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Culturas Españolas 2

Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 10 Credits.


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The aim of the course is to increase language competence while gaining a deeper understanding of the Hispanic culture and society. Students will develop their knowledge of Spanish intonation, idioms and expressions, as well as communication strategies in Spanish. They will get opportunities to discuss various historic and contemporary issues of the Spanish speaking world through the medium of Spanish. Written and visual material will be used with an emphasis on small group work.

The following topics will be covered:

1. Spain and its diversity
2. Pronunciation, intonation and non-verbal communication
3. The diversity of Hispanic America
4. Idioms and expressions in Spanish
5. Love in Hispanic literature
6. Religion in Spanish speaking countries
7. Dialects and local talks
8. Love in Hispanic literature
9. Meeting new people
10. Other Spanish speaking countries

Who is this course for?

This course is for advanced students of Spanish.

Learning and Teaching

This course will be taught in Spanish and students will consolidate both their active and passive linguistic skills. Materials will be provided.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on

(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.