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Spanish A Level Study Day (Year 12): El Futuro Perfecto

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 10:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
North West
HOME, Manchester

This study morning will include a screening of the film El Futuro Perfecto. The film will be introduced in Spanish, key vocabulary and contextual information will be provided. The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of Spanish exercises based on the film, including character studies, film genre analysis and discussion of the main themes (family, relationships, migration, language learning and multilingualism).

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University.


A young Chinese woman (Xiaobin) arrives in Buenos Aires and reunites with her family. Wanting to gain some independence, she begins to learn Spanish, secretly working in a shop to earn money to pay for lessons. As her Spanish improves, she starts a relationship with one of the customers, Vijay. When she learns how the “perfect future tense” works in Spanish, she starts to wonder what her future might be like and what would happen if she were to tell her parents about Vijay.

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