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On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Communicate effectively in Spanish and actively participate in discussions and debates using appropriate and accurate structures and registers;
- Deliver professional presentations in Spanish;
- Use appropriately and correctly an argumentative writing style that incorporates a range of vocabulary and complex linguistic structures;
- Engage in self- and peer-assessment of written texts and oral presentations;
- Reflect critically on their learning process.
Current affairs - socio, cultural and political topics that are selected each year in consultation with the students.
For the written component of the module, the focus is on topics related to the 21st century.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students are expected to have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish, equivalent to at least B2 of the Common European Framework and preferably reaching towards C1.Learning Recommendations:
This module is a logical follow-on from the Spanish language module SPAN 30010, and complements the Level 3 Spanish literature and culture modules.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: 1 written task.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: 1-hour written examination||1 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: 1 oral presentation in groups and discussions in class plus online weekly peer feedback of the group presentation.
||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: Essay (1000 words approximately) based on written contents of the module.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Oral Examination: 1 oral examination and discussion in groups||Unspecified||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
For written tasks, feedback on drafts will be given to students as part of class activities so that they can apply what they have learnt to the summative task. This will be done by the teacher and by student peer-review activities. For the oral presentations and debates, feedback will be provided individually by the teachers. There will also peer-review activities of the presentations and debates completed via Brightspace. Further Individual feedback will always be available on request by the students who can avail of the Office Hours provided by the teachers for consultation.
|Dr Diana Battaglia||Tutor|
|Dr Mary Farrelly||Tutor|
|Dr Tara Plunkett||Tutor|
|Ms Maria Rodríguez Villaumbrales||Tutor|
|Mr Julio Sanz||Tutor|