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Spanish 218j: Speaking Spanish in Context

Schedule:
Class 10:00am - 12:30pm
Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Class 1:30pm - 4:00pm
3 CREDITS

General Description 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 to context

Prerequisites:
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 and script-writing.

Afternoon Language Activity:
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.

Materials:
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".

Assignments:
There will be reading material for every class meeting. Students will have writing assignments to be completed both in class and as homework.

Contact:
PROFESSOR SILVIA BERGER
Dewey 14, ext. 3517
silviab53@aol.com

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