Aims and Objectives:  

This session seeks to: 

  • Raise awareness of cultural diversity in Spain 
  • Consider the advantages and challenges of young people with dual heritage 
  • Reflect on the identity of others and one’s self 

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will have deeper understanding of Spanish cultural identity and how this is changing 
  • Students will have deeper understanding of the personal identity questions arising from immigration and increasing cultural diversity 
  • Students will have a more nuanced concept of ‘Spanish culture’  
  • Students will begin to consider how to communicate with others in a context marked by diversity 

Class Profile: 

This session was originally designed to be delivered face to face, however, due to the Covid 19 crisis, it was posted on an online learning platform at the end of the assessment period, as an optional activity. It was offered to students studying Spanish Language at three levels of competency, which correspond approximately to A1, A2 and B1 CEFR Languages. The extraordinary context and late timing may explain the low take-up of this optional activity (5 out of a possible 70 students). The five participants came from stage 1 (2) stage 2 (1) stage 3(1) and one was a former stage 2 student who piloted the materials.   

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