LANG20470 Spanish General Purposes 4

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is designed for students who already have an intermediate level of Spanish. The aim is to develop communicative competence in a wide range of situations including more specialized topics. The course will focus on a broad range of contemporary themes and issues. Emphasis will be placed on communication and comprehension skills as well as written communication, vocabulary building and grammar review. Themes will be introduced to develop an understanding of the culture and society of contemporary Spain. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.


For more information about Applied Language Centre modules see https://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/glm/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• express an opinion or ambition and give brief oral explanations for these in the target language;
find information on a topic and present it in the form of a short oral presentation (spoken production)
• intervene in a conversation and exchange information on familiar topics (spoken interaction)
• understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters and understand the
main points of short, clear listening texts which deal with cultural themes or topics of personal interest (listening)
• understand written texts using fairly high frequency, everyday or university-related language (reading)
• write simple, connected texts on familiar topics or topics of personal interest (writing)
• show progress in developing an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture


Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level B1.1/ B1.2 of the Common European Framework.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group

24

Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module involves an interactive small group class using pair work and task-based activities. Students prepare short presentations and short writing assignments.
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Leaving Certificate or approved equivalents to CEFR A2.2.

Learning Exclusions:

Students taking Spanish major or minor in BA, BA International or BComm International.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
LANG10240 - Spanish Gen Purp 4, SPAN10010 - Spanish Language I a, SPAN10020 - Span Language I a (Beginners), SPAN10050 - Spanish Language I b, SPAN10060 - Span Language I b (Beginners), SPAN10090 - Comunicacion Oral, SPAN10140 - Intensive ab initio Spanish Ia, SPAN10150 - Intensive ab initio Spanish Ib, SPAN20060 - Spanish Language II b, SPAN20080 - Spanish Language II a, SPAN20100 - Commercial Spanish for B.Comm, SPAN20230 - Spanish ex ab-initio IIa, SPAN30010 - Spanish Language III a, SPAN30020 - Spanish Language III b


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No

25

Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No

10

Attendance: Attendance and Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No

15

Examination: Written Examination Week 12 No Graded No

40


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive feedback individually on the midterm exam. Feedback can be sought on the other components, post-assessment

Name Role
Ms Mercedes Camara Marin Tutor
Dr Maria Ramirez De Arellano Tutor