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Module Code: SPA309
Module Title: Spanish Stage 9 and 10
Module Level: Level 3
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 (B2- 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 deep knowledge of some cultural and artistic aspects of contemporary Spain and Latin America.

B Can follow extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signaled explicitly.

C Can understand in detail a wide range of lengthy, complex texts likely to be encountered in social, professional or academic life.

D Can easily follow and contribute to complex interactions between third parties in group discussion even on abstract, complex unfamiliar topics at a language level within the B2+ CEFRL band.

E Can express him/herself with clarity and precision in personal correspondence, using language flexibly and effectively, including emotional, allusive and joking usage 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 Para empezar /To start

Unidad 2/Unit 2 Recuerdos/Memories

Unidad 3/Unit 3 El futuro /The future

Unidad 4/Unit 4 Siento y pienso, luego existo/ I feel and think, therefore I am

Unidad 5/Unit 5 Donde fueres haz lo que vieres /When in Rome do as the Romans do

Unidad / Unit 6: Si yo fuera rico /If I were rich

Unidad / Unit 7: Sueña: porque enseñar la lengua no es signo siempre de mala educación /Dream: sticking your tongue out it is not always a sign of being impolite

Unidad 8/ Unit 8 Usos coloquiales del lenguaje /Coloquial uses of the language

Unidad 9/Unit 9 Se vive bien aquí / Enjoy your life here

Unidad 10/ Unit 10 Hablando se entiende la gente/ Let’s talk to each other

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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