Module Identifier SP19930  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert G Havard  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Mrs Esther Santamaria-Iglesias  
Pre-Requisite A-level or equivalent in the language  
Mutually Exclusive SP10740, SP11420 and SP11520 are incompatible  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   77 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam Oral examination One X 20 minute exam30%
Semester Exam3 Hours Written exam  30%
Semester Assessment Assignments and active contribution Regular work assignments - 30% Attendance, active contribution and performance in small groups - 10%40%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- identify an increase in their own skills in independent language study since A level
- demonstrate the improvement in their linguistic knowledge and skills since A level
- display proficiency in Spanish grammar and syntax at the appropriate level
- translate selected passages from and into Spanish
- iddentify registers of written Spanish
- use a range of linguistic structures
- communicate in written and oral Spanish at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- produce summaries of material written in Spanish
- use a relatively extensive Spanish vocabulary
- give their own insights into key aspects of Spanish society
- participate in debate at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- respond with clear understanding of spoken Spanish
- demonstrate familiarity and confidence in the spoken application of Spanish grammar
- select media articles, audio and video tapes for discussion in class
- perform role plays in Spanish
- make indivixual presentations in Spanish
- demonstrate an improvement in fluency and accuracy in pronunciation since entry
- make both supervised and independent use of the facilities available in the Language Resource Centre (video, audio tapes, CALL, satellite television)

Brief description

This is a thin module with 3 hours per week and one hour per fortnight extending over Semesters 1 and 2. Students will do a range of listening/writing/oral exercises. All classes will be devoted to the integrated study of the Spanish language in its cultural context. Exercises will be set regularly. Marks for these - and for occasional tests in class - will constitute the CA mark for the course.

Reading Lists

** Reference Text
de Bruyne, J A Comprehensive Grammar Blackwell
The Oxford Spanish Grammar
The Oxford Spanish Dictionary
** Should Be Purchased
Pasaporte al Mundo Hispano Sheffield University Press
Santamaria Iglesias, Esther (2001) Spanish Grammar Workbook Blackwells


This module is at CQFW Level 4