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Spanish

Spanish is an extremely popular language for students to start learning at Uni. As a Spanish language student, you will be taught by tutors from all parts of the Spanish-speaking world, providing for a really interesting range of language learning and cultural experiences. The different accents may be hard to get used to at first, but tutors are generally helpful and accommodating. Until about level 3, tutors usually use both English and Spanish in class. Most students find first year Spanish to be fast-paced but accessible and enjoyable, with an emphasis on conversation and grammar practise through group activities. For this reason, learning Spanish at Uni, as with other languages, is a social experience and a great way to make new friends from all different study backgrounds, especially as you tend to be with the same class group two or three times a week. Each Spanish language subject generally involves several different assessment tasks, such as online grammar quizzes, group presentations, essays, in-class tests and exams. While this means that the workload is fairly constant, it also gives students multiple opportunities to produce their best work and continue practising what they have learnt. For students studying Spanish as part of a Diploma in Languages, a number of interesting cultural subjects are offered, such as Hispanic Cultural Studies, which largely focuses on film in the Hispanic world, and Rock, Pop & Resistance, which looks at cultural responses to socio-political events in Spain and Latin America.