SPA2061 : Level C (HE Advanced) Spanish
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr Samuel Anaya-Guzman
- Lecturer: Professor Ian MacKenzie, Dr Gustavo Guajardo
- Other Staff: Ms Lucy Hill, Miss Noelia or Lia Cacheiro Quintas, Ms Maria Zubelzu de Brown
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
Semester 2 Credit Value:
In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
1. focus on further developing students' written communicative and oral/ aural competence in the
foreign language gained in Level B (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy and range; register and pronunciation);
2. prepare students for the future study of the language (written communicative and oral / aural skills);
3. 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. This includes students’ ability to use and understand authentic material and produce their own written and spoken output.
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|
|SPA2261||Level C (HE Advanced) Spanish - Exchange Semester 2|
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
|Oral Examination||15||2||M||20||Oral examination|
|Aural Examination||45||2||M||20||Listening test|
|Written Examination||105||2||M||10||In-class assessment|
|SPA2261||Level C (HE Advanced) Spanish - Exchange Semester 2||2||N/A|
|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
Listening, reading, writing, speaking and grammar have equal weighting in the assessment of this course.
- One 150 minute written examination in Semester 2 (40%). This assessment will test students’ ability to write or type in the target language. Students may be allowed to type their own answers provided that spell check / grammar check has been disabled.
- One oral examination in Semester 2 (20%). This assessment will test students’ ability to produce and present their own output orally and to discuss with a target language speaker directly and spontaneously.
- One listening test in Semester 2 (20%) - This listening exam will test the students’ ability to listen and understand authentic audio/video sources and to summarise information appropriately in written or oral form.
- One 105 minute exam in Semester 1 (10%) This assessment will test students’ ability to write or type in the target language. Students may be allowed to type their own answers provided that spell check / grammar check has been disabled.
- One in-class assessment in Semester 2 (10%) This assessment will test students’ ability to write or type in the target language. Students may be allowed to type their own answers provided that spell check / grammar check has been disabled.
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.