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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- understand the main points of the storyline when watching selected Spanish TV series and travel programmes;
- display a high degree of grammatical control and accuracy in the use of past and subjunctive tenses in Spanish when writing stories & reporting dialogues in the past;
- demonstrate an understanding of the information conveyed in written texts in Spanish about news and current affairs;
- communicate with reasonable accuracy in pair and group discussions when expressing opinions and describing feelings and emotional reactions in Spanish;
- recognize and employ a wide range of Spanish vocabulary drawn from authentic materials and communicative situations in and outside the classroom;
- manage and reflect about their own learning through the completion of specified learning activities and self-assessment.
This module is divided in four units which integrate audio-visual, grammar, oral, written and socio-cultural elements of the Spanish language. Each one of them deals with a topic and a language aspect in Spanish.
The first unit deals with narration of short stories in the past and you will learn how to use and contrast past tenses in Spanish.
In the second unit you will learn how to transmit dialogues, statements and requests of other people in the past, through the use of film and TV series in Spanish.
In the third unit you will learn how to express emotional reactions and opinions about the news in Spanish.
The fourth unit is dedicated to learning about verbs denoting change and verbal periphrasis in Spanish while discussing experiences of living abroad.
This information is indicative and may undergo changes.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
This module presupposes that students have passed SPAN 10050, or equivalent (Level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework).
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Written examination||1 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Class Test: The class test will consist of a series of Audiovisual Comprehension exercises and a written passage on an video-clip.||Week 9||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Grammar, writing and audio-visual online tasks||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Two oral tasks||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Writing task||Week 3||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
-Writing and grammar: Students will submit writing tasks for peer review, as well as one on Week 3 which will be graded by the tutor by Week 7 with appropriate feedback to students. -Four specified Audio-visual comprehension activities on selected TV programmes, which will be set and submitted on weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8, will be self-assessed by students with answer key provided on Brightspace after the submission date has passed. -Class Test on Week 9 [Writing and Audio-visual comprehension]: A series of audio-visual comprehension exercises on the previously seen selected TV programmes but on different extracts & a written passage on an unseen short video. Class and individual feedback on Week 12. -Oral: Students will take part in two group oral activities, on Week 5, for which they will receive individual feedback by Week 9, and on Week 12, for which they will receive feedback by the end of the trimester. -Final assessment: end of module written exam.
|Dr Pascale Baker||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Diana Battaglia||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Mary Farrelly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Julio Sanz||Tutor|