SP 101I - Spanish Language in Context: Novice Abroad I
The goal of these Spanish courses is to help students develop their communicative competence, taking advantage of their linguistic immersion in Spain. These courses meet students’ everyday needs from a holistic point of view, considering language as a tool to communicate with other people in various communicative contexts, to express themselves in diverse means of communication, and to develop as intercultural speakers.
Therefore, these courses do not only focus on grammar but also on the use of Spanish. Although students will reinforce, deepen and broaden their knowledge of Spanish grammar (from a cognitive point of view), the purpose of these courses is to put into practice all their knowledge of Spanish in communicative situations where students are able to develop their skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) and acquire the necessary linguistic functions and conversation strategies to communicate in diverse contexts, with the purpose of gaining autonomy as students and speakers of Spanish. All this will be achieved by taking students’ needs as a starting point in order to expand their communicative competence and improve their command of Spanish.