SPA4002 : Intermediate Catalan
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jorge Catala-Carrasco
- Other Staff: Miss Neus Colomer Collell
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
Semester 2 Credit Value:
In consonance with the overall aim of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will focus on consolidating students’ competence in Catalan (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy and range; register and pronunciation). 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.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module is designed as an enhancement to the knowledge of the language and culture of Catalan-speaking parts of Spain acquired in the module SPA2021 ‘Introduction to Catalan’. 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.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||44||1:00||44:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||156:00||156:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|SPA4102||Intermediate Catalan - Part 1|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||40||Test students’ ability to write or type in TL. Students may be allowed to type own answers provided spell/grammar check is disabled|
|Oral Examination||20||2||M||20||Test students’ ability to produce & present their own output orally & to discuss with TL speaker directly & spontaneously. Week 12.|
|Aural Examination||45||2||M||20||Test students’ ability to listen & understand authentic audio/video sources & to respond appropriately in written/oral form. Wk 11.|
|Portfolio||2||M||20||One in-class assessment in each Semester. * Continued in Rationale below.|
|Written exercise||1||M||Formative task prior to in-class assessment.|
|Written exercise||2||M||Formative task prior to in-class assessment.|
|Oral Presentation||1||M||Formative task in preparation for the final oral examination|
|Oral Presentation||2||M||Formative task in preparation for the final oral examination|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
One 120 minute written examination in Semester 2 (40%) on Reading/Writing/Grammar
One oral examination in Semester 2 (20%).
One listening test in Semester 2 (20%)
In-class assessments of portfolio tasks (20%). There will be an in-class assessment in each Semester and only the best mark will count towards the module mark.
* (Continued from above) The best mark will count towards the final module mark.
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.