Culturas Españolas 2

  • Level 5
  • 10 credits

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Start date 18 April 2018
Duration 9 weekly meetings
Days and times Wednesdays from 18:00 to 20:00
Tutor Susanna Echaves
Course code SPA17A4895A
Fee £148.00
Concessionary fee £118.00 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

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:

  • Spain and its diversity
  • Pronunciation, intonation and non-verbal communication
  • The diversity of Hispanic America
  • Idioms and expressions in Spanish
  • Love in Hispanic literature
  • Religion in Spanish speaking countries
  • Dialects and local talks
  • Love in Hispanic literature
  • Meeting new people
  • Other Spanish speaking countries

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’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


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.


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