This course offers a comprehensive review and practice of the pronunciation of Spanish. The basic concepts of phonetic and phonological theory are introduced to examine Spanish sounds in their production and classification (syllables, stress, intonation, phonemes and allophones, etc.). Special attention is devoted to practice with corrective exercises, including orthography and accent marks. The course topics may include some contrasts between Spanish and English sounds in order to help students understand the differences between both languages and improve their Spanish pronunciation. The course includes transcription exercises and attention to differences in pronunciation across dialects of Spanish.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Articulate accurate Spanish pronunciation, including sounds and prosody
- Discriminate and perceive Spanish phonological phenomena
- Integrate phonological awareness into their production and perception of Spanish
- Analyse aspects of Spanish phonetic and phonological theory
- Engage with available technology/software for speech recording and analysis
- Reflect on the relationship between pronunciation and spelling in Spanish
- Describe aspects of regional varieties of Spanish
Indicative AssessmentPronunciation recordings (approx. 5 mins in Spanish) (2@15%) 30% (LO 1-7)
Listening practice exercises (e.g. transcription and commentary) (approx. 10 mins of Spanish) (1) 15% (LO 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
In-class test (2 hours, in Spanish) 30% (LO 1, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Reflective journal (200-400 words) 10% (1-7)
Interview (1, 10-15 mins in Spanish) 15% (1-7)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
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