About the course
This course is led by UBC faculty member Stephanie Spacciante
Ecuador - Spanish Language program is a total immersion language program taught in Quito during the months of May and June 2021. You will earn 6 credits of SPAN 201 and SPAN 202 from UBC and classes will be taught at the Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) by Prof. Stephanie Spacciante. You will also take part in 10 exciting cultural excursions.
You will practice all five language skills:
SPEAK when required to ask or to respond to questions in class or present dialogs
LISTEN to and comprehend the main idea of classroom, films, and audio exercises
READ and comprehend the main idea of authentic texts and other readings
WRITE when doing homework, compositions or in-class activities
UNDERSTAND cultural interaction in basic social and survival situations and gain an awareness of the diversity of Hispanic cultures
The 202 course proceeds with the introduction of language structures of increased complexity while requiring you to engage in interactive communication. You will demonstrate competence in advanced notions, within the context of topical tasks and situations. This course includes group interaction and the discussion (oral and written) of a film and/or a short story. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and language structures by means of self-expression, both oral and written. This course also attempts to promote cultural awareness.