Hispanic Language, Culture, and Civilization (Language Courses)
This course is addressed to anyone interested in learning Spanish pronunciation. The program of this course is adapted to Chinese learners of Spanish, starting from the basic Spanish units of pronunciation and transitioning to broader pronunciation features such as rhythm and intonation.
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Any Spanish learner who wants to learn Spanish pronunciation basics or improve their pronunciation.
Students will receive a certificate of achievement if they complete a portfolio with activities about the course content and attend 80% of the scheduled sessions.
Through a wide range of dynamic and engaging activities and games, students will identify the speech organs’ positions to produce Spanish sounds, practice their pronunciation and develop an awareness of Spanish accentuation, rhythm, and intonation. Activities will favor pairs and small groups’ work to stimulate participative and cooperative learning. Extra learning materials will be given to students who want to further their pronunciation practice and knowledge.
S1. Spanish sounds: vowels and consonants I.
S2. Spanish sounds: vowels and consonants II.
S3. Pronunciation of “ere", "erre" and "ele”.
S4. Spelling and minimal pairs.
S5. Syllables and syllabification.
S6. Diphthongs, hiatus, and triphthongs.
S7. Spanish accent marks.
S8. Intonation: affirmative, exclamative and interrogative sentences. Emphasis, tone, and pauses.
S10. Review and pronunciation games.
Ms. Elena Jiménez Lago
Born in Madrid (Spain), she has taught Spanish in China for five years at Soochow University and Xi’an-Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Her experience includes teaching language, culture, and pronunciation courses to Chinese learners of Spanish.
Ms. Lujia Li
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. while teaching at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Ms. Lujia Li holds a master's degree in research on the Spanish language at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). Her extensive educational background includes training in teaching Spanish pronunciation to Chinese speakers.
At the end of this course, students will:
Applications should be submitted via the XJTLU online application system.