|Module Title||SPANISH LANGUAGE-WRITTEN (ADVANCED)|
|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.|
|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%|
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.
- 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.