Welcome to the Work-Life Spanish Film & News Club! This conversational club is focused on building vocabulary, improving reading & comprehension and increasing speaking confidence among our intermediate-level students.
Prior to each session students will read a pre-selected news article or watch a pre-selected film available on Netflix or another online platform. All discussions will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Articles and films must be watched/read in their entirety before the session begins.
Nicaragua is a country rich in natural beauty. From volcanoes, rain forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, and two oceans, this Central American country is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Nicaragua is also one of the world's finest budget destinations, with travel still feasible on $20 a day! So to prepare you for your upcoming trip to the American isthmus, we've prepared a compiled a series of must-see films and intriguing news articles to give you an insight into the country's troubled past and ever-changing present.
ARTICLE (El País) "Agentes del enemigo" Thursday, April 1st 6pm - 7pm ET $15 / Members Free Mike Gasparovic Zoom
Pedro Almodóvar began directing feature films in Spain in the late seventies and is arguably the most popular and important filmmaker to have emerged from Spain. His stories have blurred the lines between gay and straight, coerced and consensual, comedy and melodrama, the funny and the repulsive, high and low art, and above all, women. He grew up mostly in the company of women in Castile-La-Mancha and has credited them for being Spain’s secret power. “It was because of women that Spain survived the postwar period,” he would say, and these women he so cherishes play a crucial role in his world-wide acclaimed films. Join us this May as we study the genius behind the lens.
FILM (YouTube - $) Volver Thursday, May 6th 6pm - 7pm ET $15 / Members Free Leopoldo Díaz Zoom