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Module Code: SPA207
Module Title: Spanish Stage 7 and 8
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: ACYR
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 B2- 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 
A Demonstrate a general knowledge of some economic aspects of contemporary Spain and Latin America.

B Can follow lectures and presentations in the student’s field, even if the organization and language are both complex.

C Can quickly scan through long and complex texts on topics of interest to locate relevant details.

D Can carry out an effective, fluent interview, departing spontaneously from prepared questions, following up and probing interesting replies at a language level within the B2- CEFRL band.

E Can write a paper developing their argument with appropriate highlighting of significant points and relevant supporting detail at a language level within the B2- CEFRL band...

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 the whole module.

Unidad 1/ Unit 1

En esta unidad nos vamos a convertir en la redacción de un medio de comunicación./ In this unit we are going to become journalists at an imaginary press centre.

Unidad 2/Unit 2

En esta unidad vamos a celebrar una asamblea./ In this unit we are going to organize an assembly in different possible contexts.

Unidad 3/Unit 3

En esta unidad vamos a decidir que compañeros podrían participar en un reality show/In this unit we are going to discuss which classmates could take part in a reality show.

Unidad 4/Unit 4

En esta unidad vamos a diseñar un lugar ideal para vivir./ In this unit we will design an ideal place to live.

Unidad 5/Unit 5

En esta unidad vamos a escribir un artículo sobre un lugar de nuestra ciudad que nos guste especialmente./ In this unit we are going to write an article about a place in our city we particularly like.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  104        183  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Writing Tasks 15.00
2 Listening 12.50
3 Speaking 12.50
4 Writing Tasks 15.00
5 Listening 12.50
6 Speaking 12.50
7 Writing 20.00

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