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Welcome to this course, Intermediate Spanish: Understanding spoken Spanish

which is aimed at intermediate learners of Spanish with an interest in language and culture. The six-hour course is designed to develop your understanding of spoken Spanish through six video portraits of people living in Spain. It introduces you to naturally spoken language, and gives clear advice on how to use authentic video resources as a useful and enjoyable learning tool. Through completing various activities you will improve your active use of the language, and develop the confidence to access further audio-visual resources and take your Spanish studies to a higher level.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:15:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:10:00
  • Introducing the course 00:10:00
    • Predicting content 00:10:00
    • Listening to introductions 00:10:00
    • Anticipating, listening out for and practising unfamiliar sounds 00:12:00
    • Using knowledge of your own language 00:10:00
    • Recognising cognates 00:10:00
    • Pronouncing cognates 00:10:00
    • Using cultural knowledge 00:10:00
    • Happiness and contentment 00:15:00
    • Body language 00:10:00
    • Using subtitles 00:15:00
    • Interlingual subtitles 00:10:00
    • Intralingual subtitles 00:10:00
    • Coping with unfamiliar language 00:15:00
    • Recognising idiomatic language 00:10:00
    • Using transcripts 00:10:00
    • Deducing meaning 00:10:00
    • Understanding the gist 00:15:00
    • Listening for detail 00:10:00
    • Recognising native speaker techniques 00:10:00
    • Conclusion 00:10:00
    • Take the next step 00:10:00

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