#REQUEST.pageInfo.pagedescription#

Site Navigation

LANG6029 - Spanish Language and Society

banner1
Title:Spanish Language and Society
Long Title:Spanish Language and Society
Module Code:LANG6029
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: ANA CRUZGARCIA
Module Description: This module examines different cultural and societal aspects of Spain. This module also expands on the four main skills of language learning: writing, reading, speaking and listening. with a view to extend the student’s tools to communicate in everyday life. Vocabulary of houses, hotels, travelling, holidays, asking and giving directions will also be provided. Past tenses (present perfect and indefinite tense) will be introduced and also the present continuous.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Research and analyse cultural and societal aspects of Spain.
LO2 Listen and analyse elementary conversations in Spanish (housing, holidays, directions).
LO3 Speak about oneself and others in Spanish about the topics of housing, holidays and last jobs or holidays.
LO4 Write short paragraphs in Spanish in the present, the present perfect and the preterite tenses including texts on travelling, hotels, holidays and housing.
LO5 Examine and discuss authentic texts in Spanish on the topics of towns, cities and houses; directions, travelling, holidays and hotels in the past and present tenses.
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).
14081 LANG6029 Spanish Language and Society
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
Cultural Studies
Research cultural and societal aspects of Spain.
Listening Skills
Different audio materials (CDs, films, videos, podcasts...) on the topics of houses, cities, hotels, holidays and travelling.
Speaking Skills
Group and paired dramatic role-playing, including basic business transactions such as booking a room in a hotel; travelling by bus, train or plane. Basic sentences in the Present Perfect and the Preterite tenses like talking about what they have done recently, their last job and holidays.
Writing Skills
Writing short paragraphs in the present, the present perfect and the preterite tenses about oneself. Write about one's house, domestic chores and role plays in hotels, train/bus stations and airports.
Reading Skills
Reading elementary authentic texts in Spanish about housing, cities, travelling and hotels/holidays in the Spanish-speaking world.
Grammar
Areas of grammar covered for listening, speaking, writing and reading skills include: review of present tense (regular and irregular forms), the Present Perfect, the Preterite tense and the Present Continuous.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Cultural Project 1,5 30.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening Comprehension 2,4 10.0 Week 10
Oral Examination/Interview Group or individual Oral assessment 2,3 20.0 Week 12
Other Written Test 1,4,5 40.0 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 Language Lab 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reading and writing authentic Spanish texts and listening to the news or other relevant audio files 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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Language lab 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reading and writing authentic Spanish texts and listening to hte news or other relevant audio files 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 García, Agustín Garmendia/Carmen Soriano 2013, Aula Internacional 1: Curso de español, Difusion [ISBN: 8484432300]
  • 2015, Collins Spanish Dictionary, Harper Collins Publishers [ISBN: 0007382383]
  • Pilar Munoz, Mike Thacker 2006, A Spanish Learning Grammar, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 0340916877]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Cesar Chamorro et al 2012, Todas LAS Voces: Libro + CD + DVD, Difusion Centro de Investigacion y Publicaciones de Idiomas [ISBN: 9788484437222]
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 3 Group Elective 2
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 3 Group Elective 1
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 3 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 3 Elective
CR_BBADM_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 3 Elective
CR_OHCMA_7 Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management 3 Elective
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 3 Elective
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 3 Elective
CR_OHCMA_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Hospitality Management 3 Elective
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 3 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: 021-4326100     Fax: 021-4545343
Email: help@cit.edu.ie