Spanish Advanced Conversation: El cuento de las comadrejas (B2)

¡Un análisis del amor, la amistad, el ego, y la nostalgia! A film director, a film writer, an actress and her husband share a big house in the country. When threatened by external characters, they will do anything to safeguard the world they built for themselves. With this brilliant Argentinian dark comedy, we will practise our Spanish, engage in interesting conversations around the role of love and friendship in life, and explore the human condition, the ambitions, and the nostalgia for a Golden past. Join us!

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

TEXTBOOK

  • Tutor supplied material

COURSE OUTLINE

  • We will start our first class through an exploration of the movie’s trailer, as well as the history of the original film, the background of the director and any previous knowledge of Argentinian films the students might bring to our discussion
  • By the second session we will have watched the movie. Students will be given important pointers and prompts to keep in mind as they watch the movie for further discussion. In this session, we will focus on one of the main elements of the movie: the ego!
  • On the third session, we will focus on each one of the characters. Each student will choose one and guide the class through a discussion about motivations and the relationship with the rest of the characters.
  • In our final session, we will talk about friendship, the multiple references to film making terms along the movie, and our favourite dialogues and scenes from the movie! As a final product, together we will create a movie review.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students be able to:

  1. Practise their listening skills and have a better understanding of the multiple Argentinian accents portrayed in the film.
  2. Expand their vocabulary, as well as their language skills, especially those structures used to express opinions and emotions.
  3. Spark their curiosity for further individual research regarding this and many other Spanish Speaking films.
  4. Above all, enjoy a witty and amusing story of friendship, life, and love!

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