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Comando Actualidad

Duration 10 weekly meetings
Tutor Susanna Echaves
Course code SPA23A5528A
Fee £186
Concessionary fee £148 (find out about eligibility and funding options)
Location

21-23 Senghennydd Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4AG

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El objetivo de este curso de español avanzado es mejorar la competencia del idioma al mismo tiempo que los alumnos obtienen nuevos sobre la actualidad de España y Latinoamérica a través de la prensa, noticias en televisión y documentales.

Trataremos temas variados de política, cultura, música y arte, cine, literatura, etc. Y los relacionaremos con el contexto histórico político que los envuelve.

Los temas se presentarán en clase y los estudiantes tendrán la posibilidad de practicar sus destrezas orales y ampliar su vocabulario a través de debates y ejercicios de conversación. Además, los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de practicar y mejorar sus conceptos gramaticales, vocabulario y destrezas orales mediante actividades tanto orales como escritas presentadas en clase.

The aim of this advanced Spanish course is to improve language skills and fluency while gain new insights into Spanish and Latin American current affairs through  press articles, TV news and documentaries.

We will cover a variety of topics such as politics, culture, music and art, cinema, literature, and many others, linking them to the historical and political context that surrounds them.

The topics will be discussed in class and students will have the opportunity to practise their language skills and expand their vocabulary through debates and conversational exercises.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to improve their grammatical concepts, vocabulary and oral skills through both oral and written activities presented in class.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at advanced level students who wish to improve their aural and oral skills in Spanish. The course will be taught through the medium of Spanish.

Learning and teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and assessment

Coursework portfolio and class participation. 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.

Reading suggestions

Materials will be provided – handouts and resources on learning central.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.

Accessibility

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.