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LANG7013 - Applied Spanish Studies

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Title:Applied Spanish Studies
Long Title:Applied Spanish Studies
Module Code:LANG7013
 
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: Katie Power
Module Author: ANA CRUZGARCIA
Module Description: This module centres mainly on the business culture of Spain. This module continues with the B1 level of Spanish according to the European framework of reference for languages. It centres on the topics of companies, marketing and topics to live/work in Spain (transport, banking, universities, work placements, cover letters). It includes the following topics and grammar aspects: imperative and review of present, past, future, conditional and subjunctive tenses through written exercises and translations in a B1 level.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Listen and analyse conversations on topics of companies, marketing and advertisements in Spain.
LO2 Speak and present in Spanish on the topic of Spanish companies setting up in Ireland (products/services, location, price, customers, employees and marketing.
LO3 Write cover letters and translate paragraphs on topics of living/working in Spain (transport, banking, universities, work placements).
LO4 Read and analyse authentic texts in Spanish on the topics of companies, marketing and advertisements in the Spain.
LO5 Research and write about companies and marketing strategies (particularly marketing campaigns and ads) 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 MTU 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
Research companies, marketing strategies and advertisements in Spain.
Listening Skills
Listen to media extracts on the topics of companies, marketing and advertisements.
Speaking skills
Presentation with questions on Spanish companies setting up in Ireland, factors to take into account (products/services, location, price, customers, employees and marketing strategies and advertisements).
Writing Skills
Writing advertisements, cover letters and translated paragraphs on the topics of living/working in Spain (transport, banking, universities, work placements).
Reading Skills
Reading fairly complex texts in Spanish included on B1 level of Spanish on the topics of companies, marketing and advertisements.
Grammar
Imperative tense (formal, informal, singular, plural, affirmative and negative) and review of present, past, future, conditional and subjunctive tenses in translations and compositions.
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 3,4,5 25.0 Week 8
Other Written in-class exam with grammar exercises, essay writing and translations 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 12
Oral Examination/Interview Oral presentation 1,2 25.0 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) Read newspaper articles, listen to the news or 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
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 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 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 2015, Concise Oxford Spanish-English Dictionary [ISBN: 2659875]
  • 2008, Aula International 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]
  • 2014, España: Manual de civilizacion, Edelsa [ISBN: 9788490818008]
  • 2009, Argentina: Manual de civilizacion [ISBN: B01F7XP61M]
  • 2010, Todas las voces: Curso de cultura y civilizacion [ISBN: 8484437221]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 2 Elective
CR_BBADM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business Administration 2 Elective
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 4 Group Elective 1
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 8 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 8 Elective

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