Spanish Intermediate Oral Skills

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Intermediate Oral Skills

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Spanish, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

  • 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
    The purpose of this module, conducted in Spanish, is to allow students to critically engage with social, political and cultural issues in contemporary Spain. Discussion and critical analysis are based on a range of authentic multimodal resources to enhance the aural and oral skills and to deepen the student's understanding of today's Spain. Literature, music, media and films are some of the materials used. The module focuses on recent changes related to gender in Spain.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand a 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. Demonstrate the ability to use 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.
    3. Present ideas clearly and accurately through Spanish using complex structures, appropriate vocabulary, register and tone.
    4. Express critical thinking on topics related to contemporary socio-cultural issues.
    5. Express themselves spontaneously, fluently and precisely in a variety of social contexts and on a broad number of different topics approached in the classroom.
    6. Develop resourcefulness: find new, creative and different ways of transmitting a message when a debate and a discussion take place.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.