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Module Code: SPA906
Module Title: Spanish Language ALA Stage 6
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 0.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Modern Languages Center
Pre-requisites: SPA905
This module aims to equip students linguistically and culturally to communicate successfully in Spanish, and help them to meet the requirements for CEFR B1+ equivalence.
Learning outcomes 
A take part in routine formal discussion of familiar subjects which is conducted in clearly articulated speech in a familiar dialect and which involves the exchange of factual information, receiving instructions or the discussion of the solutions to practical problems.

B follow much of what is said related to his/her field, provided interlocutors avoid very idiomatic usage and articulate clearly.

C read straightforward factual texts on subjects related to his/her field and interest with a satisfactory level of comprehension.

D write short, simple essays on topics of interest. Can summarize report and give his/her opinion about accumulated factual information on familiar routine and non-routine matters within his/her field with some confidence.

Method of teaching and learning 
Communicative language teaching involves a high level of interaction between teacher and students. Teaching and assessment will revolve around the setting and completion of specified language tasks.

This module includes 3 seminar hours for 12 weeks, plus 2 hours lectures in weeks 5 and another 2 in week 9. Students will have 60 hours of self-study to support their learnings.

In order to submit their coursework tasks, the students must attend at least 8 weeks of seminars hours out of the 12 total weeks.

The syllabus will develop the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Students will acquire a general knowledge of the grammar for the B1+ level, along with a socio cultural view of Spanish-speaking countries; they will also achieve receptive and productive skills in both oral and written language.

Content will typically include:

 Review and Introduction

 Lesson 7: Text messages. Communication strategies.

 Lesson 8: tourism. Relate events.

 Lesson 9: we have to talk. Write a script.

 Lesson 10: design an object and express how it works.

 Lesson 11: a better world. Take part in a new movement.

 Lesson 12: Mysteries and enigmas. How to write a blog about science.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 4  36        60  100 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Speaking Coursework 70.00
2 Writing Coursework 30.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/8/2019 2:44:59 AM