Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Students must have completed Spanish 6 or equivalent (e.g AS-level grade 6-9 / A-B, CEFR level B1).
This course is designed for students with a good knowledge of Spanish who have completed Spanish 6 or equivalent (e.g. CEFR level B1, AS-level grade 6-9/B-A,). It will develop their advanced communication skills in Spanish in everyday situations as well as in more complex contexts, in particular in discussing a range of topical issues in Spanish or understanding contemporary Spanish speaking countries.You will both, consolidate the skills you have acquired at previous levels and build on them by moving beyond the situations of everyday life to more challenging and stimulating tasks such as how to write a CV and a cover letter, to broadcast information, to write reviews, tell anecdotes, understand culturally based sense of humour, etc. You will also extend your vocabulary base and be introduced to the more complex grammatical Spanish structures. There will be a series of class materials, which will be supplemented by a range of other video and online resources. All language skills - reading, listening, speaking and writing as well as the pragmatic-socio cultural dimension of the language - are integrated in every tutorial. We will also investigate the ways we learn and acquire a language. Feedback on formative and summative assessments will be provided at regular intervals.The language level of this module corresponds to B1 work leading to Level B1+ in the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR).
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/spn-90007/lists
This module aims to build on students' existing knowledge of Spanish and consolidate all areas of grammar, while at the same time expanding their vocabulary base. The module aims for the students:- to develop an advanced mastery of Spanish and to enable communication, in both written and oral mode, in more formal areas of Spanish.- to acquire a better understanding of contemporary Spanish society (such as education and social and political issues) as well as to introduce them more thoroughly to the various cultures and varieties of Spanish in the Hispanic world.- to reflect on the language learning process and deploy language learning strategies appropriate to their level of competence.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Understand the main points of clear standard speech including radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively clear: 1,3Interpret, summarise and extract key information from a variety of written texts that consist of everyday or job-related language and description of events, feelings and wishes: 1,2Interact and enter unprepared into conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events): 3Write clear coherent texts on topics which are familiar, of personal interest, describing experiences and impressions or expressing points of view: 1,2Recognise and use different complex linguistic structures in the target language and compare them to the English language: 1,2,3Demonstrate awareness of cultural issues, as well as accurate use of the language with regard to vocabulary, grammar, register and style, and of different varieties of Spanish: 1,2,3
22 hours of contact time in class.40 hours assessment preparation and completion.88 hours guided independent study.
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment form.Students are only allowed to take one Spanish language module per semester.
1: Online Tasks weighted 30%
Description of Module Assessment
Online tasksStudents will complete a series of online exercises to assess their reading comprehension, grammar and writing skills in the target language.2: Class Test weighted 20%
Class test.Students will complete an in-class test which may include writing a short text in the target language in class.3: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken interaction assessmentA 12-15 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive), listening (receptive) and conversation (interaction) skills. Task may include presentation, role play, description or similar and question and answer. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups, individual marks will be awarded to each student.