Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Joshua Frank


LecturerPhD, The University of Texas at Austin

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SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

45645 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM BUR 130
Hybrid/Blended
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Contx-Wb

45670 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM
Internet
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II-Wb

44041 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM
Internet

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

44104 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM BUR 134
Hybrid/Blended
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

LIN 373 • Bilingual Minds

39765 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RLP 1.108
CDWr (also listed as MAS 357M)

A bilingual is defined as an individual who functions in more than one language on a regular basis. This course will provide an introduction to classic and recent work on bilingualism from psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives. After reviewing basic concepts and methods in psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics the course will address empirical studies and theoretical frameworks related to such topics as stages of bilingual language acquisition and the role of age of acquisition, how bilinguals perceive and segment speech sounds, how word meanings are accessed and stored, how sentences are understood and planned, how characteristics of written language affect reading, how mixed language utterances are processed, how bilingualism  is perceived  in the United States, the historical contexts of bilingualism, and bilingual education. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the topic we will draw on research from cognitive psychology, (socio)linguistics, computer science, education, and neuroscience. Students will have the opportunity to apply course concepts by making their own bilingualism related internet memes and Spotify playlists. This course will consist of lectures, discussion, as well as in-class discussion of readings led by students.

Readings

Altarriba, J., & Heredia, R. R. (Eds.). (2018). An introduction to bilingualism: Principles and processes. Routledge Additional class readings will be posted on CANVAS unless otherwise noted.

Grading

2 Research Article Critiques (10% each) (20%); Bilingual Internet Meme & Meme World Cup (15%); Bilingual Spotily Playlist (10%), 3 Exams (@10% each) (30%); Final Paper (25%); Total (100%)

SPN S610D • Intermediate Spanish I

88355 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-1:00PM CMA 5.190

A. SPN 610D is the second course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course. The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations. 

PREREQUISITE for 610D: SPN 601D, 604, 507, or 508K (or equivalent transfer course), with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the University of Texas Placement Test.  For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (eyhastings@mail.utexas.edu) and Christine Fisher (fisher@mail.utexas.edu).  Their office is located in BEN 2.108.

B.  GOALS FOR SPANISH 610D

By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:

            (a)     express opinions, reactions and recommendations;

            (b)    discuss possible, probable and certain future events and situations;

            (c)     narrate past events and react subjectively to them;

            (d)    speak hypothetically about various events and situations;

            (e)     analyze moderately complex language data in order to draw conclusions regarding                             parts of speech, functional uses of grammar, etc.;

            (f)     recognize dialectal, social and contextual variation;

            (g)     understand the main ideas of moderately complex written texts (with improved                                 skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills);

            (h)    understand the main ideas of moderately complex oral discourse (with improved                               recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.);

            (i)     maintain conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies,                              such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.);

            (j)     produce written work of a substantial length (with improved organization,                                        connectors, and appropriateness of register)

SPN 604 • Accelerated Beginners' Spanish

47235 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.120

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 601D • Introductory Spanish

46875 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM PAR 210

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • Introduct Spanish-Biling/Bicul

46350 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 3:00PM-5:00PM MEZ 2.124

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • Introduct Spanish-Biling/Bicul

46203 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 4:00PM-6:00PM BEN 1.108

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN S601D • Introductory Spanish

89035 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-11:30AM PMA 5.112

 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

DEPARTAMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE

SPN 601D  INTRODUCTORY SPANISH  

 

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1.  PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

The objective of the Spanish language program addresses the basic tenet of a liberal arts education: the development of a critical thinking approach towards the analysis of language in society. This objective is framed in an overall worldwide trend towards political and economical internationalization and an increasingly diverse and multicultural work environment.

The Spanish language program focuses on the development of multilingual literacies through the analysis and use of Spanish as a second language. The program focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):

(1)  linguistic competence (Spanish phonetics / phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)

(2)  communication / interactional competence (sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background / perspectives)

(3)  metalinguistic competence (language as a conceptual, symbolic system)

 

2. COURSE DESCRIPTION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

A. SPN 601D is the first course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. The course focuses on developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.

B.  GOALS FOR SPANISH 601D:

By the end of the semester you should be able to do the following:

(a)  manage a basic vocabulary and grammatical database to achieve communicational success as detailed below;

(b)  analyze and understand spoken Spanish in conversations, lectures, radio advertisements, TV reports, etc;

(c)  speak in Spanish to communicate ideas and interact with Spanish speakers;

(d)  analyze and understand written Spanish conversations, lectures, radio advertisements, TV reports;

(e)  write short compositions, notes, letters, emails, etc in Spanish;

(f)  understand some of the cultural values and practices of the Hispanic world

SPN 610D • Intermediate Spanish I

46230 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 3:00PM-5:00PM ART 1.120

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • Introductory Spanish

46015 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM PAR 302

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