGH ARTS (SE324)

This course is intended for students that have completed level SE323 or equivalent. After its completion the student will be able to understand main ideas of complex concrete or abstract texts as well as technical texts if they are in his field of specialization. He will relate to native speakers with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular communication with native speakers quite comfortable. He will produce clear and detailed texts about different subjects as well as defend his point of view in general discussions giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Prerequisite: SE323 or equivalent ***

SPANISH: GRAMMAR & LINGUISTIC PRACTICES (SE332)  

This course is intended for students that have completed level SE323 or equivalent. In this course students will work on essays, articles and reviews to improve their writing skills. The main topics that will be covered during the different modules are: Formal Register in written language in different discourse genres; Letter Writing, Reports and Presentations; Organization, Coherence and Cohesion; Common Errors; Proof-reading; Spelling & Punctuation Rules; Citation.
Prerequisite: SE323 or equivalent ***

SPANISH THROUGH CINEMA (SE351)

This course is intended for students that have completed level SE324 or equivalent. During the modules the student will analyze different aspects of the Argentine and Latin American societies (such as history, cultural habits and traditions, linguistic expressions, etc.) through the lens of the cinema. Special attention will be paid at the four macro skills of the language (listening, speaking, reading and writing). After the completion of the course the students will be able to understand a variety of long, complex texts and understand implicit meanings. They will express themselves with fluency. They will be able to use the language clearly, structured and detailed using different means to have cohesion in the written text.
Prerequisite: SE324 or equivalent ***

SPANISH THROUGH POETRY (SE333)

This course is intended for students that have completed level SE324 or equivalent. During the modules the student will get familiar with the work of well-known Latin American and Argentinean writers, both classical and contemporary. They will analyze different aspects of the works dealt in the course and will be able to discuss and write critical essays. Special attention will be paid at the four macro skills of the language (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
Prerequisite: SE324 or equivalent ***
 


SPANISH CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS

THESE COURSES ARE CERTIFIED BY UNSAM LANGUAGE PROGRAM (PLU)

SPANISH LANGUAGE IMMERSION COURSE

This course is intended for students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, and offers a combination of Spanish grammar, conversation and introduction to the local culture. It is designed for students who wish to acquire the language faster and is focus on oral skills. It is a six-week course taught from Monday to Friday for 4 hours a day. It will be a combination of classroom hours, virtual classes and fieldtrips. Special focus will be given to communication.

INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE

This course is created for students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, and offers a combination of Spanish grammar, conversation and introduction to the local culture. There will be some fieldtrips during the semester.  Students will have classes three days a week for four hours during sixteen weeks. It can also be designed according to the students needs

ACADEMIC WRITING

In this course students will work on essays, articles and reviews to improve their writing skills. The main topics that will be covered during the different modules are: Formal Register in written language in different discourse genres; Letter Writing, Reports and Presentations; Organization, Coherence and Cohesion; Common Errors; Proof-reading; Spelling & Punctuation Rules; Citation.

SPANISH & ARTS

This course is intended for students with an intermediate level of Spanish. After its completion the student will be able to understand main ideas of complex concrete or abstract texts as well as technical texts if they are in his field of specialization. He will relate to native speakers with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular communication with native speakers quite comfortable. He will produce clear and detailed texts about different subjects as well as defend his point of view in general discussions giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

SPANISH & CINEMA

This course is intended for students with an intermediate level of Spanish.  Students will analyze different aspects of Argentine and Latin American societies (such as history, cultural habits and traditions, linguistic expressions, etc.) through the lens of the cinema. Special attention will be paid to the four macro skills of the language (listening, speaking, reading and writing). After the completion of the course, students will be able to understand a variety of long, complex texts and understand implicit meanings. They will express themselves with fluency.

SPANISH TOURISM AND ARGENTINE CULTURE

This course is specially designed for those interested in the field of tourism, art or cultural agencies. The main objective of the course will be to provide the necessary tools for people who are involved in this area. Classes are interactively oriented focusing in the four macro skills. Different fieldtrips will be an important part of the course to expose participants to real scenarios where they can experience real life situations.

SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

These courses are intended for students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced language levels, and offer an intensive skill-based training in executive business. All are topic-based courses that introduce key concepts in today`s business world. Students will work with informative and updated authentic material.
Depending on their level of Spanish*** students will be placed in one of the following options:

Intensive Spanish + Business · Duration: one month. Three days Spanish classes and one day of Spanish for Business. Pre-requisite: A1.
Intensive Business · Duration: one month. Four days of Spanish for Business. Visits to enterprises and business companies as well as cultural fieldtrips. Pre-requisite: B1.
Regular Business Course Duration: 16 weeks. Once a week Spanish for specific purposes (Business) plus the regular course. This course is specially designed for students who are already registered in Spanish regular courses and need extra preparation in Spanish for specific purposes. Pre-requisite: none 

MEDICAL SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

These courses are intended for students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced language levels. They are specially designed for people currently employed in the medical field or for those students planning a career in a health related field (such as medicine, nursing, pharmacology, radiographic technology, physical therapy or dentistry). It might also be useful for those working as receptionists or office managers in a medical facility. Visits to public hospitals are included as part of the course. Volunteer work is also possible. Depending on their level of Spanish*** students will be placed in one of the following options:

Intensive Spanish + Health ·   Duration: one month. Three days Spanish classes and one day of Spanish for Health. Spanish Pre-requisite: A1
Intensive Health · Duration: one month. Four days of Spanish for Health providers. Visits to medical institutions, public hospitals and Cultural fieldtrips. Spanish Pre-requisite: B1
Regular Health Course ·   Duration: 16 weeks. Once a week Spanish for specific purposes (Health Care) plus the regular Spanish course. This course is specially designed for students who are already registered in Spanish regular courses and need extra preparation in Spanish for specific purposes. Pre-requisite: none

** Other courses can be opened upon request. At least, six students are required to open each course.
***Students interested in taking Spanish courses must complete the Spanish Placement Test before arrival and send it to: [email protected] . There will be an oral interview via Skype.