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Un paseo por la historia de España

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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 estudiaremos varios de los periodos de la historia de España desde los primeros pobladores hasta el siglo XX.

Se utilizará una gran variedad de documentos y recursos tales como recortes de prensa, lecturas y documentales. Durante el curso veremos algunas películas basadas en algunos de los periodos históricos presentados en clase. 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 también tendrán la oportunidad de practicar sus destrezas orales y escritas mediante discusiones, análisis de texto, debates y presentaciones cortas sobre los temas tratados en clase. Se utilizará el laboratorio de idiomas regularmente para que el alumnado pueda trabajar cada cual a su ritmo y de forma autónoma.

This course is for students with advanced language skills (A-level or above) who have the ability to hold a general conversation 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

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 a portfolio of written texts 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.

Indicative Reading and Resource list

  • Orígenes del Español. Ramón Menéndez Pidal
  • Introducción a la lengua de la historia española. Melvyn C. Resnik
  • La historia de España en 25 Historias, Javier Alonso López, Montena.

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.


21-23 Senghennydd Road
CF24 4AG