|Module Title||SPANISH LANGUAGE|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Gwynne Edwards|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Mr Roger Mills, Dr Rob Stone|
|Pre-Requisite||(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 Spanish.|
|Course delivery||Lecture||30 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||30 Hours|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours 2 x 2 hr papers||30%|
|Exam||2 Hours Oral interview (30%) The Oral Examination takes the form of a 20-minute interview with two members of staff (one of whom may be the external examiner). During this interview the candidate will be asked to: (a) read a passage in Spanish (given to the candidate some time prior to interview); (b) offer a brief presentation (4-5 minutes), in Spanish, on a selected topic (the candidate will be given notice of a number of topics to prepare for this presentation); (c) engage in a general conversation. The distribution of marks for the above parts of teh oral examination is as follows: (a) 25%; (b) 25%; (c) 50%||30%|
|Continuous assessment||Written assignments = 30%; Oral = 10%.||40%|
Written language skills, including translation from and into Spanish; linguistic registers, stylistic exercises, grammar revision; use of CALL. Acquisition of oral and aural skills in Spanish, conversation.
The module is intended to consolidate, develop and refine the linguistic ability of students after their intercalary year in both written and spoken language. A fortnightly class concentrates on the study and use of different types of linguistic concepts and registers, utilizing translation, free expression and expansion, while the weekly class consists of various types of written and spoken exercises, including essay, precis, comprehension, unseen translation, commentary and debate. The remaining cycles of the course-book prescribed at Level 2, ?A que no sabes ...?, will also be used, in class and independently by students in the Language Laboratory. The weekly conversation class consolidates and develops communicative skills building on their experiences during the year abroad. In this class students will be required to offer a presentation on a given topic in part fulfilment of the purposes of continuous assessment. Students are expected to participate actively in all classes and to use the CALL programme, cassettes and television facilities as requested.
24 weekly classes using prescribed material
12 fortnightly classes on prose translation and other assignments
24 weekly conversation classes
By the end of the module students will:
1) be able to recognise and understand a wide range of registers of written Spanish;
2) have acquired a knowledge of complex linguistic structures in Spanish;
3) have acquired Spanish vocabulary in a wide range of linguistic registers;
4) be able to communicate with confidence in Spanish both orally and in writing, with a degree of accuracy appropriate to degree standard;
5) be capable of translating to and from Spanish to a high standard.
Lourdes Miquel Lopez y Neus Sans Baulenas. (1989) ?A que no sabes ...? Curso de perfeccionamiento de espanol para extranjeros. 6th. Edelsa, Madrid