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Mon 16 Oct, Mon 23 Oct, ... Mon 11 Mar 2024
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Venue: Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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CULP: Spanish Upper-Intermediate through Stories and Film
Prerequisites£

Mon 16 Oct, Mon 23 Oct, ... Mon 11 Mar 2024

Description

A language course for students who have an intermediate command of the Spanish Language (completed B1), ideally suited to those students who have completed the CULP Intermediate 2 course or have taken Spanish at GCSE Level. The level is upper-intermediate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B2
Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 16 Oct 2023   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
2 Mon 23 Oct 2023   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
3 Mon 30 Oct 2023   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
4 Mon 6 Nov 2023   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
5 Mon 13 Nov 2023   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
6 Mon 20 Nov 2023   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
7 Mon 27 Nov 2023   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
8 Mon 22 Jan   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
9 Mon 29 Jan   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
10 Mon 5 Feb   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
11 Mon 12 Feb   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
12 Mon 19 Feb   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
13 Mon 26 Feb   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
14 Mon 4 Mar   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
15 Mon 11 Mar   15:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Sebastián Bianchi
Topics covered

Among others, these legends/stories (graded at B2) and films will be used in this course: Stories:

  • Los árboles de flores blancas (a legend from Mexico)
  • Pedro de Candía (a legend from Bolivia)
  • Los amantes de Teruel (a legend from Spain)
  • Quetzal no muere nunca (a legend from Guatemala)
  • La lengua de las mariposas (a short story from Spain)
  • El barco vacío (a legend from Venezuela and Argentina)

Films:

  • Como agua para chocolate (Alfonso Arau, Mexico)
  • Diarios de motocicleta (Walter Salles, Argentina, Chile, Perú)
  • Volver (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
  • El cuerno de la abundancia (Juan Carlos Tabío, 2008)
  • Ocho apellidos vascos (Emilio Martínez Lázaro, Spain)
  • El secreto de sus ojos (Juan José Campanella, Argentina)

8El laberinto del fauno (Guillermo del Toro, Mexico, Spain)

Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Contribute effectively to discussions about mythical, historical and geographical topics as portrayed in the oral tradition and film and keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with narrative and some idiomatic expressions.
  • Reading: Read graded written works and film reviews with a good degree of understanding, enough to cope with an advanced course, to read the media for information as well as to understand some non-standard pieces.
  • Writing: Construct a narrative/descriptive piece and write a well-structured essay about a story and a film and/or other topics of their interest.
Aims

The Course will introduce students to the following upper-intermediate learning skills:

  • Achieve spoken fluency whilst using appropriate vocabulary and descriptive/narrative grammatical structures;
  • Apply their language skills effectively to story-telling;
  • Acquire an understanding of the main aspects of mythical, historical, political and cultural events connected with the countries where Spanish is spoken;
  • Get introduced to some colloquial Spanish spoken in several countries through the audio-visual input;
  • Improve their reading and writing skills, with an emphasis on the narrative/descriptive styles;
  • Improve their delivery of oral presentations and debate in Spanish.

The Course aims also to empower the learners and establish them as life-long language learners.

Format
  • Presentations, practicals and online learning
System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Assessment

This course will be assessed upon the completion of the submission of 2 essays (one for stories and one for films), an oral presentation and participation and attendance (attendance required is at least 12/15 sessions). Upon completion, students will be awarded a Certificate of attendance issued by the Language Centre.

Notes
Duration
  • Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning
Frequency

Subject to demand

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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