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This subject, taught intensively during the summer period, combines two semester-subjects enhancing students’ language and intercultural skills in Spanish. By the end of the subject, students will be able to comprehend and produce a variety of personal stories, using a variety of structures and vocabulary in the Spanish language including present and past tenses. They will have the language skills necessary to describe emotions, places and people and to use language appropriate to everyday informal and an increasing number of formal situations. By reading newspapers and literary stories and watching the news and videos from different Spanish speaking countries they will learn to comprehend and write public stories. Students will also learn to give their opinion, participate in debates, evaluate and report on ideas in the Spanish language through engaging with culturally and politically significant texts from the Spanish-speaking world.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- write a report, short narrative or an argument using a variety of simple verb tenses in Spanish accurately, with information from researched academic sources;
- produce increasingly coherent and cohesive discourse;
- understand different Iberian and Latin American varieties of Spanish language and cultural traditions in the Hispanic world;
- have developed a critical approach and understanding towards the stereotyping and exploitation of Spanish and Latin American icons;
- have a good understanding of contemporary life in the Hispanic world with some in-depth knowledge of major social, political, historical and cultural issues;
- maintain both a formal or informal conversation with both native and non- native speakers of Spanish with very little difficulty;
- identify situations in which the Hispanic cultures are represented to engage in analytical and critical dialogue;
- produce spoken and written discourse from description to narration, to formulation of argument and/or hypothesis and debate of ideas incorporating an increasing variety of lexicon, style and complexity;
- oral and written intercultural communication skills;
- time management and work planning skills;
- analytical and critical skills;
- research skills;
- information literacy skills.
Last updated: 20 October 2020