Monographic courses in Spanish and Culture

A series of short monographic courses divided into thematic blocks that aim to meet specific language learning and cultural interests.

Duration

◼ 10 Hours per course

Aimed at

◼  Individuals interested in particular aspects of the Spanish language and culture and/or professional training in teaching Spanish as a second language

Dates

One week, starting every Monday as of the 21st of September

Credits

◼ 1 ECTS

COOKING IN SPANISH: HISTORY AND GASTRONOMY

Practice your Spanish as you get to know the frame that outlines gastronomic-cultural Spain from ancient times to present day.


DON QUIJOTE’S WEEKLY MENU

What did Quixote eat? Similarities and differences between the diet of the upper classes of the Golden Age and that of the modern day Spanish Mediterranean diet.


MUSIC A POETRY

A first contact with Spanish Literature through literary texts set to music.

Literatura musicada de todos los tiempos para vivir el presente.


COPLA: POPULAR URBAN MUSIC

The music that emerged in Spain during the 30’s, once called copla, made up the majority of the most popular music during the next 40 years. In one hand, we can see that it is the daughter of flamenco and folk, but in the other we see its similarities with orchestral music and the song writer. With such characteristics, naturally we see its use as an important and prominent factor in theatrical traditions. In this course we will study the Copla and its relations with other important urban musical styles, including the tango, bolero, chandon, rebético, fado, blues and others.


INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF FLAMENCO

The flamenco is the most important artistic and musical style of expression that 19th Century Spain contributed to the World. Considering its marginal origins, this style of music conquered grand musical stages and scenes. Its’ birthplace and original caretaker, as well as its current fan base, is that of a foreign land. This course offers a first immersion in a minimalists guide to one of today’s most seductive and evasive forms of expression.


KEY ARTISTS IN SPANISH LITERATURE

A panoramic vision of Spanish Literature painted by Spain’s most recognizable authors.


GARCIA LORCA AND THE DUENDE. A POETIC INVENTION WITH FLAMENCO ORIGINS

The practice and theory of the duende, apart from being the most important and dynamic lecture that Federico Garcia Lorca contributed, is also the biggest influence in the world of flamenco and has even managed to perturb it. As a first contact, this course will explore its origins, development and acceptance.


BULLS IN THE WORKS OF GARCÍA LORCA

Lorca’s works written around the end of the 1920’s show a sudden awareness of the world of bull fighting and the bull fighter. Logically so, as this was the time when the poet met Ignacio Sánchez Mejías, a Spanish bullfighter and fan of literature. This influence can be seen throughout some of his mile stone works, including the conference he gave on the topic, titled El Pase de La Muerte, El Llanto and a series of interviews and writings.


SONGS AND POEMS ABOUT MOORS, MORISCOS AND SEPHARDIC JEWS: A HISTORY OF LOOSERS

The essence of the “losers” of Spanish History in two different senses:

  • The mark that they left on Spanish literary tradition
  • The memory of Spain that they carried with them and shared with the world.

LIFE WRITTEN BY WOMEN

Learn about the main Latin American writers from the 17th century to the end of the 20th. Throughout the journey, discover the role they had in society, the limitations they experienced for being women, the vindications and the consequences that they suffered for them, the vision of the real political and social situation during the time of their life, etc. All of this will be demonstrated through their very own works of literature.


WOMEN AND POLITICS

Students will get a first look at the process of incorporating women into the world of Spanish Politics.

This course will address different historical moments with a reflexive analysis about the role of women in the political reality of each era.

The course will show a critical first contact with lectures and post discussions to provide the student with the proper tools to conduct academic analysis.


SPANISH PAINTERS

When we learn a language, we also learn about the culture that is associated with it. This course will connect famous Spanish artists with the vocabulary related to their world to be able to speak about their works of art and artistic styles. This course offers a critical analysis towards art and the artists that helped create the idea as we know it today. In this way, we will conduct a review of great painters such as El Greco, Velázquez, Picasso or Dalí.


ARTSY SPANISH

In this course we will study some of the works of art from the Thyssen Museum in Madrid to update our linguistic skills and communicate ideas both linguistic and non-linguistic. It will also serve as a contact point to explore both the historical and cultural wealth of Spain.


PAINTING AS A LECTURE: “LECTURE” OF THE PAINTINGS OF LA VIDA DE LA VIRGEN, BY ALONSO CANO

A first contact with the sacred feminine figure in the Virgin Mary in the work of the Alonso Cano, a famous painter from Granada. Interpretation and explication of the seven paintings of the series “Vida de la Virgin Maria,” where it resides today; in the Capilla Mayor of the Cathedral in Granada.


FUNDAMENTALS OF ACADEMIC ESSAYS

This is a University level introductory course to academic writing at a University level. Students will produce and review various drafts of academic essays while they practice essential skills to organize structure and develop ideas. Texts from various academic disciplines will be available so that the students are able to reflect on main characteristics of formal, academic essays.


WRITING IN THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT

This course will develop the students awareness of the writing process as well as their abilities to reflect on the main characteristics of different kinds of academic texts. Through this process they will require specific linguistic skills, including connectors, speech modifiers, lexical placement, accent norms, orthotypographics, etc.


ONLINE DEBATES

A daily debate will expand student’s knowledge about a given topic. Topics such as current events, short films, songs or a combination of all the above will be used as a base of discussion. From there, students will share their ideas and opinions about each. The necessary linguistic structures to carry on a debate will be developed.


LANGUAGE UPDATE

Information about the new exceptions, norms and uses of the latest publications of RAE. With this course you can update and refresh your knowledge of Spanish and distinguish between different registers of the language, as well as adapt an inclusive use of the language and recognize the current controversies of variations of the Spanish language. .


COMMUNICATIVE PRACTICES

This class will promote a practical use of oral expression through mini debates and conversations in which the focal point will be oral interaction.


TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PAST

A course in which, through use of productive language skills (speaking and listening), students can review verbs in the Spanish past tense.


INEMATIC PREFERENCES

Students will get to know the two most commonly used means of communication: the television and the radio. Current preferences of Spanish society will be discussed, exploring ideas such as the programs that have the biggest audience, today’s most successful Spanish TV series, the music that they listen to on the radio, and the musical groups and singers of today.


CURRENT DAY SPANISH IN THE PRESS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS

Get to know the press and social networks in Spain and the main topics discussed in each one. By acquiring this knowledge, students will be able to comment on these topics with other students, creating room for debate and Spanish language practice. A double platform will be made on our Moodle page where there will be different forums and also through a private Facebook group (Spain’s most-used social network), where students will get to know first-hand what goes on in Spain’s online social networks and where they can easily share articles, memes, etc.


COMUNICATIVE USE OF IDIOMS

Students will learn and practice the meanings of a melting-pot of idiomatic expressions, given that the knowledge and use of their meanings makes up one of the most relevant linguistic components in an advanced Spanish language user.


SPANISH CULTURE AND COSTUMES FOR SPEAKERS OF CHINESE

A comparative study of the Spanish and Chinese cultures through styles of teaching, gastronomy, holidays and traditions.


CREATIVE WRITING

Learn to write while improving your Spanish. This course is ideal for students who want to develop written expression skills, while letting their imaginations run wild. Through the use of various resources and different types of activities, this class will promote fluency in written expression, as well as in the use of words.   

Writing has always been an adventure full of emotions. Writing in another language means multiplying those emotions. Dare to practice your written Spanish and challenge your creativity in a course with independent and group activities. All writing styles and all styles of writers are welcome.


WRITING ARGUMENTATIVE AND DEMONSTRATIVE TEXTS

This is a University level introductory course to academic writing at a University level. Students will produce and review various drafts of academic essays while practicing essential skills like paragraph organization and idea development. Texts from various academic disciplines will be offered so that students can reflect on the main basic characteristics of formal academic essays.


A WHOLE NEW WORLD: ADVANCED SPANISH THROUGH TRANSLATION (ENGLISH-SPANISH)

Students will learn to identify direct English-Spanish translations in their Spanish language production through different grammar and lexicon translation activities and will be able to express themselves in a more natural way in Spanish.


SPANISH FROM SPAIN AND SPANISH FROM THE AMERICAS: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES

This course will examine the two main variations of the Spanish language from a social and diachronic point of view. The student will study the main motives that cause the similarities and differences between peninsular Spanish and the Spanish from the Americas.


PENINSULAR SPANISH AND ITS VARIATIONS

This course will examine the main variations of Peninsular Spanish from a social and diachronic point of view. The student will study the main motives that create many varieties of the same language within one country, where four other languages exist as well.


GASTRONOMÍA DE LAS TRES CULTURAS

Se conocerán las fiestas de las tres grandes religiones monoteístas y su influencia en la gastronomía.

También se recuperarán y revalorizarán los principales platos judíos, musulmanes y cristianos en Al-Ándalus. Asimismo, el curso te permitirá un acercamiento a los primeros recetarios culinarios medievales.


AL ÁNDALUS: DESARROLLO CULTURAL

Los alumnos tendrán una aproximación a una etapa histórica de grandes avances y de gran desarrollo científico, tecnológico y médico en plena Edad Media.

Se abordarán diferentes aspectos con un análisis reflexivo de esta época como un modelo a tomar en cuenta actualmente.

Se evidenciará un acercamiento crítico con lecturas y discusión posterior para el debate académico.


ISLAMIC ART IN GRANADA

This course is ideal for anyone interested in extending their knowledge about Islamic art and culture through studies of the relationship between the socio-cultural context and its different styles of expression by use of various art forms. We will discuss the Umayyad and Abbasid legacies that extended throughout the area of the Mediterranean until arriving to Spain. Granada, being the last city to be conquered after many centuries of Muslim rule, still shows its heavy Arabic influence (La Alhambra), which will be discussed in this course. 


NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP) AND COACHING I: TOOLS FOR TEACHER TRAINING

In this class students will get to know and analyze the contributions offered by Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NPL) and Coaching as tools in training teachers.


PROGRAMACIÓN NEUROLINGÜÍSTICA (PNL) Y COACHING II: HERRAMIENTAS PARA LA FORMACIÓN DE PROFESORES

Se presentan y analizan las aportaciones de La Programación Neurolingüística (más conocida como PNL) y el Coaching, como herramientas específicas para el desarrollo y la formación de los profesores de lenguas extranjeras.


NEUROPSICOLOGÍA Y ELE: BASES METODOLOGICAS PARA LA CREACIÓN Y EL DISEÑO DE MATERIALES

Se conocerán los elementos esenciales del sistema En este monográfico se tratarán los procesos del aprendizaje y cómo algunos factores cognitivos y procesos psicológicos básicos, tales como la memoria, la emoción, el pensamiento la atención, la percepción y la motivación pueden guiarnos como referencias para la creación y el diseño de los materiales en la enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera (ELE).


LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA: CÓMO LLEVARLA AL AULA DE ELE

Se conocerán los movimientos y autores actuales más importantes de la literatura española. Habrá oportunidad de conocer y utilizar herramientas online y offline para llevar la literatura actual al aula de ELE y se practicar dinámicas de trabajo en la clase online.


MINDFULNESS EN EL AULA DE ELE

Ser conscientes de como aumenta la calidad académica, emocional y social de los alumnos y la del profesor en sí al practicar mindfulness. Ser conscientes de las emociones difíciles de nuestros estudiantes, miedo, ira, ansiedad, inseguridad, incluso soledad, para ser capaces de ayudarles a transitar esas emociones en un contexto de adaptación para ellos a una nueva cultura o a una nueva forma de enseñanza.


INTRODUCCIÓN AL BILINGÜISMO

¿Qué significa para ti ser bilingüe? ¿Cómo definirías el bilingüismo? ¿Qué conoces sobre el bilingüismo? ¿Eres bilingüe? ¿Cómo sabes si lo eres? ¿Qué hay de especial en ser bilingüe? ¿En qué idioma piensas? ¿Es algo que cambia según el contexto? ¿Qué te aporta el hecho de ser bilingüe? Intentaremos responder a todas estas preguntas en este curso de acercamiento al concepto de “bilingüismo”. 


LAS COMPETENCIAS CLAVE: EL DESARROLLO DE LA COMPETENCIA INTERCULTURAL

Se dotarán instrumentos para la comunicación iEste curso está enfocado a que el profesorado se dote de los conocimientos necesarios para que el alumnado desarrolle sus habilidades al estar en contacto con otras culturas. Además, se tratarán aspectos relacionados con las capacidades necesarias para formar a alumnos resilientes, así como los parámetros que nos permiten analizar culturas diferentes que permitan el desarrollo de la competencia intercultural.


ANÁLISIS DE ERRORES Y ELE

Se analizarán las diferencias existentes en las diferentes pPor medio de este curso se dará a conocer la evolución didáctico – histórica que se ha producido en la visión del error, desde la perspectiva de las diferentes metodologías de enseñanza. También, se analizarán las características que definen al análisis de errores y los criterios empleados para establecer la clasificación y la tipología de los errores. Además, se atenderán las variantes del español para su aplicación práctica en el análisis del error.


SPANISH FOR THE FIELD OF MEDICINE

This course provides lexical knowledge and grammatical resources to be able to manage yourself in a medical environment.


SPANISH FOR TOURISM

This course is suitable both to develop the necessary skills for tourists in the Spanish-speaking world, as well as for the professional who needs to develop the basic functions and lexicon to develop tasks specific to the tourism sector. The course will consist of 4 sections and 2 excursions throughout the city.


SPANISH FOR BUSINESS IN THE SPANISH WORLD

This course offers an inclusion in the business world as well as the characteristics of the different companies that shape the Spanish-American economic world.


Levels in Spanish Courses

The level test is normally taken on the working day before the course starts. This will allow us to put you in the right level.

The programme of the CLM Spanish courses is adapted to the description of the contents of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Procedimiento PNO

The online level test (PNO) has a written part which takes place on the CLM Virtual Platform and an oral part via videoconference.

Once the student is enrolled in the PNO, they will receive an email with login details to access the written test and information about the oral test.

Students can start the test when they like but, once they have started, they have to complete it within 24 hours.

Once the written test has been completed, the students will receive an email with the date and time of the oral test via Skype, Zoom or Meet.

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    Subjects

    Spanish and Gastronomy

    Cooking in Spanish: History and GastronomyDon Quijote’s Weekly Menu

    Spanish Literature, Art and Music

    Music and Poetry: 20 Musicalized Spanish PoemsPop Songs: Urban Pop Music of the 20th CenturyIntroduction to the art of FlamencoKey Artists in Spanish LiteratureGarcia Lorca and the Duende and FlamencoGarcía Lorca: the Duende and the BullSongs and Poems About Moors, Moriscos and Sephardic Jews: A history of losers

    The Woman in the Spanish World

    Life as written by women, from Sor Juana to Rosario CastellanosWomen and Politics

    Art in Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) Class

    Spanish PaintersArtsy SpanishPainting as a Lecture: “Lecture” of the Paintings of La Vida de la Virgin, by Alonso Cano

    Deepen your Spanish Knowledge

    Fundamentals of Academic EssaysWriting in the Academic EnvironmentOnline DebatesLanguage UpdateCommunicative PracticesTell Me About Your PastSpanish Society: Musical and Cinematic PreferencesCurrent Day Spanish In the Press and Social NetworksCommunicative Use of IdiomsSpanish Culture and Costumes for Speakers of ChineseCreative WritingWriting Argumentative and Demonstrative TextsA Whole New World: Advanced Spanish Through Translation (English-Spanish)El español de España y el español de América: Semejanzas y diferenciasEl español peninsular y sus variedades

    The Three Cultures

    Gastronomy of the Three CulturesAndalusia: Scientific Development, Medicine and CultureIslamic Art in Granada

    Teacher Training

    Neurolinguistic Programming and Coaching INeurolinguistic Programming and Coaching IINeuropsychology and ELE: Methodological Bases for the Creation and Design of MaterialsCurrent Spanish Literature: How to Incorporate it into The Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) ClassroomConscious Teachers, Conscious Students: Mindfulness in the Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) ClassroomIntroduction to Bilingualism: A Study and ReflexionThe Key Competencies: Developing Intercultural CompetencyAnalysis of Error and Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE)Didactic Exploitation of Short Films (ELE)

    Spanish for Professionals

    Spanish for the Field of MedicineSpanish for TourismSpanish for Business in the Spanish World


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