This course aims to improve students’ fluency in Spanish, paying special attention to grammar and vocabulary. Following a communicative and functional approach, the course offers students a wide range of tasks and activities which make them get familiar with real communicative contexts.
CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION
CONVERSACIÓN Y REDACCIÓN
Along this course, students work on their writing and speaking skills through the analysis and production of different written and oral texts.
HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA
This course introduces and analyses the different periods, facts and relevant figures that, from Prehistory to current days, have been building the multicultural History of Spain. Practical approach through images, texts and documents.
The objective of this course is to help the student understand the different aspects of the Spanish culture. The program includes not only information about geographic, political, historic aspects, but also the customs, behavior, and values which form a part of the Spanish character.
BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY (inicial)
AMPLIACIÓN DE LÉXICO
This course is only offered at an elementary level. It provides students with basic vocabulary they may need in order to solve basic daily-life tasks and problems using the Spanish language.
ORAL SKILLS PRACTICE
PRÁCTICAS DE DESTREZAS ORALES
During this course, students will develop their listening and speaking skills through guided activities which reproduce a variety of real communicative contexts.
SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA E HISPANOAMERICANA
This course offers a general overview of the Spanish and Latin American literature. Along this course, students get familiar with the different literary movements and with the works of the most relevant writers.
THE ARAB WORLD IN THE HISPANIC CULTURE
EL MUNDO ÁRABE EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO
The main purpose of this course is to analyze the culture, art, traditions and literature from the Arab world, as well as the Arabic language, and the way they have contributed to forge the Hispanic identity, together with the influences of other peoples.
COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITIES (inicial)
ACTIVIDADES PARA LA COMUNICACIÓN
This course is only offered at an elementary level (A1 and A2). Students are provided with practical activities as if they were in daily-life contexts. Thanks to these activities, they can actively develop the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
WRITTEN SKILLS PRACTICE
PRÁCTICAS DE DESTREZAS ESCRITAS
With this class, students will learn to use their writing skills as a communicative tool. They will improve their writing through the reading comprehension and the production of different texts.
SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA
CINE ESPAÑOL E HISPANOAMERICANO
This course aims to analyze in detail the narrative strategies thanks to which cinema can be defined as an artistic expression. For that purpose, students will view and study a set of films from Spain and Latin America, filmed in different periods.
With this course, students learn the main periods and trends of the Spanish art through History. During the course, students analyze the most important art works (paintings, sculptures and architecture) of the Spanish Heritage.
LANGUAGE LABORATORY (inicial)
LABORATORIO DE IDIOMAS
This course is offered just at elementary levels (A1 and A2). The main purpose is to strengthen students’ oral understanding and production, as well as their pronunciation and intonation, working on the language from a practical, communicative approach.