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Cuentos de la selva

Course Description: In this highly interactive literary immersion course, Higher Intermediate and Advanced students will sharpen their Spanish skills as they enjoy reading the whimsical short stories from the collection Cuentos de la selva by celebrated Uruguayan author Horacio Quiroga. Sometimes compared to Edgar Allen Poe for his dark themes and humor, this particular collection of stories is notably different from that style as it is written for children and includes didactic lessons, fantastical characters, and happy endings. Published in 1918, Cuentos de la selva is a wildly imaginative journey into the Latin American jungle where animals are often main characters and humans, when they appear, are alternately painted as allies or destructive enemies.

Entertaining and written in an accessible style that makes them ideal for students learning Spanish, reading and discussing these stories will strengthen both your comprehension and conversational skills as well as boost your vocabulary.

Best suited for: Students who’ve completed at least Spanish Intermediate 3 or equivalent

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