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LANG6030 - Spanish Language and Culture

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Title:Spanish Language and Culture
Long Title:Spanish Language and Culture
Module Code:LANG6030
 
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 introduces the student to cultural and societal aspects of Latin America. This module also deepens into the past tenses (preterite and imperfect tenses). It also centres on more common vocabulary, such as health and conversations at doctors. The simple future is also introduced.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Research cultural and societal aspects of Latin America (North, Central and South America).
LO2 Speak about oneself and others in Spanish in the present tense, the future tense and the past tenses (preterite and imperfect).
LO3 Write short paragraphs in Spanish in the present, the future and past tenses (health, childhood, biographies, life in the future).
LO4 Listen and analyse vocabulary related to doctors, biographies and life in the future.
LO5 Examine and discuss authentic texts in Spanish on the topics of health, jobs and biographies, life in the past (historical moments) and the future.
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).
14082 LANG6030 Spanish Language and Culture
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
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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
The study of cultural and societal aspects in Latin America (North, South and Central America).
Listening Skills
Audio material (CDs, videos, films, podcasts...) on the topics of doctors and health, biographies, past tenses and future plans (simple future).
Speaking Skills
Group and paired dramatic role-playing, including speaking about someone's biography, their past jobs and holidays, their holidays and their future plans as well as oral material covered in previous modules.
Writing Skills
Writing sentences and short paragraphs in the present, the future and the past tenses (preterite and imperfect) on the topics of health, past jobs, childhood and life in the future.
Reading Skills
Reading moderately complex authentic texts in Spanish, namely biographies, about life in the past (one's life or historical moments) and the future.
Grammar
Areas of grammar covered for listening, speaking, writing and reading skills include: revision of present tense (regular and irregular forms); the past tenses (indefinite and imperfect) and the simple future.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Cultural Project 1 25.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening test 4 10.0 Week 10
Oral Examination/Interview Group or individual oral assessment 2,4 25.0 Week 11
Other Written in-class exam 2,3,4,5 40.0 Week 12
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 authentic texts and listening to the news or other 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 authentic texts and listening to the news or other 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 [ISBN: 8484432300]
  • Harper Collins Publishers HarperCollins 2015, Collins Spanish Dictionary., 3rd Ed. [ISBN: 0007382383]
  • Pilar Munoz, Mike Thacker 2012, A Spanish Learning Grammar [ISBN: 0340916877]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Cesar Chamorro et al 2010, 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

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