Module Identifier SP10120  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Rob Stone  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Mr Agustin De Burgos Lopez  
Pre-Requisite A level or equivalent.  
Co-Requisite SP10210  
Mutually Exclusive SP10740, SP11420, SP11520  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   44 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   8 Hours  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Regular assignments and tests   40%  
  Exam   3 Hours Written exam.   60%  

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, if you have made satisfactory progress, you will be able to:

- identify an increase in your own skills in independent language study since A level
- describe and demonstrate the improvement in your linguistic knowledge and skills since A level
- demonstrate your interest in and understanding of the Spanish language as a subject of study
- display proficiency in basic Spanish grammar and syntax
- translate selected passages from and into Spanish
- point out different registers of written Spanish
- use a range of linguistic structures
- communicate in written Spanish at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- produce summaries of material written in Spanish
- use a relatively extensive Spanish vocabulary
- give your own insights into key aspects of Spanish society
- make both supervised and independent use of the facilities available in the department: video, language laboratory, satellite television

Language modules have, as an integral part of their structure, regular homework assignments and class tests as well as end of year examinations. All assessment is designed to measure your progress against learning outcomes at the appropriate level.

Reading Lists

** Reference Text
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
Esther Santamaria Iglesias. (2001) Spanish Grammar Workbook. Blackwells