Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Spanish 3 or equivalent (e.g.GCSE grade C/4-5, CEF level A2
Learning Spanish can open a door to a whole new world: is the official language of more than 23 Spanish speaking countries and the second language in USA. Thus there are constant opportunities for using your language skills; whether on holiday, socialising, enjoying cultural life or to get a better job. Spanish will widen your horizons, create new opportunities and increase your appreciation of what's out there.This module is designed for students' who have completed Spanish 3 or equivalent (e.g. CGSE grade B). It will further develop students' Spanish language communication skills, enabling them to conduct routine tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in Spain. Main topics we will study are shopping, eating out, facilities in your town, making travel and social arrangements, state of health, talking about events in the past, skills, discussing plans for the future. Cultural background of Spanish society as well as traditions of the Hispanic world (i.e. Food habits and daily meals, Easter/spring celebrations, etc.) will be presented throughout the course, thus providing the foundations for further study or work in Spain and Latino-America.. We will use a course book which will give a basic outline and structure to the course, but the book will be supplemented by regular video work and other materials. You will also have the opportunity to practise and reinforce vocabulary and language structures by using computer exercises in KLE, linked to the weekly classes.Upon successful completion of this module, students will normally have reached level A2 of the Common European Language Framework (CEFR - A2)
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/spn-90004/lists
The module aims at improving students communication skills; to consolidate previous grammatical knowledge and widen their vocabulary; provide them with a basic understanding of culture specific behaviour; and enable them to become efficient language learners.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Write simple notes and messages: 2Catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements (e.g. shopping, local area, employment): 2Handle short social exchanges, even though they can¿t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going: 1Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms their educational background, and their present or most recent job: 1,2Identify and use formal and familiar registers: 1,2Recognise different varieties of Spanish, from Spain and Latin American countries: 2Find specific, information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables: 1,2
20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time 100 hours class preparation and revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam 8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents are only permitted to take one Spanish language module per semester.
1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Spoken interaction assessmentA 5-6 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive) and listening (receptive) skills. Task may include role play, presentation, question and answer, description and similar. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups individual marks will be awarded to each student and the total time allowed will be 5-6 minutes per student.2: Exam weighted 50%
1 hour reading/writingExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.