Study Abroad and Exchanges

Modules

Modules

SPA2161 : Level C (HE Advanced) Spanish - Exchange Semester 1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
* focus on further developing the students' written communicative and oral / aural competence in the foreign language gained in SPA1071
* prepare students for the future study of the language
* facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken media.

Teaching in weekly 2 hour language classes will focus on communication while weekly one-hour grammar lectures will focus on the formal structures of the language. All four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking are fully integrated in the language classes and will be assessed.

Outline Of Syllabus

Communication: development of spoken and written communicative competence by study of the following thematic programme dealing with a range of aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture and contemporary society:
1.       El mundo hispano
2.       La sociedad
3.       Literatura
4.       La educación
5.       Los jóvenes
* further study and practice of a wide-ranging coverage of the grammar system of modern Spanish including the noun, adjectives, adverbs, articles, the major tenses, the indicative and subjunctive moods; and
* further systematic development of lexis in a wide range of contemporary themes and settings.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching112:0022:00Language Classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study167:0067:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
SPA2061Level C (HE Advanced) Spanish
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Teaching in the language classes will focus on communication while the grammar lectures will focus on the formal structures of the language. All four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking are fully integrated in the language classes and will be assessed.
Independent learning and learner autonomy are further developed through the means of portfolio tasks, pair and group work and self-study at home and in the Language Resource Centre. Particular initiative is expected from students at this level, e.g. course participants will be asked to contribute their own materials to the classes.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M50Continuous assessment
Prof skill assessmnt1M50Continuous assessment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

(100%): a portfolio of two written pieces of coursework, in Semester one.

Rationale:
Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the semester in the four skills and grammar, providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning

Reading Lists

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