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Aprendiendo con Carlos
Intermediate
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Throughout this series, Carlos explores different topics related to the history, culture, literature, and art of various parts of the Spanish-speaking world.

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Aprendiendo con Carlos - América precolombina - Mitos y leyendas Muiscas

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Carlos introduces us to the Muiscas, one of the most developed Pre-Columbian civilizations to inhabit the Cundiboyacense plateau in the central part of present day Colombia.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - América precolombina - El Dorado

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Carlos describes for us the fascinating enthronement ceremony that gave rise to to the legend of "El Dorado" ["The Golden One"], a nickname which referred to the cacique, or king, of Colombia's Muisca people.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - América precolombina - El mito de Bachué

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Carlos explains the different roles myths have played historically and tells us the Muisca myth of Bachué, which explains the origin of Man.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - América precolombina - El mito de Bochica

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Carlos closes his series on pre-Columbian America by sharing with us the myth of Bochica, a God thought to be responsible for several natural phenomena.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - El microrrelato - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

In the first part of this series, Carlos introduces us to the characteristics of flash fiction, a literary genre distinguished by its succinctness and ability to capture the reader from the first word to the last.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - El microrrelato - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Let's listen to a couple of examples of flash fiction stories to better understand what this literary genre is all about. Entitled "Destino" [Fate] and "Soñando despierta" [Daydreaming], both pieces received awards at prestigious international flash fiction contests.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - El microrrelato - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

After shedding some light on the flash fiction genre and providing us with some examples, Carlos finally reads us the piece with which he placed among the finalists at a prominent flash fiction contest in Barcelona. Can you understand any of the meaning behind it?

Aprendiendo con Carlos - El microrrelato - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

After reading us his flash fiction story, "Para siempre" [Forever], Carlos offers some insight into the historical backdrop, events, and characters that inspired him.

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