|| SP30130 |
|| SPANISH LANGUAGE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Jose M Goni Perez |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Miss Maria Porras Sanchez |
|| (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 Spanish. |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 2 hours per week |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 2 hours per week |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1x3 Hours written exam||30%|
|Semester Exam|| Oral Examination: The oral examination takes the form of a 20-minute interview with two members of staff (one of whom may be the external examiner, or who may join). During this interview the candidate will be asked: (a) to offer a brief presentation (maximum 5-7 minutes), in Spanish, on a selected topic and (b) to engage in a general conversation, arising in the first instance from the presentation itself. The topic will be drawn from one of 8-10 topics covered during the final-year oral classes. Only one topic will be provided per candidate. Candidates thus need to be prepared to discuss a wide range of topics.
The presentation topic will be provided to the candidate 20 minutes before the examination (exact arrangements will be on the notice-board well before the examination). Candidates are reminded that they are not allowed to read from a script; they may not bring extensive notes to the examination (notes will be collected at the end of the examination); they must not deliver a previously learnt speech. The presentation should lead into (and be constructed so as to lead into) a conversation and further discussion of the topic. A more general conversation will follow.||20%|
|Semester Assessment|| Eight written assignments (4 under exam conditions) 20%; Oral 10%; Listening comprehension 20%. ||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours 1 x 3-hour written examination (unless ONLY the oral component is failed, in which case the supplementary exam will be an oral examination).||100%|
By the end of the module, if you have made satisfactory progress, you will be able to:
- quantify your own improvement in Spanish vocabulary, grammatical knowledge and spoken language since before going abroad
- translate idiomatically into and out of Spanish, using factual or fictional texts
- translate selected unseen passages in class
- prepare passages for translation and discussion in class
- explain and justify your own choice and use of different linguistic registers
- demonstrate active command of stylistic levels of Spanish
- demonstrate competence in preparing effectively for essay-writing: structuring work, constructing logical argument and expressing ideas in the appropriate linguistic register
- apply language skills acquired in Spanish, and during the year abroad, with particular emphasis on achieving as native-like a pronunciation as possible
- express yourself with confidence using a rich and varied vocabulary
- apply orally the complex vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in written classes
- present independently prepared material in spoken or written Spanish
- analyse and discuss complex Spanish texts
- give detailed insight into Spanish cultural and political affairs
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.
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 ...? It will also be used a range of real radio listenings comprehensions in class and independently by students in the Language Laboratory. The weekly conversation class consolidates and develops communicative skills a range of different topics will be convered during the year . 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.
Eight pieces of written work will be required over the year, of which half will be completed in class: these will count for double the weighting of the exercises completed outside the classes. If assessed work is missing, the module marks (for this element of the assessment) will be reviewed at the end of the year. If you have a valid and documented reason for non-submission, the average of the CA will be calculated across the marks of work which was received. If there was no such reason, then a mark of zero will be entered and the average will be calculated across teh full raneg of required work.
** General Text
Lourdes Miquel Lopez y Neus Sans Baulenas (1989) ¿A que no sabes ...? Curso de perfeccionamiento de espanol para extranjeros
6th. Edelsa, Madrid
** Recommended Text
Del Moral, Rafael (2003) Manual práctico del español coloquial
Madrid: Editorial Verbum 8479622547
This module is at CQFW Level 6