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LANG6006 - Basic Spanish

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Title:Basic Spanish
Long Title:Basic Spanish
Module Code:LANG6006
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: ANA CRUZGARCIA
Module Description: This module introduces the student to the geography of Latin America. It also widens the student's repertoire of basic Spanish vocabulary and enhances the student's ability to speak Spanish on topics such as food, clothes, present habits and future plans.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Research and critically examine different aspects of Latin America geography.
LO2 Listen and examine basic Spanish conversations on food, clothes, the present and future tenses.
LO3 Speak at a basic level about everyday situations, food and clothes in Spanish and the immediate future
LO4 Write short, basic texts in Spanish about one's daily routine, about one's future plans and about food and clothes
LO5 Read short, basic texts in Spanish about food habits, fashion,and people's daily lives and future plans.
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).
No recommendations listed
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.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Latin American geography
A brief outline of Latin American geography, North, Central and South America.
Listening Skills
Computer labs with different types of audio files (CDs, videos, films, podcasts...) on the topics of food, clothes, present daily routines, hours, and future plans.
Writing skills
Writing short texts about a normal day in one's life, people's habits in one's country, food habits, clothes shopping habits and future plans.
Speaking skills
Individual conversations about oneself, daily routines, food habits, clothes and future plans.
Reading skills
Reading short paragraphs in Spanish about people's daily routines, food habits and clothes
Grammar
Areas of grammar covered for the above skills include: simple present, regular, reflexive and irregular verbs and intentional future.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Cultural/History Studies 1 20.0 Week 6
Other Listening test 2 10.0 Week 10
Other In-class written assessment 1,2,3,5 50.0 Week 12
Oral Examination/Interview Oral exam 2,3 20.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab computer/language Lab 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Listening to TV or any other audio files, reading Spanish texts paying special attention to vocabulary and grammar structure 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Grammar, vocabulary and culture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab computer/language lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Listening to TV or any other audio files, reading Spanish texts paying special attention to vocabulary and grammar structure 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Jaime Corpas, Eva Garcia, Agustin Garmendi/Carmen Soriano 2013, Aula Internacional 1: Curso de espaƱol, Difusion [ISBN: 84 84432300]
  • Harper Collins Publishers HarperCollins, 2015, Collins Spanish Dictionary., 3rd Ed. [ISBN: 0007382383]
  • Pilar Munoz, Mike Thacker, 2012, A Spanish Learning Grammar [ISBN: 0340916877]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 2 Elective
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 2 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 2 Group Elective 1
CR_BBADM_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 2 Elective
CR_OHCMA_7 Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management 2 Elective
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 2 Group Elective 1
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 2 Elective
CR_OHCMA_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Hospitality Management 2 Elective
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 2 Group Elective 1

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