Applied Spanish 1A

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Credits

20

Module code

PS11003

  • Level 1
  • Semester 1
  • Languages - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 100%

Description

All language modules focus on practical communication skills and further develop grammatical competence emphasising the four skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking. You will recognise and apply competently basic lexical and grammatical structures, use a bilingual dictionary effectively and be able to read, understand and summarise the main points of basic and increasingly complex written texts and complex spoken messages in a variety of situations. You will conduct an independent investigation and project work, deepen your awareness of contemporary societies, cultures, customs and conventions and understand the wider European historical, geographical and socio-political context. You will also increase your ability to make informed cross-culture comparisons in a European context and build up cultural awareness and intercultural competence.

Indicative Content:

  • Formal grammar
  • Reading comprehension, dictionary skills, and précis skills
  • Curriculum vitae and formal email
  • Giving your opinion, expressing preferences, oral presentation skills
  • Telephone skills
  • Job interview skills
  • Topic areas include education and student life, business and employment, geography and regional differences

Anti-requisites

PS11001 - Applied Spanish Intensive 1A

Convenor

Ms Mayra Crowe

Teaching staff

Ms Mayra Crowe and Ms Patricia Molina-Hamilton

Teaching

There are 4 compulsory language tutorial hours per week over 11 weeks.

Assessment

The assessed components of this module are:

  • Oral presentation (25%)T
  • Two written assessments (20% each)
  • Oral assessment (25%)
  • Grammar assessment (10%)

Reading

  • Spanish Grammar in Context (2nd Edition 2008).  Juan Kattan-Ibarra and Angela Howkins.  Hodder Education.  ISBN 9780-3495-8759

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Module Aims

  • This module aims to enable students to develop linguistic knowledge, cultural awareness and transferable communication skills, likely to be useful in both professional and personal life. 

  • On completion of this module, students should master the main structures of the relevant foreign language, be familiar with key features of the relevant foreign culture, and communicate competently in the foreign language in informal and formal situations of some complexity.