851-0846-02L  Spanish: Language and Cinema (B2-C1)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Iturrizaga Slosiar
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionSpanish
CommentYour course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).


AbstractThe main activity of the course is the visioning of films in Spanish (Spain and Latin America), giving an emphasis on a specific thematic, vocabulary, conversation and debate.
ObjectiveThe course aims to introduce a specific problematic in a Spanish-speaking region or country through the cinema, taking into account the geopoplitical and cultural spectrum of the Spanish language. It also aims the participant to get familiarized with topics, images, customs, dialogs and vocabulary, carrying out an observation and then an analysis and comment of these elements.
ContentWe work out some interaction forms focused on observation, presentation and debate. Each student does a presentation of one of the films chosen, pointing out aspects that give path to a discussion. On the other hand, he/she creates a specific glossary to be used during the lesson in which the film will be discussed.
LiteratureThe chosen films can be seen / borrowed from the Selbstlernzentrum (http://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/slz/index.php).
Prerequisites / NoticeThe certificate and ETCS points are granted to the students who have complied with the following requirements:

* Participation in the fortnightly lessons (maximun 1 absence)
* The visioning of at least 80% of the films
* Preparation (glossary and thematics) of one of the chosen films
* Entries in the blog and forum of the course

Important information for ETH students: The enrollment in this course at the Sprachenzentrum does not enrol the student automatically fot the granting of the D-GESS points. Please inform yourself.