Spanish Speaking and Writing Skills

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Speaking and Writing Skills

    Course Required
  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Composition, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    LEVEL OVERVIEW:
    The B-Level student is referred to as an ?independent user? of the language, which means that he or she is able to use language as a social agent in daily social transactions and interactions, and understand oral/written texts to such an extent of autonomy that he or she is able to carry out most of the tasks that involve the use of language in a Spanish-speaking country.

    LEVEL B1.2 ? High Intermediate:
    - Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
    - Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
    - Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
    - Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

    COURSE OVERVIEW:
    1. INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY
    a. Great works of Spanish Literature
    b. Social problems in Spain
    c. Recent history in Spain
    d. Music: Los Boleros
    e. Fashion design in Spain
    f. Religious traditions in Spanish speaking countries
    g. Current state of Spanish speaking countries
    h. Communications in Spain (ex: the radio)
    i. Popular traditions
    j. Geographic, political, social, cultural, etc. information about Latin American countries
    k. Linguistic irregularities in Spanish (ex: Spanglish)
    l. Literature: Spanish authors and poets from the 20th Century

    2. TEXTUAL PRODUCTION
    a. Oral comprehension and expression
    b. Written comprehension and espression
    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