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LANG7011 - Applied Spanish

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Title:Applied Spanish
Long Title:Applied Spanish
Module Code:LANG7011
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: ANA CRUZGARCIA
Module Description: This module centres mainly on history pf Spain in the Twentieth and Twenty First Century. This module also centres on the B1 level of Spanish according to European framework of reference for languages: present and past subjunctive to express opinions and judgements and hypothetical conditions, combination of past tenses including the pluperfect tense and the direct and indirect pronouns in the topics of tourism and customer service.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically examine historical events in the Twentieth and Twenty First Century in Spain.
LO2 Listen and critically analyse intermediate conversations which include subjunctive (past and present) and combination of past tenses on the topics of tourism and customer service.
LO3 Speak in the scenario of a job interview for the tourism industry.
LO4 Write extended paragraphs, film synopsis and personal opinions in Spanish which include present and past subjunctive and the combination of past tenses.
LO5 Read and critically study authentic texts in Spanish regarding the topics of tourism, customer service, film synopsis and certain historical events in Spain.
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).
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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Cultural Studies
Twentieth and Twenty First century history in Spain
Listening Skills
Group and paired dramatic role-playing; audio materials; film materials included in the intermediate levels B1 in the topics of tourism and customer service
Speaking Skills
Job interview with presentation for the tourism industry, also with reference to customer services.
Writing Skills
Writing film synopses, essays and personal opinions on the topics of tourism and customer service
Reading Skills
Reading moderately complex authentic texts included in B1 levels on the topics of history and culture in Spain and some Latin American countries, tourism, customer service and film synopses
Grammar
Area of grammar covered: present and past subjunctive to express personal opinions, judgements and conditions, review of the conditional tense, combination of past tenses with the addition of the pluscuamperfect tense and direct and indirect pronouns.
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
Oral Examination/Interview Group oral assessment 2,3 20.0 Week 8
Project Cultural Project 1,4,5 30.0 Week 12
Other In-class written exam 1,4,5 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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Language Lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Conversation practice, online review work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Grammar, vocabulary, culture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Language lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Read newspaper articles, listen to the news and other audio files and set targets for speaking Spanish 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Oxford University Press 2009, Concise Oxfod Spanish-English Dictionary [ISBN: 12365987422]
  • 2014, Aula Internacional 3. Nueva Edicion [ISBN: 8415640110]
  • Pilar Muñoz, Mike Thacker 2012, A Spanish Learning Grammar, 3rd Ed. [ISBN: 1444157337]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Collectif 2011, Via Rapida: Libro + CD [ISBN: 9788484436553]
  • 2010, Todas las voces: curso de cultura y civilizacion [ISBN: 8484437221]
  • 2014, España: Manual de civilizacion [ISBN: 9788490818008]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: Latin American Travel Association
  • DVD: 2006El laberinto del fauno
  • DVD: 2003El lapiz del carpintero
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 1 Elective
CR_BBADM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business Administration 1 Elective
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 3 Group Elective 1
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 7 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 7 Elective

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