Intercultural Language Skills 2: Advanced Oral (Spanish)

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intercultural Language Skills 2: Advanced Oral (Spanish)

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Spanish, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Advanced

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    This module, conducted in the target language, is aimed at advanced learners, who are returning from their year abroad. Learners will gain accuracy and develop fluency through oral interaction and listening comprehension working particularly on communicative competence. Attention will be focused on certain lexical fields of the linguistic component and sociolinguistic norms as well as discussions and debates on current affairs and topics relevant to Hispanic cultures in the target language with a view to improving fluency, accuracy and range of expressions in oral production in the target language. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to understand a wide range of spoken registers drawn from a variety of sources (including broadcast media, documentaries, films, radio and academic discussions) and extract information, ideas and opinions.
    2. Interact with native speakers (sustained conversations, debates and simulations, meetings, etc.) addressing different types of audiences.
    3. Formulate and articulate coherent and cohesive phrases and sentences (as opposed to memorising and reproducing them as fixed formulae).
    4. Express themselves spontaneously, fluently and precisely in a variety of social contexts and on a broad number of different topics appropriately differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
    5. Show a good command of topic-specific vocabulary using a broad lexical repertoire to express ideas with accuracy: the learner will have knowledge of and ability to use the vocabulary of the target language and develop awareness and control of the organisation of meaning.
    6. Formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate them to those of others in a variety of controlled/guided as well as creative contexts written using accurate structures and an appropriate register.
    7. Source credible, reliable and complex information in the target language, using a variety of online media and contacts.
    8. Demonstrate critical analytical skills when presenting and discussing complex topics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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