Module Identifier SP10120  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Rob Stone  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Rob Stone, Enrique Perez  
Pre-Requisite A level or equivalent.  
Co-Requisite SP10210  
Mutually Exclusive SP10740  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   44 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   8 Hours  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours Written exam.   60%  
  Continuous assessment   Regular assignments and tests   40%  

Brief description
Written Language Skills - including translation (into and out of the target language), linguistic registers, comprehension and composition.

The course aims to develop students' accuracy in the comprehension and use of the written language. The course consists of a series of topics devised to foster skills in:

the comprehension of written Spanish, including accurate interpretation of sentence structure; the revision of Spanish grammar and syntax; the expansion of vocabulary; the recognition and use of different linguistic registers; writing with confidence and accuracy in Spanish; and translation into and from Spanish.

Students are required to undertake CALL exercises as part of the revision of Spanish grammar and syntax.

Contact hours: There are two classes: a general language class, held weekly on Tuesdays at 9.00 am; and a translation class, held fortnightly at 2.10 pm.

Submission of work: Students are required to submit a piece of written work for each Friday class. They are also asked to prepare work for the Tuesday class and to undertake occasional written assignments and tests.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will:

1) be able to recognise and understand different registers of written Spanish;
2) be proficient in basic Spanish grammar and syntax;
3) have acquired a range of more complex linguistic structures;
4) be capable of translating from and to Spanish at a standard appropriate to Level 1;
5) be able to communicate in written Spanish at a standard appropriate to Level 1
6) be capable of producing summaries of material written in Spanish

Reading Lists
** Reference Text
J Butt and C Benjamin. A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish. Edward Arnold
J de Bruyne. A Comprehensive Spanish Grammar. Blackwell
The Oxford Spanish Grammar.
The Oxford Spanish Dictionary or Collins Spanish Dictionary.
Pasaporte al Mundo Hispano. Sheffield University Press