Practice of Oral Skills

Universidad de Salamanca

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Practice of Oral Skills

  • Host University

    Universidad de Salamanca

  • Location

    Salamanca, Spain

  • Area of Study

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

  • Language Level

    Intermediate, Advanced, Superior

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    5
  • Overview

    OVERALL OBJECTIVE
    To help students improve their oral proficiency skills (listening, speaking). Students will be required to put into practice the grammar that they are learning in their formal level-specific grammar class.

    GENERAL OBJECTIVES
    ? To improve the communicative capacity and oral interactions in daily situations.
    ? To speak about things, people, real places, and abstract feelings.
    ? To practice and improve pronunciation, intonation, and fluidity of spoken discourse.
    ? To practice the mechanisms of summarization of past events and description of developing events.

    CONTENT
    1.- To ask for and provide information: location of places, people, and public services.

    2.- Description of people, places, and objects

    3.- Making an appointment

    4.- Having phone conversations

    5.- Dialogues in daily situations
    5.1.- In a bar/café
    5.2.- Shopping
    5.3.- In a restaurant
    5.4.- In a travel agency

    6.- Dialogues in public places or places of public service
    6.1.- Post Office
    6.2.- In a bank
    6.3.- In a hospital
    6.4.- En la comisaría de policía
    6-5.- En la Secretaría de la Universidad

    7.- Expressing an opinion and showing agreement and disagreement

    8.- Actions and circumstances completed in the past

    9.- Indirectly expressing information orally from others

    10.- Expressing feelings, needs, and desires

    11.- Suggestions, instructions, and commands

    12.- Reactions to information given

    13.- Estimating and expressing doubt or probability

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.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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.