SPAN20060 Spanish Language II b

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is designed for students who are progressing towards a higher-intermediate level of Spanish. It builds on the foundations provided in the level 1 Spanish language modules. It is a core module for students pursuing Spanish to degree level but it is also suitable as an elective for students of other subjects and disciplines. Its aim is to develop competent independent learners. This module will enable students a) to improve writing and oral communication, as well as reading & listening skills, emphasising socio-cultural aspects of the Hispanic world, and b) to develop and consolidate essential grammatical structures in order to progress to a high level of accuracy. An integrated approach to the learning of the language is adopted, requiring students to participate actively in class, and to work autonomously outside the classroom. At the end of this module students should have consolidated level B1 and should have made substantial progress towards reaching level B2 of the Common European Framework.

Candidates who have achieved at least a B grade or above in this module are deemed to have reached CEFR B2.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:- write coherent texts with a high degree of grammatical control and accuracy;- express their opinion orally and contribute to a discussion on a chosen topic;- organize and evaluate information and arguments;- recognize and employ a wide range of vocabulary drawn from authentic materials;- manage their own learning through the completion of autonomous learning activities and self assessment.

Indicative Module Content:

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group

24

Specified Learning Activities

46

Autonomous Student Learning

40

Total

110

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will be delivered through small group tutorials that will be covering all the different language aspects and practice the language related skills. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

Cannot be taken in conjunction with SPAN 20100.

Learning Recommendations:

Students should have completed the Spanish Language module SPAN 20080, or have an equivalent level of spoken and written Spanish (progressing towards Level B2 of the Common European Framework).
Students doing this module may consider developing their skills by taking as an elective SPAN 10090 Comunicacion Oral.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Pre-requisite:
SPAN10050 - Spanish Language I b, SPAN10140 - Intensive ab initio Spanish Ia, SPAN10150 - Intensive ab initio Spanish Ib

Co-requisite:
SPAN20080 - Spanish Language II a, SPAN20230 - Spanish ex ab-initio IIa

Incompatibles:
LANG10230 - Spanish Gen Purp 1, LANG10240 - Spanish Gen Purp 4, LANG10260 - Spanish Gen Purp 2, LANG20030 - Spanish Gen Purp 3, LANG20100 - Spanish Gen Purp 5, LANG20390 - Spanish General Purposes 3a, LANG20400 - Spanish General Purposes 3b, LANG20470 - Spanish General Purposes 4, SPAN20100 - Commercial Spanish for B.Comm

Additional Information:
Pre-requisites: EITHER SPAN 10050 (non-beginners) OR SPAN 10140 and SPAN 10150 (beginners) Co-requisite: SPAN20080 or SPAN20230


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Oral:
Recorded podcast during the trimester and final oral exam
Unspecified n/a Graded No

20

Continuous Assessment: Autonomous learning online tasks Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

5

Continuous Assessment: class test Week 9 n/a Graded No

25

Continuous Assessment: writing task Week 4 n/a Graded No

5

Examination: Written examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

45


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Ms Maria Del Mar Palomares Marin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Tara Plunkett Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Jeremy Squires Lecturer / Co-Lecturer