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The language and vine way: a trip into the Spanish language and culture

Introduction to the Spanish culture from the “cradle” of the Spanish language and the land of rich wines, exploring the relationship between language, culture and wine. Theoretical and practical sessions, complemented with visits to wineries, wine-tasting sessions and gastronomy experiences.

Course description

This course intends to be a window into the Spanish language and culture with a special emphasis on their close link and mutual influence and interdependence. With a focus on two main aspects of our region: wine and language, we set out to introduce learners into Spanish culture and show how both aspects have developed in parallel through the years. Known as the origin or “cradle” of the Spanish language, our region offers an incomparable setting to look deep into the roots of the Spanish language and culture within our land of rich wines. We also want to show how culture can serve as a pedagogical instrument to develop language in the Spanish class and how it makes up an essential part of communicative competence.

Objetives

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    Fundación de la Universidad de La Rioja
    Departamento de Proyectos Internacionales
    Avda. de La Paz, 107
    26006 Logroño (La Rioja)
    e-mail: espanol@unirioja.es
    teléfono: (34) 941 299 272
    fax: (34) 941 299 183