DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE - UCSD

DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE - UCSD

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Information on Spanish Language and Literature Instruction
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

You should find answers to most of these questions below or at the various links on this site. For further information contact the Undergraduate Office of the Department of Literature located at Literature Bldg. 110 [858/534-3210], the Spanish lower-division Faculty Supervisor Beatrice Pita. You can also get information from your UCSD College Academic Advising Office.


Linguistics Language Program
  • First year (beginning) Spanish at UCSD is taught through the Linguistics Language Program (LLP) located on the third floor of APM [Muir campus].
  • The Linguistics Language Lab is also located on the third floor of APM.
  • Beginning Spanish courses offered are: 1A(X); 1B(X); 1C(X) and1D(X)
  • The LLP also offers Spanish 15/16/17 and Independent Study Spanish Courses.
  • You can take an on-line placement test that will help determine what class you should take.
Click here for information on the LLP Placement Test
Click here for information on the Linguistics Language Program
Click here for information on the LLP Basic Proficiency Test

Spanish Language and Cultures in the Department of Literature 
Second-year intermediate and more advanced Spanish language and cultures courses --as well as classes in Peninsular, Latin American and Chican@/Latin@ literatures-- are offered through UCSD's Department of Literature
      
  • the intermediate and advanced language courses offered are: 2A; 2B; 2C; 50A; 50B; 50C (that is, the second and third year Spanish sequences)
  • Native/Heritage speakers who want to polish their skills can enroll in 2D or 2E
  • the Conversation/discussion Workshop series include Spanish 21/31/41
  • courses numbered 100 and above are upper-division classes
  • Click here to see more detailed information on lower-division Spanish language and cultures course offerings.
  • Click here to link back to the Department of Literature Website

PLACEMENT TESTS:



  • BEGINNNING SPANISH STUDENTS. You can start by taking an on-line placement test offered through the LLP that will tell you if you should start in the beginning Spanish program. Click here for information on the LLP Placement Test
  • INTERMEDIATE LEVEL STUDENTS. Students who have studied Spanish elsewhere, are Bilingual/Native Speakers or took the AP Exams in High School should check their transcripts or talk to their College Academic Advisors to know what class to take, or should contact  bpita@ucsd.edu regarding placement in the appropriate intermediate level Spanish class,
  • HERITAGE/NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH
  • Bilingual/Heritage speaker students who learned Spanish at home and/or while living abroad, or took the AP Spanish tests, should contact the Faculty Supervisor bpita@ucsd.edu regarding placement in the appropriate class, most likely LTSP 2D and 2E, before moving to more advanced coursework.


  • DECIDING BETWEEN SPANISH 1D AND SPANISH 2A?...




  • Here's some information that can help.

  • Click on image to enlarge it.




  • IMPORTANT PLACEMENT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WHO TOOK AP SPANISH IN HIGH SCHOOL


  • If you took the AP exams in high school, see the chart below for how the AP scores correlate with placement in the Intermediate Spanish Program. If you have questions or encounter problems enrolling online, contact bpita@ucsd.edu
  • Advanced Placement Spanish LANGUAGE test scores:
  • if you received a 3:
  • you are exempt from Ling/SP 1CX
  • you should enroll in Ling/SP 1DX or LT/SP 2A
  • if you received a 4:
  • you are exempt from Ling/SP 1DX or LT/SP 2A
  • you should enroll in LT/SP 2B
  • if you received a 5:
  • you are exempt from LT/SP 2B
  • you should enroll in LT/SP 2C
  • See the UCSD Catalog or click here for further information.
  • Consult with your College Academic Advising Office regarding scores, placement, credit, etc.
  • See the Faculty Supervisor (bpita@ucsd.edu / LIT 334 Tel: 858.534.8692) should you have questions regarding placement in LT/SP 2ABCDE or 50ABC or encounter problems enrolling online.
    Advanced Placement Spanish LITERATURE test scores:
  • if you received a 3:
  • you are exempt from Ling/SP 1DX or LT/SP 2A
  • you should enroll in LT/SP 2B
  • if you received a 4:
  • you are exempt from LT/SP 2B
  • you should enroll in LT/SP 2C
  • if you received a 5
  • you are exempt from LT/SP 2C
  • you should enroll in LT/SP 50A/B/C
  • See the UCSD Catalog or click here for further information.
  • Consult with your College Academic Advising Office regarding scores, placement, credit, etc.
  • See the Faculty Supervisor (bpita@ucsd.edu / LIT 334 Tel: 858.534/8692) should you have questions regarding placement in LT/SP 2ABCDE or 50ABC or encounter problems enrolling online.


  • MAKE PLANS TO STUDY ABROAD




  • MEXICO, SPAIN, CHILE, ARGENTINA, and many more!!!










  • 25% of UCSD students study abroad; you should too!






  • Planning ahead for Study Abroad in Spanish-speaking countries






  • Participation in Study Abroad Programs








  • Students planning to study abroad should plan ahead early in their UCSD career. Many study abroad programs require students to have completed at least two years --the Spanish 2C, 2D/E or 50ABC level-- of college level Spanish before studying abroad.






  • click here for information on UCSD's Education Abroad Programs.






  • click here for useful information on Study Abroad programs for Literature majors and minors.


  • LANGUAGE SUPPORT SERVICES:





  • The OASIS Language Program provides assistance to students doing work in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, and other languages. The Academic Writing in Spanish class, brainstorm sessions for Lit/Spanish students, the Spanish grammar hotline Weekly workshops in Spanish, French, and English as a Second Language, pronunciation labs, and one-to-one conferences for feedback on written drafts.
    Click here for information on UCSD's OASIS language tutorial Programs.







  • INTERESTING LINKS & RESOURCES/OTROS SITIOS DE INTERÉS


  • WWW resources on MEXICO
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center
  • Saludos Web Hispanic Resources Internet es nuestro mundo. This WWW page contains information and software for Spanish.
  • Free Online Tutorial for Spanish
  • "Learn Spanish" has tutorials for learning Spanish.
  • Spanish Radio Deutsche Welle, the German broadcaster, translates it programs into Spanish. Aimed at a native audience.




  • For Spanish language and cultures course offerings in the UCSD Department of Literature, click here. For information on current quarter Intermediate Spanish Instructor's Office Hours, click here. For information on majors in the Department of Literature at UCSD, click here. For information on minors in the Department of Literature at UCSD, click here.

    Comments, suggestions and "bug reports" about this Literature page should be sent to Beatrice Pita. Last updated 9/14