Spanish Conversation & Culture (2-Week June)
20 contact hours
1.3 semester credits or 2 quarter units
In Salamanca, LPI offers students a two-week June intensive Spanish language programs. The intensive Spanish language courses are designed to develop the students’ abilities in communication and expression and to expand their grammar, vocabulary and understanding of Spanish culture. Students will be in classes with LPI students only. Class schedules will be confirmed once the students have arrived and language levels have been determined by the University. Tutoring services are available at the LPI office and must be requested at least 24 hours in advance. If necessary, class level changes may be made during the first few days of the academic program. Students must first inform the professor(s), LPI resident director and staff of the desired change. Course descriptions are available below.
To give each individual student both an organized and systematic view of contemporary Spain by examining Spain's cultural history and present day characteristics.
The following subjects will be covered:
a) Contemporary history of Spain from the Second Republic until the present.
b) Principle artistic and cultural movements within the above period.
c) Institutions: a description of the present-day Spanish State.
d) Economic and political life: a panorama of present-day Spain.
e) Aspects of everyday life: schedules, food, customs, and past times of Spaniards.
Within these general guidelines, the professor in charge of this course will make his/her explantions applicable to the life experiences enjoyed by the students while they are in Spain.
This is a practical course in which active participation and direct motivation of the students is essential.
The evaluation will consist of classroom participation, projects, and a final exam.
The methodology of this course is based on the following procedures:
- Reading of texts
- Completion of work both in class and at home
- Participation in class discussion
- Administration of exams