Intermediate Spanish is a three-credit intermediate level course, the third in a four-course sequence that fulfills the undergraduate language requirement. The goal of this course is to bridge the gap between elementary and advanced levels in the further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations, such as narrating in the present, past, and future, and expressing hopes, desires, and requests. Students will also enhance vocabulary, examine current events, and read brief literary selections specific to the ports of call.
Field WorkCountry: Cuba
Day: 3 - Monday, 1 December
The field lab will begin with a walking tour of Old Havana, where we will visit some of the most significant cultural and historic sites, such as the Maestranza de Artillería, the Capitolio, the Lonja del Comercio, and the Edificio Bacardí, We will have lunch at a paladar, a private home that opens its doors to tourists. If there is time, we will visit significant sites in other sections of Havana, such as the famous Cementerio Colón, the Torreón de San Lázaro, the memorial to José Martí, the Barrio Chino, and the Callejón de Hamel. Academic Objectives: 1. Practice language skills learned in class with native speakers in an immersion environment. 2. Learn about specific aspects of Spanish culture, such as history, music and dance, food, and contemporary everyday life. 3. Understand the connections with the other Spanish speaking port included in the Fall 2014 voyage: Cádiz.