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Conversation and Culture: Intermediate - La Música Mexicana

Stretch your knowledge of Spanish and culture with a musical journey across Mexico...

Course Description: In this engaging “Conversation and Culture” course, students will strengthen their Spanish comprehension and speaking skills through an exploration of the rich variety of traditional and folkloric musical styles in Mexico. By becoming familiar with musical rhythms, instruments, and historical and regional context of different styles, students will gain deep insight into the importance of music in culture and language. Some of the styles which may be studied include: huapango, sones huastecos, mariachi, corridos, boleros, trova yucateca, and música norteña. Listening to representative songs and analyzing the lyrics, we’ll immerse ourselves in a new realm of Spanish comprehension, enabling us to discover profound ideas and feelings communicated through the sound of words and music.

Designed for intermediate or advanced students, this course will give you the opportunity to practice using Spanish through individual research, oral presentations, readings, videos, and group discussion. Join us on this rhythmic journey and deepen your knowledge of the rich diversity of musical culture in the great land of Mexico!

Prerequisites: Completion of our Intermediate 3 course OR previous experience with the conjugations and usages of the subjunctive mood. Recommended for Intermediate and Advanced students.

Duration: 5 weeks (1 class/week) 

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