DATE/TIME
Saturday 6 Jun 2015 until 1 Aug 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION
Online Course, Using Zoom
PRICE
£100
COURSE NO.
22532
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The Hispanic culture and history of Latin America

History of Latin America 2

This is a conversation course for B2 students and above.

Learn more about the Hispanic world and other Spanish speaking countries in this selection of classes that look at Latin American culture and history, music and art and religion and politics.

WK 1 – MÉXICO: LOS AZTECAS, LA MALINCHE Y HERNÁN CORTÉS
Learn about the history of the Aztec civilization and its conquest by the Spanish, in which the character of La Malinche, an indian woman had an important role.

WK 2 – CUBA: SU MÚSICA Y SUS ORISHAS
Discover Cuba’s religious origins based around a series of Gods called ‘Orishas’ and the affect this has on peoples’ lives.

WK 3 – ARGENTINA: EL VOSEO, EL TANGO Y BUENOS AIRES
Learn the special characteristics of the Spanish language in Argentine through one of Argentina’s most popular cultural forms: el tango.

WK 4 – COLOMBIA: LA CULTURA DE LA VIOLENCIA Y BOTERO
Discover the history of Colombian society and its violence and how this has been reflected in the art of Botero.

WK 5 – ESTADOS UNIDOS: EL ‘ESPANGLISH’
Learn about the strong Hispanic influence in the USA and how this has lead to the appearance of a new language “spanglish”, which already has its own literature and rules.

WK 6 – GUATEMALA: LAS MARAS Y LA EMIGRACIÓN
Discover the Mayans, an ancient civilization that stretched throughout much of Central America, who developed a calendar that people believed could predict the end of the world.

WK 7 – PERÚ: CINE
Learn aspects of this country through film director, Claudia Llosa and her film La teta asustada (The milk of sorrow).

WK 8 – ESPAÑA: SUS OTRAS LENGUAS OFICIALES
Learn a bit more about Spain and the three languages spoken in this country in addition to Spanish Basque, Catalan and Galician.

WK 9  – COSTA RICA: NATURALEZA Y CULTURA
Explore the nature and the cultural diversity of this country which attracts so many tourists and travellers in the world.

WK 10 – CHILE: LA DICTADURA LATINOAMERICANA
The dictatorships of Latino America have been a constant factor in each country’s history and their peoples’ lives. In this lesson we approach the topic through one specific dictatorship in Chile.

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