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97505 Spanish Language and Culture 5

8cp; 2 x 2hr tutorials/week (hours may change if the number of students enrolled is under 15); availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 97504 Spanish Language and Culture 4


This subject aims to provide students who have a firm knowledge of the Spanish language with a broad range of social situations in order to express their needs and ideas in Castilian and Latin American Spanish. Students learn how to express complex ideas and respond in a culturally and socially sensitive manner in oral and written forms. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing individually and in combination are further developed using authentic materials covering a variety of situations. A range of authentic reading material, including texts with regional and social variants and specific registers, such as alcoholism, immigration, education, child delinquency, poverty and short stories from Spain and Latin America, are used for learning, and students are taught to write complex letters and essays expressing a point of view. Students further develop skills for planning, organising and presenting their ideas in Spanish, and develop a sophisticated understanding and appreciation of aspects of the cultures of Spanish-speaking people.

Students undertake independent study outside class time. This is grounded in Hispanic literature containing short stories, a film analysis and essays expressing a point of view. The aim is to expand students' knowledge of sociocultural contexts. Learning is organised through individual and group tasks, including online activities.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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