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Intermediate Spanish: Understanding spoken Spanish
Welcome to this free 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 learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- develop strategies for understanding video resources in Spanish
- understand Spanish spoken at natural speed
- understand and give personal information in Spanish
- use knowledge of other languages and cultures to decode what is heard in Spanish.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Introducing the course
- 2 Predicting content
- 3 Using knowledge of your own language
- 4 Using cultural knowledge
- 5 Using subtitles
- 6 Coping with unfamiliar language
- 7 Deducing meaning
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