Spanish 5: estudios literarios hispánicos

Course Dates: 14/01/20 - 31/03/20
Time: 13:15 - 14:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Elena Ugarte

Si has estudiado español al menos durante cinco años, este curso te permitirán consolidar tu conocimiento de la lengua a través de obras literarias enfocadas en su contexto histórico.


What is the course about?

To give students a general knowledge of Spanish and Latin American literature and history and to enable students to discuss literary texts in Spanish.

What will we cover?

We will cover different aspects of the chosen book such as historical and social background, characters and style.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- have a better knowledge of the author/s and his/her work

- place the text studied in its historical and cultural contexts

- feel more confident reading and speaking Spanish.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for students with an advanced level of Spanish. Students should also be able to read literary texts in Spanish and to participate in discussions in Spanish.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: conditional, indirect and direct pronouns, hypothetical sentences, subjunctive, subordinate clauses and more complex conjunctions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Book: tbc
Please try: The European Bookshop (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at (020 7440 3248).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

LS533 Spanish 5: estudios literarios hispánicos in April. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Read interesting contemporary Spanish-language books and learn about culture and politics in different Spanish-speaking countries.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/06/2019)
If you are interested in books and/or hispanic culture this is a great class.
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Review by bobo18 / (Posted on 26/03/2019)
Highly recommended
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
If you are fairly fluent, like reading and prepared to share opinions this is the course for you.
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Review by bobo18 / (Posted on 27/11/2018)
Be sure about grade 5. It is like a book club... in Spanish
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/11/2018)
The course is timed over lunch which probably limits attendance to the older Spanish enthusiasts. The course is brilliant because of the very high participation of knowledgeable people but it would be better if it appealed/was timed to attract a more representative group. I think the use of small group discussions from time to time might widen the debate but NOT frequently as the quality of discussion must not be reduced....
Teacher was a first class moderator and fortunately able to challenge her opinionated class!
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Review by Peter / (Posted on 01/07/2015)
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Course Code: LS523

Please choose a course date 

Tue, day, 14 Jan - 31 Mar '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £135.00
Concession: £103.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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