An Overview of the Third Year
In The Structure of Spanish (SPANLANG 101), students closely analyze Spanish grammatical structure; they learn linguistic terminology to identify word functions and sentence types in texts. This course also explores the distinction between Spanish grammar as a formal system and its grammar in everyday life. The course is offered in the Autumn Quarter. Contact Ali Miano at email@example.com for further information.
Composition and Writing Workshop (SPANLANG 102) allows students to prepare and write essays on topics associated with their academic areas of interest. Non-Spanish majors write on topics related to their academic disciplines, while Spanish majors may write on literary or cultural topics. The prerequisite is Spanish 13 or the equivalent. This course is offered in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters and may be taken concurrently with courses in the Spanish major, so that this course acts as a workshop for writing to be completed for a concurrent Spanish course. For further information, contact Vivian Brates at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ali Miano at email@example.com.
Writing and Composition Workshop for Heritage Language Students (SPANLANG 102B) is designed for home-background speakers with a good understanding of written accents, spelling, and syntax. In this course, we focus on the craft of writing, including brainstorming, planning, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing. Spanish majors write mostly on literary or cultural topics, while non-majors may choose to explore topics relevant to their respective academic specialties. Spanlang 102B may be taken concurrently with courses in the Spanish major, so that this course acts as a workshop for writing to be completed for a concurrent Spanish course. In years when Spanlang 102B is not offered, heritage language students should take Spanlang 102. Contact Ali Miano at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Spanish for Medical Students (SPANLANG 121M, 122M, 123M) is a series in basic Spanish for health care professionals that focuses on such topics as the body, hospital procedures, and diagnoses. Two sections are offered each quarter, with one geared toward beginners and the other toward intermediate students. Undergraduates may enroll if space is available. Contact Irene Corso at email@example.com for further information.
Spanish for Heritage and Foreign Language Pre-Med and Public Health Students (SPANLANG 131M) prepares students with advanced proficiency in Spanish to work directly with native Spanish-speakers on health-related issues. Designed for heritage language students as well as classroom learners with a high degree of oral proficiency, this course is ideal for those with an interest in general health, public health, or premedicine. Students design, present and discuss health issues in concert with members of a local Spanish-speaking community. This course is not currently being offered. Please contact Ana Sierra at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Language Center Policies
Statement on Academic Integrity and Outside Assistance: All students are expected to abide by the Stanford Honor Code with regard to classwork, activities, and assignments related to their language classes. Plagiarism refers to the unattributed, direct copying of language and/or ideas from a source other than yourself. This includes translations of source material into the target language. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden as a part of Stanford's Fundamental Standard.
Assistance on take-home written assignments may take various forms. We expect you to use dictionaries and grammar books in the composition process. Under no circumstances is another person to compose an essay for you or contribute to the ideas or substantive expression of individual assignments. For collaborative or group work, your instructor will issue guidelines on what is appropriate. Your instructor may also ask you to declare the amount of assistance you have received on any written or oral assignment.
We do not discourage assistance in the preparation of oral assignments. It is always helpful to have another person listen to you practice your oral presentations and provide helpful feedback on your manner of expression. Of course, under no circumstances is another person to compose or develop your oral presentation for you or contribute to its ideas or substantive expression. In preparing for oral interviews, it is always helpful to practice conversation with native speakers or someone more knowledgeable in the language. Divulging the content of the interview, as with any exam, is not permitted, as this violates Stanford's Honor Code.
Statement on Electronic Testing: The testing program in the Stanford Language Center meets Stanford's Fundamental Standard. When you log into an examination or diagnostic assessment, whether oral or written, you are indeed bound by Stanford's Honor Code. Our electronic tests are timed tests that are to be taken in the Digital Language Laboratory facility. Ancillary materials (notes, print or online resources) are not be used at any time when you are logged into a test.
Statement on Disabilities: Students who have a disability which may necessitate an academic accommodation or the use of auxiliary aids and services in a class must initiate the request with the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC), located within the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). The SDRC will evaluate the request with required documentation, recommend appropriate accommodations, and prepare a verification letter dated in the current academic term in which the request is being made. Please contact the SDRC as soon as possible; timely notice is needed to arrange for appropriate accommodations. The Office of Accessible Education is located at 563 Salvatierra Walk (phone: 723-1066; TDD: 725-1067).