Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills

Universitat Politècnica de València

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills

  • Host University

    Universitat Politècnica de València

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Spanish, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Advanced

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Conversación y destrezas orales en español I (SPAN 309)


    COURSE INFORMATION
    [Foreign Languages and Literatures | 1 credit | Three-hundred level | 15 contact hours]
    Prerequisite: ​One year of college Spanish
    Professor:Marta Castaño | Email:marcass1@upvnet.upv.es
    Office hours.lunes de 11:00 a 12:00


    REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS & COURSE MATERIALS
    - ROLLÁN, M. y RUIZ DE GAUNA, M. (2008). Comunicando, comunicando. Funciones
    comunicativas en situaciones cotidianas. Madrid: Edinumen. (ISBN:-10: 84-89756-17-1/
    ISBN-13: 978-84-89756-17-5)


    DESCRIPTION
    Optional one-credit course that complements the development of linguistic competences
    facilitated at the two/three-hundred level courses, focusing in the oral skills in particular.
    Curso opcional de un crédito destinado a desarrollar las habilidades lingüísticas que se van
    adquiriendo en los otros cursos de nivel doscientos o trescientos, haciendo especial hincapié
    en las destrezas orales.


    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
    After the successful completion of Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills I students will be able to:
    -exchange short oral messages that include narrative as well as descriptive elements to account
    for their experiences abroad
    -take part in opinion exchanges over familiar or predictable topics with local people
    -explain with easiness aspects regarding their personal and work environment, such as details
    of their life, job, family, city, etc.
    -explain their favorite things, places and hobbies, and to ask about their interlocutor’s ones
    -give reasoned arguments in favour or against a controversial issue that distinguishes the U.S.
    and Spain, as long as they have time to plan the interventions
    -analyze, contrast and assess their perceptions, values, attitudes and behaviors of the different
    cultures in Spain in relation to the student´s own culture.
    Al completar con éxito Conversación I, los alumnos serán capaces de
    -realizar intercambios orales breves que incluirán tanto elementos narrativos como descriptivos
    para dar cuenta de sus experiencias en el extranjero
    -participar en intercambios de opinión sobre temas conocidos o previsibles con gente local
    -explicar con comodidad aspectos del entorno personal y laboral, como detalles de su vida, su trabajo, su familia, su ciudad, etc.
    -explicar con detalle sus gustos y aficiones, así como preguntar por los de su interlocutor
    -argumentar a favor y en contra de un tema polémico que distinga los Estados Unidos de España, siempre que el/la alumno/a tenga tiempo de planificar sus intervenciones
    -analizar, contrastar y ponderar las percepciones, los valores, las actitudes y los
    comportamientos de las diferentes culturas de España en relación con la cultura propia

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.