Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
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Available as a Free Standing Elective
Spanish 8 or equivalent (e.g. A-level grade B or above)
Students are only permitted to take one Spanish language module per semester.
This course is designed for students with very advanced Spanish language skills (Spanish 8, A-level grade B or above) and will focus on systematically enhancing all four skills, whilst studying topics of relevance to modern-day Spain and Hispanic countries.The course will be mainly based on authentic Spanish texts and audio-visual materials such as films, TV recordings and web material, which will be exploited in class and self-study time. By the end of the course you will be able to handle a variety of complex Spanish sources, including newspaper articles and fictional texts, conduct your own searches of Spanish/Hispanic websites and read and discuss factual and fictional texts with some confidence. Feedback on formative and summative assessments will be provided at regular intervals and emphasis will be placed on enabling you to become an efficient language learner after completion of the course.The language level of this module corresponds to work leading to Level C1 in the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -C1)
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/spn-90009/lists
The module aims to consolidate and enhance existing Spanish language skills to enable students to read complex Spanish texts with a degree of confidence, enable them to take part in debates and understand extended speech.It is also designed to enhance students' understanding of contemporary Spanish and Hispanic cultures.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand extended speech and follow complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar; will be achieved by assessments: 1,3,4understand long, complex factual and fictional texts; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2express themselves fluently, accounting for and sustaining views, and giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options on topical issues; will be achieved by assessments: 1,3express themselves in clear, well structured writing, expressing points of view at some length; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2demonstrate accurate usage of the language with regard to register, vocabulary, grammar and style; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3discuss contemporary issues with reference to the cultural context of Spanish speaking countries; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3reflect on their language learning process and deploy language learning strategies appropriate to their level of competence. will be achieved by assessments: 1
22 hours contact time44 hours completion of course work tasks (KLE and other exercises)54 hours class revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam and listening exam8 hours preparation for and attendance at oral exam
1: Coursework weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Coursework documenting student's progressThe course work will comprise of tasks such as vocabulary exercises, presentation notes, KLE tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar exercises, translations, written-up self directed learning tasks and class participation. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.2: Exam weighted 40%
1-hour unseen examExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral examA short oral exam including tasks such as an oral presentation, discussion and/or debate.4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30-minute listening testStudents need to complete a range of written tasks based on authentic audio materials. Tasks may include summary of main ideas, gap filling, Q & A or True -and- False questions, etc.