Spanish 5: estudios literarios hispánicos
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
To give students a general knowledge of Spanish and Latin American literature and history and to enable students to discuss literary texts 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will cover different aspects of the chosen book such as historical and social background, characters and style.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have a better knowledge of the author/s and his/her work
- place the text studied in its historical and cultural contexts
- feel more confident reading and speaking Spanish.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for students with an advanced level of Spanish. Students should also be able to read literary texts in Spanish and to participate in discussions in 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?
You will be expected to read around 30 pages per week.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LS503 or LS533 Spanish 5: estudios literarios hispánicos in April. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.