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Thursday, December 9, 2010

New! Grammar Component Added to "Spanish for the Professions"

Starting in the spring 2011 semester all section of the survey course Spanish for the Professions (SPAN 265) at UNC-CH will have a grammar component.  There has always been a lot of demand for grammar in the minor program in Spanish for the Professions.

Students in this minor program are prohibited from taking the department's main grammar course (SPAN 300) and this has been a disappointment to many so we're bring grammar to the minor.

What does this mean?  It means that in addition to the primary text Spanish for the Professions (from Carolina Coursepacks), students will also Manual de gramática: Grammar Reference for Students of Spanish by Zulma Iguina and Eleanor Dozier.  After brief explanations in class, students will do self-guided work in the text and have frequent quizzes in class.

This addition gives the course a strong grammar component while allow the primary focus to remain on content-based instruction in Spanish for the Professions.

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