Spanish 218j: Speaking
Spanish in Context
Class 10:00am - 12:30pm
Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Class 1:30pm - 4:00pm
of the Course:
This semi-immersion course focuses on the analysis and practice of conversational
strategies in everyday life and on the linguistic resources for academic
debate in Spanish. Uding as a base authentic materials from films, television
shows, and literature, students will practice language appopriately according
SPN 120 or SPN 200. ADMISSION BY INTERVIEW WITH THE INSTRUCTOR DURING
PRE-REGISTRATION WEEK. Enrollment limited to 12. 3 credits.
Morning Language Activity:
Students will work on everyday conversation. activities will include role-playing
Students will participate in debates on topics related to the reading,
audio, and audio-visual material. this part of the program will emphasize
cultural and socio-political issues in Latin America.
Students will have a course package with reading selections by Latin American
writers and poets. Movies and videos will be watched and discussed in
class, including "Mexican Television Commercials", "Un lugar en el mundo",
"The mothers of Plaza de mayo".
There will be reading material for every class meeting. Students will
have writing assignments to be completed both in class and as homework.
PROFESSOR SILVIA BERGER
Dewey 14, ext. 3517
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