Spanish Language: covering the skills of writing, reading, speaking and listening

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Language: covering the skills of writing, reading, speaking and listening

  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Composition, Grammar, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Superior

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    6
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    9
  • Overview

    LEVEL OVERVIEW:
    The C-Level student is referred to as a ?proficient user? of the language, which means that he or she is able to use language as a social agent in all kinds of daily social transactions, no matter how complex they may be, to take part in all types of social, academic and professional interactions, and to understand oral/written texts of every genre, topic or linguistic context.

    LEVEL C1 ? Superior:
    - Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
    - Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
    - Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
    - Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex

    COURSE OVERVIEW:
    1. INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY
    a. The animal kingdom
    b. Social customs in Spain and Latin America
    c. Religious rites and traditions (baptisms, weddings, communions, funerals)
    d. Emotional expression in cultural contexts
    e. Cultural gestures and misunderstandings
    f. Celebrations: sacred and profane
    g. Films of Pedro Almodóvar
    h. News and interviews
    i. Bull fighting
    j. Jokes

    2. EDUCATIONAL COMPETENCY
    a. Conversational strategies for verbal understanding, clarification, and cooperative skills: ¿Entendéis lo que quiero decir?, ¿A qué te refieres con??
    b. Daily learning ability.
    c. Ability to apply learning and evaluate progress through tests, group projects, and activities.
    d. Develop a vocabulary of personal expressions, phrases, common interactions, etc.
    e. Use of reference materials such as dictionaries, glossaries, etc. to assist in learning.
    f. Use of internet for research and language practice
    g. Class note taking abilities
    h. Ability to correct personal papers and those of classmates
    i. Application of everyday situations to classroom learning

    3. COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCY
    a. Language Activities: listening, oral, and written comprehension and expression

    4. PRAGMATIC COMPETENCY: CONCEPTS AND FUNCTIONS
    a. Give and ask for information
    b. Express opinions, feelings, and facts
    c. Express goals, desires, and sentiments
    d. Use of commands and questions
    e. Social relations and greetings
    f. Classroom interactions

    5. GRAMMATICAL COMPETENCY
    a. Nouns
    b. Adjectives
    c. Articles
    d. Demonstrative adjectives
    e. Possessive adjectives
    f. Quantitative adjectives
    g. Pronouns
    h. Adverbs
    i. Personal verbs
    j. Impersonal verbs
    k. Sentences and statements

    6. LISTENING AND SPELLING COMPETENCY
    a. Intonation
    b. Syllables and accents
    c. Rhythm, pauses, and timing
    d. Irregularities
    e. Alphabet
    f. Capitalization
    g. Punctuation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.