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LANG8012 - Spanish Business and Media

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Title:Spanish Business and Media
Long Title:Spanish Business and Media
Module Code:LANG8012
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Katie Power
Module Author: ANA CRUZGARCIA
Module Description: This module focuses on the consolidation of a B2-B2+ level of the language according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It includes translation and grammar exercises on topics of international business as well as focussing on the development of knowledge and appreciation of Twentieth and Twenty First Century Spanish Culture and Media.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Translate a range of texts in the areas of business, journalism, current affairs and literature from Spanish into English and English into Spanish.
LO2 Critically analyse and evaluate a variety of cultural and media manifestations from the Twentieth and the Twenty First century in Spain (film and media studies, visual art and short stories).
LO3 Research and examine specific aspects of contemporary business culture in Spain in an effective and appropriate manner in a specified academic assignment format.
LO4 Consolidate/reinforce knowledge of advanced grammatical elements through a range of complex contexts relevant to the professional environment, using reading and writing skills.
LO5 Communicate orally to a high level of competency, engaging in interactive; presentation; and interpretative activities relating to the international business world.
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.
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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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1.Translation/Writing Skills:
Applied advanced practice in the translation of varied texts (journalistic, current affairs, business and literary) from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
2.Cultural studies
Critically analyse and discuss key aspects of Spanish culture and media (film studies, short stories and visual art) in the Twentieth and Twenty First Century. Evaluation of these in their socio-historical/geo-political contexts. Identification and also application of suitable research methodologies to communicate the above in academic essay format.
3. Business Studies:
Examine and critically evaluate topics of contemporary business culture in Spain. Sample topics include: exports and imports, franchises and entrepreneurial mindset.
4. Grammar:
Substantial reinforcement and practical application of complex grammatical elements relevant to a B2/B2+ level of the target language (passive voice, relative clauses, consolidation of present/past subjunctive...).
5. Oral/Communication Skills:
Enable students to develop communication skills of a sufficient standard to: deliver effective oral presentations in a professional manner; participate in group/class discussions as required; converse individually or in a paired context to enhance fluency.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Cultural analysis project 2,3 30.0 Week 7
Other Written in-class test 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 12
Presentation Business presentation 1,3,4,5 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; translation; oral practice/presentation skills; culture and media 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Conversation classes, online review work 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; translation; oral practice/presentation skills; culture and media 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Conversation classes, online review work 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
  • 2009, Concise Oxford Spanish-English Dictionary, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 12365987422]
  • Jaime Corpas, Eva García, Agustín Garmendia, Carmen Soriano 2014, Aula Internacional 4. Nueva Edicion [ISBN: 8415620853]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Louise Haywood, Michael Thompson and Sandor Hervey 2009, Thinking Spanish Translation: A Course in Translation Method: Spanish to English [ISBN: 9780415481304]
  • Helena Buffery and Carlota Caulfield 2014, Barcelona: Visual Culture, Space and Power [ISBN: 1783160454]
  • Jaime Corpas, Eva García, Agustín Garmendia, Carmen Soriano 2015, Aula Internacional 5. Nueva Edicion [ISBN: 8415846800]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 7 Group Elective 1

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