2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SPPO3010 Practical Language Skills in Spanish 3
20 creditsClass Size: 132
Module manager: Bettina Hermoso Gomez
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsSPPO 2010 or SPPO 2011 or equivalent level of Spanish Language (B2+/C1)
|SPPO2010||Practical Lang Skill Spanish 2|
|SPPO2011||Pract Lang Skills in Spanish 2|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis is an integrated Spanish language skills module, designed to enable the students to acquire the level of subtlety in appreciating nuances and communicative contexts of a native speaker, to enhance their knowledge of a wide range of linguistic usages and structures and their ability to make use of them in accordance with the intention of the speakers, the linguistic and extra-linguistic contexts or the relationship or status of the speakers at a higher level. There will be a weekly two hour lecture and a 1-hour weekly tutorial during which language tutors will provide supervision, linguistic guidance and feedback in relation to individual assessed projects (Semester 1). Oral work during tutorials in Semester 1 will concentrate on debates around key contemporary issues. During tutorials in Semester 2 these will occupy 100% of the contact time in the classroom, as each student will have to deliver a formally assessed presentation followed by an in-class debate.
ObjectivesAt the end of this module students will be able to:
understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
use and adjust register according to context.
produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Students will gain knowledge on Spanish Grammar at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and will acquire a level of discursive, lexical and functional competence which will allow them to communicate in professional situations both in writing and orally as a proficient speaker.
Alongside the enhancement of the four basic language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) students will gain competence in the following transferable skills:
- appreciate and use nuanced language at a higher level;
- appreciate and use at a higher level tone, register, structure and style in oral and written communication;
- interact and negotiate orally in complex situations.
Students will have two contact hours a week of language teaching in a large group, supported with online exercises, during which the following grammar and stylistic points will be covered in depth:
-textual modes and genres;
-adequacy, coherence and cohesion;
-relative, conditional, temporal, concessive, final, reason, result, modal, comparative subordinate clauses;
-the expression of impersonality;
-infinitive, gerund and participle;
There will be one 1-hour weekly tutorial during which language tutors will provide supervision, linguistic guidance and feedback and well-structured opportunities for oral practice on the topics being covered by the students’ projects. Oral interaction and mediating skills will be developed during these sessions.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||146.00|
|Total Contact hours||54.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyRead to write projects preparation and writing up = 90 hours
Online Grammar exercises = 25 hours
Presentation and debate revision = 31 hours
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Monitoring of attendance to lectures and seminars;
- Supervision of team and individual work during tutorials;
- Monitoring of oral performance in class during Sem 1;
- Assessment of oral performance in class during Sem 2;
- Feedback of project draft work in Sem 1;
- Assessment on project work in Sem 2;
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Project||Read to Write Project - 1,000-words (individual work)||65.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||65.00|
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 20 mins||35.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||35.00|
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 26/08/2022
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