Exemplary Spanish Units

CLIL Open Online Learning

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Each of the units below indicates a particular learner level (A1-C2). A summary of the unit’s content is provided, along with a description of how the unit addresses the 5 main areas of CLIL (Content, Communication, Cognition, Competences, and Community). Learn more about CLIL: http://www.languages.dk/clil4u/index.html

Canción Me gustas tú

Learner level

A1

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Description

In this unit students will know a very cheerful Spanish song. It contains exercises about verbs.

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Content

Thanks to this song students will review different ways to express preferences and agreement as well as the verb Gustar

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Communication

Vocabulary related to the expression of preferences.

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Cognition

Learners will: get familiar with Spanish music while they review vocabulary and verbs.

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Competences

Learners will better be able to: 1. practice the special structure of Gustar; 2. improve its oral comprehension

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Community

Awareness of song that is considered as one of the cheerfullest in Spanish.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8123

Cádiz

Learner level

A1

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Description

This unit explores a city in Andalusia. It shows some cultural topics.

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Content

Thanks to this video students will review the use of the verb Ser in descriptions and in the expression of nationality.

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Communication

Vocabulary related to descriptions of a city and its culture

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Cognition

Learners will: 1. get familiar with a Spanish geographical area; 2. identify that area on a map; 3. know specific cultural topics on this area; 4. express the nationality

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Competences

Learners will be able to: 1. know the verb SER; 2. express the nationality

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Community

Awareness of the great cultural wealth of this city.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/1532

La lista de la compra

Learner level

A1

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Description

In this unit some roommates prepare the shopping list.

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Content

Thanks to this video students will review different ways to negotiate agreements involving the shopping list.

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Communication

Vocabulary related to food and drinks.

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Cognition

Learners will: 1. know how to make a shopping list; 2. express likes and dislikes regarding food; 3. how to order in a bar

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Competences

Learners will better be able to: 1. understand spoken discourse; 2. use topic related vocabulary to share information; 3. understand a funny situation

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Community

Awareness of a everydaylife activity.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8115

Mi rutina

Learner level

A1

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Description

This unit explores the expression of everyday activities.

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Content

Thanks to this video students will review the use of the present tense in regular verbs in daily activities.

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Communication

Vocabulary related to everyday activities.

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Cognition

Learners will: 1. describe their routine; 2. ask someone about their daily actions; 3. show interest in someone’s problems.

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Competences

Learners will better be able to: 1. understand spoken discourse; 2. use topic related vocabulary to share information; 3. understand a funny situation

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Community

Awareness of a everydaylife activity.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8300

El Camino de Santiago

Learner level

A2

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Description

In this unit, the students will do listening and reading exercises on the Camino de Santiago.

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Content

A description of Camino de Santiago: experience and advice from a pilgrim.

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Communication

Vocabulary relared to Camino de Santiago

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Cognition

In this unit, the students will learn to discriminate information and answer specific questions on the subject of this unit.

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Competences

In this unit, skills are worked: reading, listening and writing.

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Community

Discovery of spanish culture. Interculturality.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8117

¿Quieres aprender a bailar salsa?

Learner level

A2

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Description

In this unit, the students will do listening and readign exercises on the salsa dance.

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Content

A description of a latin dance: steps and figures

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Communication

Vocabulary related to salsa dance and numbers

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Cognition

In this unit, the students will learn to discriminate information and answer specific questions on the subject of this unit.

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Competences

In this unit, skills are worked: reading, listening and writing.

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Community

Discovery of a latin dance. Interculturality

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8118

Sociología en la Universidad de La Laguna

Learner level

A2

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Description

In this unit, the students will do listening exercices and grammar exercices on the Degree of Sociology (University La Laguna - Canarias).

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Content

A description of the Sociology degree (University La Laguna-Canarias): duration and main featuresBack to Top

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Communication

Vocabulary to universitary studies in Spain

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Cognition

In this unit, the students will learn vocabulary related to university studies in Spain, review the use of ser/estar and verbal periphrasis.

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Competences

In this unit, skills are worked: listening and writing.

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Community

Discovery of the Sociology Degree (University La Laguna-Canarias). Interculturality.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8119

Animadora infantil

Learner level

A2

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Description

In this unit, the students will do listening exercices on the child cheerleader.

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Content

A description of the chil cheerleader profession

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Communication

Vocabulary related to the profession of child animator

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Cognition

In this unit, the students will learn to discriminate information and answer specific questions on the subject of this unit.

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Competences

In this unit, skills are worked: listening and writing.

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Community

Discovery of a profession exercised by young people: children's animation

Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8120

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Espías de Internet

Learner level

B1

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Description

This unit is a listening activity about the topic of privacy on the Internet and advertising. There is a gap fill activity about vocabulary.

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Content

The right of privacy on the Internet and users' control (spying) by big corporations are the two topics that this video deals with. It is also said how companies work on selective advertising.

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Communication

Vocabulary related to techonoloogy and advertising

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Cognition

Learners will: 1. analyse the risks of using Internet-connected applications on their technological devices; 2. recognise tecnology and advertising vocabulary in other texts.

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Competences

Learners will better be able to: 1. understand spoken discourse; 2. use topic related vocabulary to share information; 3. use vocabulary related to technology and advertising.

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Community

Awareness of the risks that one may encounter on the Internet and how the world of advertising works.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8261

Ilusiones ópticas

Learner level

B1

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Description

In this unit a Spanish neuroscientist explains why some interesting eye illusions and optical effects occur. It contains vocabulary and comprehension exercises.

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Content

A description of some interesting examples of eye illusion and optical effect.

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Communication

Descriptive language in the scientific field

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Cognition

Learners will: 1. understand how some optical illusions occur and how our brain processes them; 2. understand a simple scientific discourse.

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Competences

Learners will better be able to: 1. understand scientific language; 2. identify descriptive language; 3. make summaries; 3. justify their answers.

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Community

Awareness of how human brain works under specific circumstances.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8230

Las Médulas

Learner level

B1

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Description

This unit explores an important area in the North of Spain, known as "Las Médulas", which was a Roman gold mine. It also names the areas that surround it.

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Content

A description of the geographical area of "Las Médulas" and the province of León.

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Communication

Description of past events (pretérito imperfecto y pretérito indefinido).

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Cognition

Learners will: 1. get familiar with a Spanish geographical area; 2. identify that area on a map; 3. know some historical events

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Competences

Learners will be able to: 1. use past tense verbs; 2. identify the geographical area dealt with in the unit on a map of Spain

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Community

Awareness of the historical and global importance of this geographical area.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8263

Personalidad y lenguaje corporal

Learner level

B1

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Description

This unit reviews an article that explains and names the main types of personality depending on body language. It contains vocabulary exercises.

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Content

A description of types of personality and body language. The exercises deal with the vocabulary learnt with the article.

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Communication

Vocabulary related to personality and body.

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Cognition

Learners will: understand some types of personality depending on body language.

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Competences

Learners will be able to: 1. be able to describe gestures and their meaning.; 2. identify the types of personality depending on body language.

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Community

Awareness of the different types of personality that people may have and of the meaning of body language.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8206

Canción Mediterráneo

Learner level

B2

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Description

In this unit students will know one of the most famous Spanish songs. It contains an exercises about verbs.

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Content

Thanks to this famous Spanish song students will review different verb tenses as well as poetic language.

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Communication

Poetic language and verb tenses.

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Cognition

Learners will: get familiar with Spanish music while they review vocabulary and verbs.

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Competences

Learners will be able to: 1. distinguish verb tenses; 2. identify poetic language.

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Community

Awareness of the kind of music that is considered as one of the best in Spain and its way of conveying feelings.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8116

Conocer gente en Internet

Learner level

B2

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Description

In this unit students will see a comic monologue about what means meeting people on the Internet. It contains vocabulary exercises.

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Content

The comedian uses everyday language throughout all the monologue which reviews, in a comic way, how people lies on Internet profiles.

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Communication

Colloquial language and humor.

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Cognition

Learners will: 1. take into account some inconvinients of meeting people on the Internet; 2. follow a discourse which has a main topic but tells many different stories at the same time.

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Competences

Learners will be able to: 1. identify Spanish slang; 2. understand Spanish humour.

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Community

Awareness of the risk of using Internet in order to meet new people. Familiarity with a famous comic TV programme.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8112

El grafeno: ¿el material de futuro?

Learner level

B2

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Description

In this unit students will listen to and read some articles about a material which is increangly been used for many things. It contains questions about the topic.

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Content

A description of the uses of graphene and some products realized with it.

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Communication

Technical-scientific discourse.

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Cognition

Learners will: get familiar with this "new" material and its products, as well as the risks that its use may carry.

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Competences

Learners will be able to: 1. observe how hypothesis are articulated; 2. observe connectors in technical-scientific discourse.

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Community

Awareness of technological and scientific advances. Students will learn different types of information on graphene.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8168

Obsolescencia programada

Learner level

B2

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Description

In this unit students will listen to the explanation of what planned obsolescence is, as well as an ironic video on a new device. It contains a vocabulary exercses.

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Content

A description of the phenomenon of planned obsolescence.

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Communication

Vocabulary about appliances and technological devices.

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Cognition

Learners will: 1. understand why almost every technological device or household appliance lasts only for a certain period of time; 2. get familiary with the vocabulary related to the topic.

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Competences

Learners will be able to: identify household appliance and techonological devices vocabulary.

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Community

Awareness of a phenomenon that occurs in everydaylife.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8171

Formas poéticas: el soneto

Learner level

C1

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Description

Video about the formal structure of the most famous type of poem in Spanish poetry: the sonet. With examples.

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Content

Description of the structure of the classical sonet with examples of three different authors. 

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Communication

Vocabulary on Spanish poetry and Spanish metre. Literature vocabulary.

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Cognition

Learners will be able to understand how Spanish metre works in poetry.

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Competences

Learners will understand how the rythm of Spanish poetry works. 

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Community

Awareness and enjoyment of Spanish culture through poetry.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8337

¿Qué es la poesía?

Learner level

C1

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Description

An short interview to a Spanish poet who discusses the meaning of poetry for her.

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Content

The unit deals with some issues underlying the concept of poetry in general.

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Communication

Vocabulary to express abstract concepts related to poetry and what it implies.

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Cognition

Learners will develop the understanding of abstract and subjective discourse. Development of critical thinking too.

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Competences

Learners will learn to synthesize subjective discourse and establish relations between synonyms and related words and concepts.

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Community

Awareness of a fundamental part of Spanish culture and expression:poetry.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8334

Partes de la guitarra clásica

Learner level

C1

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Description

A very visual video showing the most important parts of a Spanish guitar.

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Content

A description of the parts of a Spanish guitar and the function of each part.

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Communication

Specific vocabulary of a subfield of music: parts of a guitar.

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Cognition

Learners will learn to identify parts of a specific instrument from a visual and functional point of view.

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Competences

Learners will get familiar with the parts of a Spanish guitar. Specially relevant to complement the knowledge of musicians.

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Community

Awareness of musical terms and a very important object of the Spanish culture: the classical guitar.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8335

Bécquer y la poesía

Learner level

C1

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Description

A video in which famous Spanish actors recite a popular Spanish poem by Bécquer.

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Content

Poetic reading containing classical vocabulary.

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Communication

Literary vocabulary. Syntax: the order of sentences. Subjunctive verbs.

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Cognition

Learners will learn how to enjoy the rythm of classical poetry. Mental ordering of sentence components.

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Competences

Learners will learn how to recite poetry. Abstract expression with specific vocabulary.

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Community

Awareness and enjoyment of poetry. Classical poetry as part of Spanish culture. Information about a fundamental figure of Spanish Literature: Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

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Go to the unit: https://clilstore.eu/cs/8333

 

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