Language Lab

Universidad de Salamanca

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Language Lab

    Course Required
  • Host University

    Universidad de Salamanca

  • Location

    Salamanca, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Grammar, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Phonetics and Phonology, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Beginning

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    General Objectives
    ? Understand and produce the basic Spanish sounds: pronunciation
    ? Know the basic scheme of Spanish intonation
    ? To listen and comprehend different prepositions: oral comprehension strategies
    ? Analyze and understand types of oral discussion
    ? Revise and reinforce the basic contents of Spanish oral discussions

    Contents
    1. The Spanish alphabetical system: phonetic and graphical system
    1.1-Spelling of words
    1.2-Pronunciation practice
    1.3-Practice of the complex sounds

    2. Intonation: enunciation, interrogation, exclamation

    3. Auditory comprehension: Listening with different purposes
    3.1-Global comprehension
    3.2-Specific or selective comprehension
    3.3-Total comprehension

    4. Oral Discussion: Understand and produce different types of texts
    4.1-The descriptive text
    4.2-Instructional text
    4.3-Narrative texts
    4.4-Argumentative texts

    5. Oral Interaction: Communicating in Spanish
    5.1-Dialog and conversation
    5.2-Reactions to communicatively coded situations

    6. Reinforce basic contents of communication
    6.1-Communicative functions
    6.2-Gramatical questions
    6.3-Vocabulary

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.

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.