Culture and Civilization Course

(TOTAL: 55 Hours of Lessons)

Culture and Civilization is a course designed for intermediate or advanced students of Spanish, who wish to focus their learning on history and culture in the Spanish-speaking world. It is a modular course consisting of up to 11 modules of approximately 5 hours each.

This is a popular course both for students of Spanish history and for any individuals who wish to broaden their knowledge of Spanish and Hispanic culture.

It progresses students’ understanding of the Spanish language while adding cultural depth to this understanding, equipping students well for continuing studies or for traveling or living in a Spanish-speaking country.

You can choose to focus on any of the following subjects:

  • The political history of Spain
  • Colonization
  • Key revolutions in Latin America
  • The geography of Spain and Latin America
  • The diversity of the Spanish language around the world
  • Economics in Spain and Latin America
  • Education and employment
  • An introduction to Spanish literature and art
  • Spanish gastronomy
  • Entertainment, festivals, and ceremonies

While together the 11 modules comprise a complete course, students can choose any topic to focus their study on – for instance it is possible to study only the ‘Economics in Spain and Latin America’ module.

Please also note that you will need to take a Spanish level test before booking this course – this can be done during your free trial lesson. If your Spanish skills are not yet at intermediate level you may need to study a few general Spanish lessons until you have achieved the required level.

Please note that the recommended textbook is not mandatory, as I will be sharing content during our online classes. However, it is recommended for students to get the most out of the course.



Historia:

The first module focuses on the history and political organization of Spain, as well as colonization, and the key revolutions that helped to shape Latin America.

1.1 España: historia y organización política

1.2 Colonización e independencia de América

1.3 Dictaduras y dictadores

1.4 Revoluciones: mexicana y cubana

1.5 Alianzas regionales

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Geografía y paisajes:

The second module looks at the geography and landscape of Spain, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

2.1 Paisajes de España

2.2 Paisajes de Norteamérica, Centroamérica y el Caribe

2.3 Paisajes del sur

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Lengua española:

The third module focuses on the Spanish language itself – its rich history and diversity of use around the world, including its many regional variations.

3.1 Biografía de la lengua española

3.2 Diversidad

3.3 Lenguas en contacto

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Economía:

This module focuses on the economies of Spain and other Latin American countries and the impact on migration; it also considers some of the major companies in these countries.

4.1 Actividades económicas

4.2 Grandes empresas españolas y latinoamericanas

4.3 Movimientos migratorios: ¿billete de ida y vuelta?

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Trabajo:

In this module you will learn about employment and work in the Spanish-speaking world, as well as unemployment insurance, vacations and holidays.

5.1 Trabajo y organización del tiempo

5.2 Jornada laboral, vacaciones y días festivos

5.3 Seguro de desempleo e indemnización

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Educación:

This module considers the topic of education, with an emphasis on universities in Spain and the diversity of the school system.

6.1 Universidad en España

6.2 Diversidad en el sistema escolar

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Literatura y sociedad:

In this module you will learn about the basics of Spanish literature and society, with a look at comics, stories, theater, poetry, and the press.

7.1 Cómic

7.2 Narrativa

7.3 Teatro

7.4 Poesía

7.5 Prensa

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Arte:

The eighth module looks at the art of the Spanish world, with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, architecture, and design icons.

8.1 Pintura de retratos

8.2 Escultura

8.3 Arquitectura

8.4 Iconos del diseño

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Gastronomía:

The ninth module considers Spanish gastronomy, with an emphasis on meals with the family and current Spanish chefs.

9.1 Productos de origen americano

9.2 Comida en familia

9.3 Nuevos cocineros españoles

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Entretenimiento:

The tenth module looks at Spanish entertainment, with dance and music, classic and contemporary Spanish cinema, sport, radio, TV, and Internet as the main focus.

10.1 Bailes y música

10.2 Cine clásico y contemporáneo en español

10.3 Radio, televisión e internet

10.4 Deportes

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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Celebraciones, fiestas y ceremonias:

In the final module we look at celebrations, parties and ceremonies, including those inspired by the sun, the harvest, and fertility.

11.1 Fiestas del sol

11.2 Fiestas de la cosecha

11.3 Celebraciones decembrinas

11.4 Fiestas de la fertilidad

Course information:

  • Course duration: 5 hours
  • Class duration: 1h / 1.5h / 2h (flexible)
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Group size: 1 to 4 students (maximum 4)
  • Textbook: Todas las Voces: Curso de Cultura y Civilización
  • Courses start: on available dates.
  • Pricing per person:
    • Single student: USD 200   (USD 40/hour)
    • Group of 2 students: USD 125   (USD 25/hour)
    • Group of 3 students: USD 100   (USD 20/hour)
    • Group of 4 students: USD 75 (USD 15/hour)

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