LGE621 - Themes in Spanish Language

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Subject Title
Themes in Spanish Language

Subject Description
This course is for students wishing to practice and/or maintain their Spanish-speaking ability. Students discuss different topics each week in order to practice their oral skills and improve their vocabulary and overall fluency.  

Credit Status
This is a non-credit course. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Further develop spoken Spanish language skills
  • Interpret spoken language in an informal setting
  • Read Spanish documents with an intermediate level of ease
  • Communicate ideas through different media –in-person, telephone, e-mail
  • Differentiate between Spanish cultural variations

Essential Employability Skills
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

LGE525 or permission of the instructor. 

Topic Outline
The workshop will consist of group discussions and individual or group presentations. Students can transfer their knowledge or apply newly acquired skills to individualize their French learning experience. Themes and content may in part be chosen based on student interest.

Mode of Instruction

  •  classroom instruction and discussion
  •  group work/pair work
  •  individual or group oral presentations
  •  multi media
  •  conversations/dialogues

Prescribed Texts
Resources outside of a traditional textbook will be implemented. There will be emphasis on the use of technology and materials chosen by the instructor.

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Modes of Evaluation 
An overall competency rate of 50% is required for successful completion of this subject. Students must successfully complete all major segments of the subject in order to earn a passing grade.
Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 
Assignments 75%
Final Evaluation 25%
Grading Scheme
EXC Excellent 80% and up
SAT Satisfactory 50% - 79%
UNSAT Unsatisfactory Below 50%

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood