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LANG6033 - Working with Spanish

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Title:Working with Spanish
Long Title:Working with Spanish
Module Code:LANG6033
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 7 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: ANA CRUZGARCIA
Module Description: This module focuses broadly on the geography and culture of the Spanish speaking world (Spain and Latin America) through the Spanish language. This course also reviews and expands the key aspects of the A2+ Spanish level according to the European Framework of Reference for languages. This include topics such as technology, languages, health and housing/living amongst others and the review of all past tenses (present perfect, preterite and imperfect), present and future tenses.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Research in the target language different aspects of the geography and culture of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain and Latin America)
LO2 Listen and critically examine spoken Spanish to include past, present and future tenses and topics of housing/living, languages and health in A2 level
LO3 Speak Spanish to include past, present and future tenses in topics such as housing/living, languages, health, technology, cities, work, studies in A2+ level
LO4 Write paragraphs in Spanish to include past, present and future tenses in topics of housing/living, languages and health, holidays, work, life in the historical past in contrast to the present in A2 level.
LO5 Analyse and examine authentic texts to include past, present and future tenses in topics of housing/living, languages, health, historical past, work and holidays in A2 level.
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
Cultural Studies
The fundamentals of geography and culture in Spanish-speaking countries (Spain and Latin America) through the Spanish language
Listening Skills
Audio materials include films on culture and geography in the Spanish-speaking world (Spain and Latin America). It also includes listening material on the topics of housing/living, languages and health in A2+ level.
Speaking Skills
Group and individual oral work in the past, present and future on the topics of housing/living, languages, health, holidays, work, historical past and technology in A2+ level.
Writing skills
Writing longer paragraphs in the past, present and future on the topics of housing/living, languages, health, holidays, work, historical past and technology in A2+ level.
Reading Skills
Reading moderately complex authentic business texts in the past, present and future on the topics of housing/living, languages, health, holidays, work, historical past and technology in A2+ level.
Grammar
Aread of grammar covered for listening, speaking, writing and reading skills: review and expansion of the past tenses (present perfect, indefinite and imperfect tenses), the present and the future in a A2+ level. Also it includes the differences between POR and PARA
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Participation 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Every Week
Project Cultural Project (twice per semester) 1,4,5 20.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening Comprehension 2,3 10.0 Week 11
Oral Examination/Interview Group role-play 2,3 20.0 Week 10
Other Written tests (twice per semester) 4,5 30.0 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 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Language Lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Read newspaper articles, listen to the news or other audio files and set targets for speaking Spanish 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 Language lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Read newspaper articles, listen to the news or audio files and set targets for speaking Spanish 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
  • Ana Cristina Llompart, Haydn Kirnon, Bernadette Mohan; Michael Britton 2015, Oxford beginner's Spanish dictionary [ISBN: 0007382383]
  • Pilar Munoz, Mike Thacker 2013, A Spanish Learning Grammar [ISBN: 0340916877]
  • Jaime Corpas, Agustin Garmendia et al 2013, Aula Internacional 2. Nueva Edicion [ISBN: 8415640102]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • 2013, EspaƱa: Manual de civilizacion [ISBN: 978-84-7711-619-6]
  • 2013, Mexico: Manual de civilizacion [ISBN: 8477118108]
  • 2015, Todas las voces: curso de cultura y civilizacion [ISBN: 9783125269729]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • DVD- Film: 2006Volver
  • DVD-Film: 2004Diarios de Motocicleta
  • DVD-Film: 2014Ocho Apellidos Vascos
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 5 Elective
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 1 Elective
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 5 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 5 Elective
CR_BBADM_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 5 Elective
CR_BMKTG_7 Bachelor of Business in Marketing 5 Elective
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 5 Elective

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