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Historia, política y tradiciones españolas

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Este curso está orientado para estudiantes de nivel avanzado que quieren seguir practicando sus destrezas auditivas y orales además de adquirir nuevos conocimientos históricos y culturales.

En este curso se verán de historia contemporánea de España y América Latina, política actual, y tradiciones españolas del pasado y presente.

Para cubrir estos temas se utilizará una gran variedad de recursos tales como presentaciones, recortes de prensa, documentales, documentos de televisión y lecturas.

Algunos temas se cubrirán con el visionado de películas y documentales en los hechos históricos.

Mediante las películas los alumnos podrán analizar el contexto histórico y practicar su gramática y vocabulario mediante actividades orales y escritas sobre la película vista en clase

Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de practicar sus destrezas orales y escritas mediante discusiones, debates y presentaciones cortas.

También podrán practicar y mejorar sus conocimientos léxicos y gramaticales a través de comentarios de texto, redacciones y actividades de gramática y vocabulario.

This course is aimed at advanced Spanish students who want to further their knowledge of Spanish History and Spanish oral and aural skills.

This course will cover a variety of topics such as recent Spanish history and affairs, Spanish politics and Spanish past and present traditions.

We will use a variety of documents and resources such as press articles, texts and documentaries.

For some topics we will use some films and documentaries based on topics covered in class.

Students will have the opportunity to practice and improve their vocabulary, grammar and spoken language with a variety of written and oral activities covered in class.

Students will regularly use the language lab so that each of them can work at their own pace and independently.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at advanced students who wish to further their oral and aural 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.


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.