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Prog. Español para extranjeros - Programs

 
 
A. "FALL SEMESTER" OPTION
Elementary Spanish Comunication I (4 credits)
Elementary Spanish Comunication II (4 credits)
Intermediate Spanish Comunication I (3 credits)
Intermediate Spanish Comunication II (3 credits)
Advance Spanish Comunication I (3 credits)
Advance Spanish Comunication II (3 credits)
Special Topics for Spanish Conversation (3 credits)
Ecuadorian History * (3 credits)
Contemporary Latin American Literature * (3 credits)
Ecuadorian Current Issues ** (3 credits)
* Subject to enrollement
** English or Spanish
 

B. SUMMER/WINTER OPTION
Elementary Spanish Comunication I (4 credits)
Elementary Spanish Comunication II (4 credits)
Intermediate Spanish Comunication I (3 credits)
Intermediate Spanish Comunication II (3 credits)
Advance Spanish Comunication I (3 credits)
Advance Spanish Comunication II (3 credits)
Special Topics for SpanishConversation (3 credits)

SPANISH LANGUAGE AND ECUADORIAN CULTURE (Sep-Dic)

The" Fall Semester " option is on the academic calendar similar to that of North America: Fall (Sept - Dec). This option combines intensive language instruction (at all levels) with the study of Ecuadorian history and culture. Spanish instruction places a heavy emphasis upon oral communication and uses an interactive methodology. CCIS students receive personalized attention in the small classes ranging from 2 -8 students.
The Spanish courses are taught in one-month intensive sessions, which enables students to take more than one level in one semester.

 INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE AND ECUADORIAN CULTURE: (Jan & Jul)

In this four-week program students are introduced to Ecuador by combining intensive Spanish Language and culture.

 

Course description

Elementary Spanish Communication I (4 credits) 60 hours

Students will learn to use adequately the basic linguistic structures to communicate in Spanish by using simple sentences and short dialogues in the simple present, past and present progressive tenses; in order to be able to manage everyday situations.

Elementary Spanish Communication II (4 credits) 60 hours

Students will learn to use the basic linguistic structures for communication in Spanish, acquiring fluency and accuracy by using more complex sentences in the simple present, past and past perfect and present progressive tenses in real life situations.

Intermediate Spanish Communication I (3 credits) 45 hours

Students will learn to use adequately the linguistics structures to communicate in Spanish, using the correct structures of articles, prepositions, adverbs, pronouns, verbal tenses (indicative-subjuntivo-imperativo). Upon the acquired skills, they will be able to handle diverse real life situations in an appropriate and efficient manner.

Intermediate Spanish Communication II (3 credits) 45 hours

Students willl adequately use articles, prepositions, adverbs, pronouns, and verbal tenses, (indicativo-subjuntivo- e imperative) in order to comment, analyze, discuss, argue to write on present real and specific situations, adding the correct use of the new tenses (pretérito pluscuamperfecto y pretérito perfecto del subjuntivo), as well as the passive voice, with the purpose of managing effectively and properly more complex real life situations in Spanish.

Advanced Spanish Comunication I (3 credits) 45 hours

Students will learn to use correctly and adequately the Spanish language for oral and written communication, by producing creative and accurate strategies that include

 

the use of verbal tenses (indicative-subjuntivo-imperativo), active and passive voices, connectors , as well as the correct use of accentuation (stress), punctuation and prepositions in order to evolve efficiently and with fluency in real life situations, within a Spanish speaking community.

Advanced Spanish Comunication II (3 credits) 45 hours

Students will learn to use correctly and adequately the Spanish language for oral and written communication, by producing creative and accurate strategies that include

 

the use of verbal tenses (indicative-subjuntivo-imperativo), active and passive voices, connectors for complex syntactic constructions, as well as the correct use of accentuation (stress), punctuation and prepositions in order to evolve efficiently and with fluency in real life situation.

 

Students should be able to demonstrate their abilities in the different stages of the writing process. They will develop the ideas of the interactions between the writer and the reader, the purpose and the message. They will be able to increase and define the tools for writing in Spanish, control grammar, vocabulary , rhetoric techniques in real life situations.

Special Topics for Spanish Conversation Basic Level (3 credits) 45 hours

Students will learn to use basic language structures and express simple ideas related to cultural aspects of everyday life.

 
Special Topics for Spanish Conversation Intermediate Level (3 credits ) 45 hours

Students will be able to improve their fluency and oral skills through participation in dialogues and discussions, presentation of topics of cultural and personal interest.


Special Topics for Spanish Conversation Advanced Level (3 credits ) 45 hours

Students will be able to gain oral proficiency through activities that develop the acquired vocabulary into short speeches and presentations.

 
Contemporary Latin American Literature (3 credits) 45 hours

The students will be able to recognize the similarities and differences short story and novel, distinguish the specific characteristics of the hispanoamerican short story, be able to demonstrate reading comprehension abilities, analyze short stories by the most representative authors of the period, share personal criteria about the short stories and write short critical summaries about texts covered.


Ecuadorian Current Issues – “El desafío de las ciudades en el proceso de globalización: El caso Guayaquil” (3 credits) 55 hours

To analyze the transformation process of the city of Guayaquil - considered one of greatest of Latin America - like model of urban regeneration that points at the fortification of the autonomy and self-governance in its development, from works and communitarian projects, associated to different social, economic and linguistic sectors.