Spanish 4: lengua y literatura
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Course Code: LS431
- Dates: 03/06/24 - 01/07/24
- Time: 11:00 - 13:00
- Taught: Mon, Daytime
- Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
- Location: Online
- Tutor: Óscar Salgado Suárez
Course Code: LS431
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
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What is the course about?
Este curso es para aquellos estudiantes que han estudiado unos cinco años de español y desean obtener un conocimiento más profundo de la lengua y cultura del mundo hispanohablante. En este módulo se leerá y analizará un libro dentro de su contexto histórico.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Revision of different tenses (indicative and subjunctive).
Discussion of different topics: media, leisure, environment, literature, Spanish/Latin American culture/s.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- be more confident in speaking Spanish
- express opinions and ideas by using a wider range of vocabulary
- extract specific information when listening to dialogues
- extract detailed information from newspaper articles and literature contexts.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed 4/5 years of Spanish.
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.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Book: "Siete casas vacías" de Samanta Schweblin:
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LBS09 Spanish 3/4: revision course in summer and any Spanish 4 or 5 course in September. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
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.