2023-2024 / LMOD0003-1

Practicing Spanish argumentation


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS) (Digital media education)5 crédits 


Ernesto Wong García


Eudoxoula Voidanidis

Language(s) of instruction

Spanish language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Training in argumentation, both written and oral: development of a coherent thread, focused on a methodical structuring of ideas/arguments and the use of logical links. Also, training in critical analysis of others' arguments.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

- Ability to understand, analyze and discuss texts written in Spanish on major current affairs and social issues.
- Ability to identify issues and implications of the subjects covered.
- Ability to articulate thought using a range of (para)linguistic means.
- Ability to construct logically sound arguments.
- Ability to identify and avoid logical fallacies.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of the Spanish language.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Oral and written expression based exercises.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

Peters, K. J., The Argument Handbook, Ontario, Broadview Press, 2019.

Toulmin, Stephen, Los usos de la argumentación, Barcelona, Ediciones Península, 2007.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Performance in class, including texts written during the semester and critical analyses: 50% of the final grade

Oral final exam: 50% of the final grade

The evaluation will focus on the successful construction of arguments and the correct and effective use of (para)linguistic means.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Ernesto Wong García: ewong@uliege.be 

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