Spanish 4/5: El Quijote desde el siglo XXI: El primer libro de carretera

Course Dates: 13/07/24 - 20/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online
En este curso vamos a conocer algunas de las obras más importantes de Cervantes así como leer y analizar extractos de su obra más famosa “Don Quijote de la Mancha”. Ideal para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado al menos durante 4/5 años).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Spanish 4/5: El Quijote desde el siglo XXI: El primer libro de carretera
  • Course Code: LSW71
  • Dates: 13/07/24 - 20/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 13:00
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Óscar Salgado Suárez

Course Code: LSW71

Sat, day, 13 Jul - 20 Jul '24

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course welcomes those interested in learning, reading and discussing Don Quixote de La Mancha. After a short historical/literary introduction, it gives attendees the opportunity to participate in a dramatic reading and discussion of some chapters of Don Quixote in Spanish.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Cervantes and his time, Don Quixote and the Golden-age Spanish Literature, Selection of Don Quixote’s chapters.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- have a better knowledge of the author and his work
- place the text studied in its historical and cultural contexts
- feel more confident reading and speaking Spanish
- be more interested in Cervantes’s oeuvre.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities.
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of pictures and visual material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate. For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: conditional, indirect and direct pronouns, hypothetical sentences, subjunctive, subordinate clauses and more complex conjunctions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The tutor will provide copies of Don Quixote’s Chapters as well as of extra material and documentation.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please, ask tutor or email languages@citylit.ac.uk.

Óscar Salgado Suárez

Dr. Óscar Salgado-Suárez teaches Spanish language and cultural courses at Birkbeck, University of London; Imperial College and City Lit. His cultural research interests are 20th and 21st Century Spanish and Latin American visual and literary representations with a focus on storytelling, affects and humour studies in relation to historiography, national identities and power formations.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.