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340288 UE Oral Communication: Spanish (2020W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: Spanish


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

El curso será organizado y llevado a cabo en línea. Para más información ver Moodle

Thursday 15.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 22.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 19.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Communicative behavior in conversations and discussions: development of means of verbal expression and presentation norms, also with regard to argumentative techniques and non-verbal communication. Discussion and moderation. Practice-oriented production of oral texts for diverse groups and communicative situations (presentations, speeches, interviews etc.)

Assessment and permitted materials

Immanent course grading: grade based on the semester performance. Regular attendance is prerequisite for assessing the students performance. Continuous active in-class participation and oral exams during the semester as well as an oral final exam in the last week of the semester. There will be an attendance list in this course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Improvement of oral communication and expression skills as well as of rhetorical skills, broadening lexical knowledge and communicative skills (pronunciation, intonation, speed), use of verbal and non-verbal communicative elements, achievement of a general oral communicative competence, which should be used in ways appropriate to a situation. Oral communication and oral text competence based on simple to medium-difficult texts of various genres from Spanish-speaking countries. By considering various topics, the course offers the possibility to draw cultural, idiomatic, and lexical comparisons.

Examination topics

Teaching the basics in rhetoric. In the context of concrete communicative situations (presentations, group discussions, free speech on various topics, introductions, information sessions, interviews etc.) there will be simulated tasks taking into consideration target audience, text genre, questions of style and rhetoric, as well as non-verbal communicative elements. Independent single and group work (also blended learning) serves as a preparation for students’ oral presentation and subsequent discussion in class. (Audio- and video-taping included.) Hand-in of a glossary at the end of the semester.

Reading list

Will be announced in the course and on the e-learning platform at the beginning of the semester.

Association in the course directory

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