The UNIQ Spanish course offers an incredible insight into what it’s like to study Modern Languages at Oxford and aims to give a taste of how diverse a subject Hispanic Studies can be. Every year students find something new which interests them which they have never considered before and it’s difficult not to be inspired by the enthusiasm and knowledge of the professors.
Expect to discover literature topics ranging from modern drama to Latin American folk texts and Golden Age poetry, all under the guidance of experts in their fields. After a week of group and independent study you will be asked to discuss your ideas on a text in a tutorial environment, just as an undergraduate would. Most students are happy to find that this discussion is the highlight of their week!
The cultural content is accompanied by intensive grammar sessions each morning which aim to introduce new challenges as well as consolidating familiar issues.
If discussing your sers and estars whets your linguistic appetite, there is also the opportunity to sample the other Iberian languages that Oxford offers from scratch, such as Catalan or Portuguese. If you have always loved the Hispanic world and are interested in seeing first-hand how the study of its literature can be used to access its culture, people and history, then this is the course for you!