Communicative Skills

ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Communicative Skills

  • Host University

    ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Grammar, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: The objective of this course is for students to interact like they would in real-world situations. Through a communicative methodology, we will put into practice the four skills: oral expression, written expression, listening compression and reading.

    COURSE CONTENTS:
    UNIT 1 ? DESCRIPTIONS
    Talking about the family. Describing one?s physical characteristics and personality.

    UNIT 2 ? SHALL WE?
    Resources to plan a date. Making suggestions. Accepting and rejecting invitations. Telephone conversations and etiquette.

    UNIT 3 ? HOW ARE YOU DOING?
    Asking someone how he or she is feeling and describing how one is feeling. Expressing pain. Talking about personal preferences. Talking about habits and typical weekend activities. Writing informal letters.

    UNIT 4 ? SHOPPING
    Talking about how clothing looks on another person. Asking for items in a store. Asking the price. Talking about personal preferences. Asking for service in a restaurant.

    UNIT 5 ? MY HOUSE
    Describing a house. Defining everyday objects in the house. Talking about personal relationships and living together. Writing a newspaper advertisement.

    UNIT 6 ? NUTRITION AND DIET
    Talking about one?s diet and dietary habits. Giving instructions and writing a recipe. Listing options. Demonstrating agreement and disagreement.

    UNIT 7 ? THE CINEMA
    Resources to talk about movies and films in general. Talking about plans. Giving and asking advice.

    UNIT 8 ? ADVERTISING
    Analysis and the creation of advertisements and advertisements in the press, radio and television. Appropriate language for these media. Idiomatic expressions and word games.

    GRADING:
    Mid-term exam 30 %
    Final exam 40 %
    Homework and classroom participation 30 %

    ATTENDANCE:
    Attendance is mandatory.
    Tardiness will be counted as half an absence.

    ADD/DROP POLICY:
    Changes can only be realized within the first week of classes. Likewise, it will be impossible to drop a course after the second week of class has begun.

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.

Some courses may require additional fees.

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.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations