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Module Code: SPA006
Module Title: Spanish Stage 6
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Modern Languages Center
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module is intended for students who have some previous knowledge of the Spanish language (B1- or equivalent) and it will progress in the study the Spanish language and culture. The module will broadly achieve an outcome at level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

• To consolidate and widen further the knowledge of the Spanish language, including grammar and lexis.

• To enhance communicative proficiency in Spanish, in both writing and oral (presentation and interaction).

• To develop further listening and reading skills.

• To broaden the knowledge of contemporary Spanish – speaking countries

• To develop intercultural awareness of Spain and Spanish speaking cultures.

All the Spanish modules have been developed taking into account the QAA benchmark statements for a full or minor component in a language. QAA benchmark statements relate to the language component comprising at least one-third of the study total, resulting in students at the end of the relevant degree programme being at level C1. These Spanish modules make up less than one third of study and so the realistic minimum that would be achieved for a student starting at a beginner level in year 1 is CEFR B2, though students with some initial knowledge would be at C1.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should:

A Demonstrate a sound knowledge of some aspects of contemporary Spain and Latin America.

B Can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters informal and more formal well enough to correspond regularly with a native speaker at level B1+.

C Write essays on various contemporary Spanish and Latin American issues, such as expressing and discussing views at level B1+.

D Enter into conversation and issues related to familiar and some unfamiliar topics at level B1+.

E Can make his/her opinions and reactions understood as regards solutions to problems or practical questions of where to go, what to do, how to organise an event (e.g. an outing).
Method of teaching and learning 
• Core teaching takes place through Spanish language and study skills workshops with an emphasis on student-to-student interaction and all student participation.

• In addition, there will be guided reading and directed study to enable students to prepare for and reinforce class input and develop autonomous learning strategies. Online resources will also be used to complement contact sessions and workshops whereby additional information and resources can be made available electronically and on-line discussions between students and tutors can be held.
• The development of the students’ language skills (reading, writing, listening, spoken production and interaction) will be integrated into a framework focussing on various aspects of contemporary Spain and Latin America (culture, politics, everyday life, gastronomy, social issues, etc).

• Course book materials will be supplemented with multimedia resources available online.

• There will be two one-hour seminars a week, which will be used to consolidate and develop grammatical and lexical knowledge as well as to practice oral, aural and writing skills.

1 Coursebook covers both levels 5+6. Second five units used here.

Unidad / Unit 6:

En esta unidad vamos a contar anécdotas personales/ In this unit we are going to tell personal stories, with particular emphasis on the use of past tenses.

Unidad / Unit 7:

En esta unidad vamos a simular situaciones en las que tenéis que pedir algo y a reflexionar sobre criterios para elegir entre diferentes niveles de formalidad/ In this unit we are going to simulate situations in which you have to ask for something and to reflect on the criteria to choose among different levels of formality.

Unidad 8/ Unit 8

En esta unidad vamos a imaginar cómo seremos dentro de unos años./ In this unit we will imagine how we will be in the future.

Unidad 9/Unit 9

En esta unidad vamos a contar chistes y a escribir la sinopsis de una película./ In this unit we are going to tell jokes and write the synopsis of a film.

Unidad 10/ Unit 10

En esta unidad vamos a hacer un concurso de poesía./ In this unit we are going to hold a poetry contest.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  52        83  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Writing Tasks 30.00
2 Writing 20.00
3 Listening 25.00
4 Speaking 25.00

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