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Discussing Art & Culture in Spanish - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you can learn how to confidently speak in Spanish about cultural and artistic topics. Whether you're struggling in class or need to get ready to take a test, these professionally-designed, self-paced lessons can help. As you work through the chapter, take the quiz after each lesson to ensure you're ready to move on. You can study at whatever time works best for you, 24 hours a day, on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. This chapter is designed to help you do the following:
- Understand Spanish culture, customs, terms and etiquette
- Describe the culture patterns of Central and South America as well as the Caribbean
- Discuss the culture and history of Mexico
- Explain why family names are important in Hispanic culture
- Identify some famous Spanish artists
- Use the correct Spanish vocabulary for music and visual art concepts
- Explore Cuban, Latin American and Mexican music and art
- Practice your Spanish with sample conversations and reading activities
1. Spanish Culture: Customs, Facts & Food
Spanish culture is rich in history with its unique customs and delicious food. This lesson highlights the country's popular traditions, provides some interesting trivia, ending with an overview of the most delicious foods from Spain.
2. Cultural Terms in Spain
Culture involves diverse vocabulary related to costumes, food, art, etc. Since Spain is a country with a very strong cultural identity, and in this lesson, we'll explore some of the common cultural terms used in Spain.
3. Cultural Etiquette in Spain
This lesson provides you with an overview of some practices that surround the Spanish culture so you can make the most of your visit - whether it is for pleasure, business, or any other purpose!
4. Cultural Patterns of the Caribbean, Central & South America
This lesson describes the cultural patterns of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. It will specifically highlight the influences of Europe, Africa, and the ancient tribes of the regions.
5. Importance of Family Names in Hispanic Culture
One of the cultural differences between Hispanic and other cultures is the way people carry their family names. This lesson explores the use of family names and the reason behind it in Hispanic countries.
6. Famous Spanish Artists
When we learn a language, we also learn about the culture that is attached to that language. This lesson identifies some famous Spanish artists and related vocabulary so you can speak about their works and styles.
7. Cuban Art: History & Artists
Bold. Colorful. Abstract. Realistic. Art of many mediums and styles, all with a tropical twist and created in the atmosphere of a vibrant island nation. In this lesson, we'll explore Cuban art and artists.
8. Latin American Art History
Latin America is a large region, filled with a diverse range of people. Nevertheless, there are some common themes that appear. In this lesson, we'll explore trends in Latin American art history and see what connects this region.
9. Mexican Music: Genres & Artists
Music is a major part of Mexican culture. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the major genres of Mexican music and see how they have defined Mexico in the past and today.
10. Spanish Vocabulary for Visual Art
It's wonderful that we have our eyes to enjoy visual art. So we can also talk about it, we need to learn the basic vocabulary that visual art involves. This lesson gives you the most essential visual art vocabulary in Spanish.
11. Spanish Music Vocabulary
In Spain and Latin America, specific styles of music (and dance) showcase the diversity of its cultures and are a great conversation starter. Let's learn about music vocabulary in Spanish.
12. Conversations About Art: Spanish Practice Activity
In this lesson, we are going to get a little cheeky and listen in on two college students discussing photography and sculptures. We're going to encounter some previously learned art vocabulary and learn how to discuss pieces of visual art.
13. Reading About Artists: Spanish Reading Activity
In this lesson, we are going to put our Spanish art-related vocabulary to the test by participating in a Spanish reading activity. While doing so, we'll explore the biographies of two fascinating artists from Latin America and Spain.
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Other chapters within the Spanish 102: Intermediate Spanish course
- Discussing Health & Safety in Spanish
- Discussing Daily Activities in Spanish
- Formal & Informal Spanish Imperatives
- Describing Future School Plans in Spanish
- Giving & Asking for Advice in Spanish
- Discussing Politics & Government in Spanish
- Discussing Work & Employment in Spanish
- Discussing Social Life & Relationships in Spanish
- Discussing Nature & the Environment in Spanish
- Discussing City Life in Spanish
- Visiting a Restaurant in Spanish
- Shopping & Negotiating Price in Spanish
- Clothing Vocabulary in Spanish
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