611345 VU Practical Course on Romance Cultural Areas

summer semester 2019 | Last update: 14.01.2019 Place course on memo list
Mag. Mario Soto-Delgado Mag. Mario Soto-Delgado, +43 512 507 4224, +43 512 507 71529
611345
VU Practical Course on Romance Cultural Areas
VU 2
5
weekly
annually
Spanish

The second part of this Project Seminar is addressed to LA and BA students who have passed the first part. The confrontation with historical and social aspects of the Francoist period as represented in films is deepened further and the possibility of autonomous preparation of film materials and their use in a professional context is also provided. Didactic material should be developed according to different objectives and levels of language should be modified and tried. Depending on the students’ interests and central issues, there will be a selection from the wide offer of relevant skills involved in the mediation of culture and these applied in specific projects.

Cinema expresses the cultural identity of a country and reflects its historical background. Every film offers the possibility to initiate a number of communicative confrontations (Language and listening comprehension, debates and discussions, etc.) and to learn about and process sociocultural aspects. We delve deeper into the knowledge of the socio-political background of Spain in this period acquired in the first part of this Project Seminar.

In the second part of this Project Seminar, once we have considered the film materials in relation to their professional application and their use, specific parts should be chosen and used in a small but realistic framework. The use of films in lessons can be planned and didactically developed and tailored to the specific end groups and language levels. The planning and organisation of film exhibitions, the public handling or concrete working of film material are further possibilities of practical use.

For the LA students the medium film represents an irreplaceable source of material for the teaching of Spanish. For the new generations of students and pupils, grown up in a context dominated by audio-visual media, a film fragment is possibly more stimulating and accessible than a text: a well-chosen, short scene offers a span of sociocultural information, made clear and credible through the possibilities offered by the audio-visual form.

For the BA students, who do not primarily dedicate themselves to teaching, the focus of the course will fall on a wide variety of skills in the field of culture management, such as coordinating and organising cinema shows, translating and subtitling film material, moderating or presenting interviews with film directors or a film, writing a film critique, publicising a project, writing a newspaper article, etc.

In the first class, and depending on the students’ interests, we will decide together in which direction they will work. The students determine which activities they choose and want to handle and in which particular framework, with “authentic” pupils and “authentic” audience, they want to put them into practice. Individual or group work will be encouraged, depending on content and theme. The student together with the group lays down a working route (consisting of 8 practical lessons, individual tutoring and group work). The teacher acts as tutor for the students and guides the individual working plan.

The students have to participate and take part in the public presentations of other groups and individuals and to assess the work of their fellow students.

Active participation in the lessons will be taken into account for the evaluation and the public presentation of each of the projects will be assessed. As the Seminar ends, each participant will have to write a short report (3 to 5 pages) which covers their experiences in this course.

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Date Time Location
Thu 2019-03-07
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-03-14
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-03-21
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-03-28
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-04-04
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-04-11
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-05-02
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-05-09
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-05-16
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-05-23
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-06-06
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-06-13
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-06-27
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free