• Start date: February 3rd, 2020.
• Duration: 8 weeks.
• Cost: the Introductory Course, as well as the rest of the degree program, is free.
• General objective: to provide the students with the necessary tools to start the different undergraduate programs on the right foot.
• Exams: each subject in the Introductory Course includes a midterm exam (and a make-up exam for those who have been absent from, or failed, the exam) and a final examination.
• Courses in the Introductory Course by section and language: subjects in the Introductory Course are a prerequisite for first‑year subjects. This means that students must attain good standing in them to be able to enroll in first-year subjects, and they must pass the subjects to be able to take subjects as either IGS or EFFE students.
In the Spanish program, students have to attain good academic standing in, or pass, both subjects in order to take the first‑year subjects.
PROGRAMS SPANISH (Spanish)
PROGRAMS FOREIGN LANGUAGES (German, English, Italian, French, Portuguese)
|* The two Introductory Course subjects of all but English foreign language programs can be taken online. Students will do the subjects on a virtual classroom. Midterm and final exams must be taken on campus. (The online mode of delivery is available only for Introductory Course subjects. The rest of the program is onsite).|
Enrollment: Early enrollment: from December 9th to 19th, 2019
Late enrollment: from February 17th to 20th, 2020
Beginning of classes: February 3rd, 2020 (duration: 8 weeks)
Foreign Languages, and Reading and Writing Workshop: 3/12/2020
Spanish Language, and Spanish Grammar: 3/13/2020
English Language - oral exam: 3/16/2020
Foreign Languages, and Reading and Writing Workshop: 3/17/2020
Spanish Language, and Spanish Grammar: 3/18/2020
English Language - oral exam: 3/20/2020
Foreign Languages, and Reading and Writing Workshop: 3/26/2020
Spanish Language, and Spanish Grammar: 3/27/2020
Midterm exams and Make-ups schedule:
Foreign Languages: morning shift at 8.30 a.m.; afternoon shift at 1.00 p.m.; evening shift at 5.00 p.m.
Spanish Language: morning shift at 8.30 a.m.; evening shift at 5.00 p.m.
Reading and Writing Workshop: evening shift at 5.00 p.m.
Spanish Grammar: evening shift at 5.00 p.m.
Final exams schedule:
Spanish Language: 3/28 at 8.30 a.m.
Foreign Languages: 3/29 at 8.30 a.m.
Spanish Grammar: 3/28 at 8.30 a.m.
Reading and Writing Workshop: 3/29 at 8.30 a.m.
Schedules by program:
English: morning shift--> 8.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.; evening shift--> 4.00 p.m. - 9.50 p.m.
Spanish: evening shift--> 4.00 p.m. - 9.50 p.m.
French: afternoon shift--> 1.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.
Italian: afternoon shift-->1.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.
German: afternoon shift--> 1.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.
Portuguese: evening shift--> 4.00 p.m. - 9.50 p.m.
(Classrooms and schedules for each subject can be checked on the notice board found on the ground floor at the School of Languages building at University Campus).
The study material for the 2020 introductory course will be available for download at the following links:
Reading and Writing Workshop: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/5638
French Language: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/4566
German Language: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/4564
Portuguese Language: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/4563
Italian Language: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/4562
Spanish Language – Reading comprehension: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/4548
Spanish Language – Grammar: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/4546
English Grammar - Basics: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/4534
English Pronunciation - Basics: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/4533
English Language - Basics: https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/4532
Exams and Academic Standing:
Every subject in the Introductory Course includes a midterm exam and a final examination.
The student can make up for one midterm exam if they have been absent from it or failed it with a grade below 4 (four).
In foreign language programs, the following exams must be passed:
• 1 (one) oral and written midterm exam in Foreign Language, both exams being disqualifying, and
• 1 (one) written midterm exam in Spanish Language.
In Spanish programs, the following exams must be passed:
• 1 (one) written midterm exam in Spanish Grammar, and
• 1 (one) written midterm exam in the Reading and Writing Workshop.
Student In Good Standing (IGS): those students who pass the midterm exam with 4, 5 or 6 attain good standing in the subject and must then sit for the final examination. In Spanish, these students are called regulares. After attaining good standing in the subject, the student will be able to enroll in first year subjects as an IGS student. Not until they have passed the final examination of the prerequisite Introductory Course subjects will they be able to take the final examination of the first year subjects.
Exempt from Final Exam (EFFE) Students: those students who pass the midterm exam with a 7 (seven) o higher become exempt from sitting for the subject’s final examination. In Spanish, these students are called promocionales. These students will be able to enroll in first‑year subjects as IGS or EFFE students. EFFE students who do not qualify for final exam-exemption must sit for the subject’s final examination.
External students: those students who do not pass the midterm exam, its make-up or the final examination during the Introductory Course will only be able to sit for the final examination as “external” students at different sessions between the end of the Introductory Course and December. Otherwise, they will have to retake the Introductory Course once again the following year. In Spanish, external students are called libres. At the same time, they will not be able to enroll in first year annual subjects, nor will they be able to take first-semester subjects.
Please notice: The Introductory Course subjects are prerequisites for their related first year subjects. This means that a) the students must attain good standing during the Introductory Course in order to enroll in and take first year subjects, and b) they must pass Introductory Course subjects in order to be allowed to complete a first year subject (whether by passing its final examination as an IGS student or having been exempt from said examination as a EFFE student)
In the Spanish program, students have to attain good academic standing in, or pass, both subjects in order to take the first year subjects.
To gradually introduce students to first year subjects and help them attain the required level of linguistic competence to start their undergraduate program.
Objectives by subject:
Foreign Language Programs:
Enrollment period: enrollment will be available online on the Guaraní self-management system during the same enrollment period for first-year subjects.
|This is only for students who have become external in Introductory Course subjects (Foreign Language, Spanish Language, Reading and Writing Workshop, Spanish Grammar) and who have no High School exams pending. Failure to comply with these requirements will render the enrollment invalid.|
The subjects available will be (Dean's Resolution No. 2421/2015, available only in Spanish):
FOREIGN LANGUAGES PROGRAMS: Introduction to Translation Studies, Introduction to Philosophical Thinking.
SPANISH PROGRAMS: Pedagogy, Sociocultural Dynamics.
PORTUGUESE TEACHER TRAINING TRACK: Philosophy of Education, Research Theory and Practice.
Students will be able to attend those classes with fewer students. They have to introduce themselves to the teacher, so they take notice of the situation and accept the student's registration in the course. Once accepted, students can only attend that class.
Student Records Office
School of Languages - University Campus.
Blvd. Enrique Barros s/n.
Tel: (+54) 351 434 3214/15/16/17/18, ext. 115, 116 and 119.
Monday-Friday, 9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m., and 2.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.