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Oral Stories from Latin America (C1)
Radio Ambulante is an award-winning Spanish-language radio program which showcases compelling human stories from around Latin America and the United States. Through the use of these podcasts, students will hear and discuss captivating, real-life accounts about the struggles and beauty of life in the Americas. This course will focus extensively on all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and will drastically improve your vocabulary and grammar usage, all while providing students with ample opportunities to debate with their peers on a variety of international issues.
Students will improve fluency and confidence in Spanish conversation and comprehension while gaining familiarity with major Iberoamerican authors and trends from the 20th century. Through the reading of short stories and group discussions, students will amplify their Spanish vocabulary and indirectlyaddress intermediate grammatical concerns in context.
Price: $450 Book: N/A Day: Tuesdays, 6pm - 8pm (Eastern Time) Dates: 7/12/22 - 9/13/22 Teacher: Mike Gasparavic Location: IN-PERSON Rosslyn: 1550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
This conversational course will bring together a variety of skills to help perfect your advanced Spanish language skills with authentic documents from literature to Facebook, an array of intriguing podcasts, a collection of short films, a wide range of grammar & vocabulary, and debates over general-interest topics. This session will review the second half of the course book C de C1. It is not required to have taken the first part of this course to register into part 2.
This class is designed to help you speak more spontaneously and become more socially functional by helping to equip you with the language's most commonly used idiomatic expressions and proverbs. Through the use of Spanish podcasts and videos, you will learn the use of a variety of Spanish expressions and idiomatic phrases that are used and understood throughout the Spanish-speaking world. As with all advanced level classes, this course will be taught entirely in Spanish and will not include implicit grammar instruction.
This course will review the language, arts, culture, gastronomy, literature, music and sports of one of our favorite Spanish-speaking countries: Argentina! Be prepared to expand your vocabulary and amplify your speaking skills through this engaging reading and conversational course that will make you want to pack your bags for Buenos Aires.
Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking nation on Earth. Its name evokes Mayan pyramids and Aztec sacrifices, lilting corridos and soaring baroque cathedrals. But the reality of this vast country outstrips even the legends, encompassing 4,000 years of history, art, and complex social movements that were multicultural before the term even existed. In this course, you'll take your Spanish to the next level as you explore Mexico's cultural richness, learning about its pre-Hispanic empires, tourist sites, gastronomy, murals, cinema, literature, and sprawling, chaotic capital. The course's focus will be on oral and written expression and vocabulary-building; a solid command of Spanish grammar is assumed.