Full Title Spanish Year 4 Semester 2

Short Title Spanish 4.2

Code LANG08012
Level 08
Credit 05

Author Kelly-Lahon, Clare
Department Marketing, Tourism & Sport

Subject Area Foreign Language
Attendence 75%
Fee

Description
This subject aims to build on the years of previous language studies and to equip the student with the linguistic skills to communicate competently in the target language and to develop the student's understanding of and sensitivity to social, cultural and economic issues relevant to the countries of the target languages. It also aims to develop the student's capacity to carry out personal research in the target language.

Indicative Syllabus
Listening: Can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. Can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. Can understand a lot of film dialogue if in standard dialect.

Reading:Can read articles & reports concerned with contemporary problems in which writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. Can understand contemporary literary prose.

Spoken interaction: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible. Can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining views.

Spoken production: Can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to the student's field of interest. Can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Writing: Can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to his/her interests/field of specialisation. Can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. Can write letters highlighting their personal experiences in their field of interest.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Perform confidently at Level B2 within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines) and those who have spent a semester/year abroad in the country where the target language is spoken will be working towards Level C1

  2. understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussion in his/her field of specialisation

  3. produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issues giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options

  4. interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity (higher in those who have lived in a country in which the target language is spoken) which makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party

  5. understand and appreciate various historical, political and social issues relevant to the main country in which the target language is spoken and start to acquire an awareness of other countries across the globe where the target language is spoken

  6. self-correct when speaking/writing in the target language

  7. Carry out personal research in the target language using appropriate resources.


Assessment Strategies
Linguistic ability will be assessed in:
  • Oral interviews
  • Oral presentations
  • Written letters
  • Translations
  • Essay writing

  • Assessment Facilitites
  • Language laboratory with dvd and video viewing facilities.
  • Flat classroom with PowerPoint facilities
  • Flat classroom with Internet connexion.

  • Module Dependencies
    Pre Requisite Modules
    ;
    Co Requisite Modules
    None
    Incompatible Modules
    None

    Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
    Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

    Coursework Assessment Breakdown

    Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
    Continuous Assessment Oral assessments 1,4,5,6 50 OnGoing
    Continuous Assessment Wrtitten assessments 1,2,3,5,6,7 50 OnGoing


    End Exam Assessment Breakdown

    Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


    Distance Learning Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Part Time Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Full Time Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
    Lecture Language Laboratory Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
    Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
    Independent Learning UNKNOWN assignments/self-study/research 4 Weekly 4.00

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

    Online Learning Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Resources
    Book Resources
    Kattan-Ibarra, J. and Connell, T. (1996)Working with Spanish, Level 2, , Stanley Thornes, U.K.

    Schmitt, C. (2008) Schaum's Outline of Spanish Grammar, 5ed (Schaum's Outline Series), McGraw-Hill, U.S.A.

    (Or any other textbook considered appropriate to this level)
    Other Resources
    Spanish dictionary

    articles (provided by lecturer) from newspapers, journals, magazines dealing with relevant historical, cultural, political, economical and social issues

    films dealing with the above issues

    Back-up texts and a range of specialized dictionaries available in the library.

    Subscription to the newspapers El Pais and La Vanguardia, and to the news magazines Cambio 16 and Economia
    Url Resources
    https://www.duolingo.com/

    http://relanpro.net/
    Additional Info

    ISBN BookList

    Book Cover Book Details
    2012 Prisma nivel B2 cwiczenia Nowela
    ISBN-10 8495986507 ISBN-13 9788495986504
    Cristina Lopez Moreno 2014 Espana Contemporanea 2014: Historia - Sociedad - Economia (Spanish Edition) Sociedad General Espanola de Libreria
    ISBN-10 8497786114 ISBN-13 9788497786119