SPA2061 : Level C (HE Advanced) Spanish
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Mr Samuel Anaya-Guzman
- Other Staff: Ms Maria Zubelzu de Brown, Ms Lucy Hill, Ms Angela Uribe de Kellett, Dr Gustavo Guajardo
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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 SPA 171
- 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 during their intercalary year.
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. Themes addressed in the language classes include: the Hispanic world, youth issues, education, the environment, health and transport.
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
4. La educacion
5. Los jovenes
6. El medio ambiente
7. El mundo del trabajo
8. El ocio y la cultura
9. La salud
10. La vivienda y el transporte
- 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.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||44||1:00||44:00||Language Classes|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||134:00||134:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|SPA2161||Level C (HE Advanced) Spanish - Exchange Semester 1|
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.
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||105||2||M||20||In-class assessment in each Semester. The best mark will count towards the final module mark.|
|Written exercise||1||M||Formative tasks prior to in-class assessment.|
|Written exercise||2||M||Formative tasks prior to in-class assessment.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
- One 150 minute examination on reading, writing and grammar in Semester 2 (40%)
- One oral Examination in Semester 2 (20%)
- One listening test in Semester 2 (20%)
- In-class assessments of portfolio tasks. There will be an in-class assessment in each Semester and only the best mark will count towards the module mark (20%)
Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the year in the four skills and grammar providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning.
The formal examination provides summative information to staff and students on students' achievements in the module.
Resit as written examination i.e. 150 minutes assessing reading, writing and grammar