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 http://bildutrapagaran.info/self-assess-your-level.
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?
Please try: The European Bookshop www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (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