University of Technology Sydney

97510 Diaspora of the Hispanic Imagination

8cp; 2 x 2hr tutorials/week; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 97509 Innocence and Experience in Hispanophone Societies


This subject provides students who have a firm command of the Spanish language, with a broad range of popular cultural texts in order to express their ideas and arguments in Castilian and Latin American Spanish. It corresponds to Level C1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Students communicate at an advanced level of Spanish within a wide range of professional and academic situations at formal and informal settings in oral and written forms. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, both individually and in combination, are further developed using authentic materials covering a wide variety of situations, including films, documentaries, testimonies and music with lyrics with regional and social variants and specific registers in various Hispanophone societies, such as Cuba, Spain, Mexico and Chile. A wide range of popular cultural contexts is used for learning and students deliver talks in Spanish, engage in debating specific topics and write critical essays. In addition to the four hours of teaching, students undertake independent learning study outside class time. Students take an active part in collaborative learning activities to practise and consolidate their language skills.

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