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Modules

SPA4102 : Intermediate Catalan - Part 1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aim of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will focus on consolidating students’ competence in Catalan. It will reinforce students’ grammatical and lexical knowledge of the language and contribute to students’ broad-based knowledge of aspects of the history, politics, society and culture of Catalan speaking territories, focusing on contemporary issues in the region. The module also aims to prepare students for more specialist study in Hispanic Studies.

This module is for Exchange students studying at Newcastle University for Semester 1 only.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module is designed as an enhancement to the knowledge of the language and culture of Catalan-speaking parts of Spain. It will also provide an introduction to contemporary Catalan culture through real texts and visual material. On the linguistic side, there will be text comprehension, Catalan grammar, composition, general oral work, oral role-plays, and listening exercises.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching221:0022:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study178:0078:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
SPA4002Intermediate Catalan
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

As this is mainly a language course it is more classroom-based than the other optional (content) modules offered in the School, hence the higher number of contact hours. The teaching will be split into two main parts: A) Reading and writing skills: i.e. grammar, and text comprehension B) Oral and listening skills, which will focus on the students' active use of the spoken language in understanding and speaking Catalan.

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN CATALAN.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination201M4020 mins Oral examination
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M603 pieces in Portfolio
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The oral examination is an integrated test of the oral skills practised in the oral part of the course (covering cultural issues studied in class and discussion about aspects of the students' academic and social life).

Resit: 750 word essay counting 100%. There is no oral resit examination.

Reading Lists

Timetable