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LANG7011 - Applied Spanish

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Title:Applied Spanish
Long Title:Applied Spanish
Module Code:LANG7011
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: ANA CRUZGARCIA
Module Description: This module centres mainly on history and culture in the twentieth century in the Spanish-speaking world (for example Spain and the Southern cone in Latin America). This module also finishes with the A2 level of Spanish according to European framework of reference for languages (food and diets in the Hispanic world: subjunctive to express wishes, special uses of the gerund and the imperfect tense; unforgettable moments, biographies of key cultural icos in the Hispanic World: combining the preterite and the imperfect tenses). It also starts with the B1 level which includes (cultures and sport: Present subjunctive and expressions of opinion; happiness, philosophy and behaviour: subjunctive in time clauses and others)
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically examine Twentieth century history culture in Spain and the Southern cone of Latin America.
LO2 Listen and critically analyse intermediate conversations which include present subjunctive and the combination of preterite and imperfect tenses on different topics
LO3 Speak Spanish in intermediate contexts which include present subjunctive and the combination of preterite and imperfect tenses on different topics.
LO4 Write extended paragraphs, projects and letters (or emails) in Spanish which include present subjunctive and the combination of preterite and imperfect tenses on different topics.
LO5 Read and critically study authentic texts in Spanish regarding intermediate conversations which include present subjunctive and the combination of preterite and imperfect tenses on different topics.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Cultural Studies
Twentieth century history and culture in Spain and the Southern Cone of Latin America
Listening Skills
Group and paired dramatic role-playing; audio materials; film materials included in the intermediate levels of A2 and B1 (food and diets in the Hispanic world: subjunctive to express wishes, special uses of the gerund and the imperfect tense; unforgettable moments, biographies of key cultural icons in the Hispanic World: combining the preterite and the imperfect tenses). It also starts with the B1 level which includes (cultures and sport: Present subjunctive and expressions of opinion; happiness, philosophy and behaviour: subjunctive in time clauses and others).
Speaking Skills
Group and paired dramatic role-playing as required in the intermediate conversations included in A2 and B1 levels (food and diets in the Hispanic world: subjunctive to express wishes, special uses of the gerund and the imperfect tense; unforgettable moments, biographies of key cultural icons in the Hispanic World: combining the preterite and the imperfect tenses). It also starts with the B1 level which includes (cultures and sport: Present subjunctive and expressions of opinion; happiness, philosophy and behaviour: subjunctive in time clauses and others).
Writing Skills
Writing letters or reports regarding intermediate conversations included in A2 and B1 levels (food and diets in the Hispanic world: subjunctive to express wishes, special uses of the gerund and the imperfect tense; unforgettable moments, biographies of key cultural icons in the Hispanic World: combining the preterite and the imperfect tenses). It also starts with the B1 level which includes (cultures and sport: Present subjunctive and expressions of opinion; happiness, philosophy and behaviour: subjunctive in time clauses and others).
Reading Skills
Reading moderately complex authentic texts included in A2 and B1 levels (food and diets in the Hispanic world: subjunctive to express wishes, special uses of the gerund and the imperfect tense; unforgettable moments, biographies of key cultural icons in the Hispanic World: combining the preterite and the imperfect tenses). It also starts with the B1 level which includes (cultures and sport: Present subjunctive and expressions of opinion; happiness, philosophy and behaviour: subjunctive in time clauses and others).
Grammar
Area of grammar covered: subjunctive to express wishes, special uses of the gerund and the imperfect tense; combining the preterite and the imperfect tenses), Present subjunctive and expressions of opinion; subjunctive in time clauses.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Ongoing in-class assessments 1,4,5 40.0 Week 13
Project Cultural Project 1,4,5 30.0 Week 6
Oral Examination/Interview Group oral assessment 2,3 20.0 Week 11
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening comprehension 2,3 10.0 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Grammar, vocabulary and culture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Language Lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Oxford University Press 2009, Concise Oxfod Spanish-English Dictionary [ISBN: 12365987422]
  • Todas las voces: curso de cultura y civilizacion
  • EspaƱa: Manual de civilizacion
  • Argentina: Manual de civilizacion
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Collectif, Via Rapida: Libro + CD [ISBN: 978-84-8443-655-3]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

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