Applied Spanish 1B

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Credits

20

Module code

PS12004

  • Level 1
  • Semester 2
  • Languages - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 50% Examination 50%

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
  • Listening comprehension, note taking and summary skills
  • Individual written project
  • Investigative and interviewing skills
  • Skills of oral presentation and persuasion
  • Topic areas include environment and tourism, media and publicity, historical events and political structures

Co-requisites

PS11003 - Applied Spanish 1A

Anti-requisites

PS12002 - Applied Spanish 1B Intensive

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 assessment (25%)
  • Project (15%)
  • Grammar tests (10%)
  • Oral examination (25%)
  • Degree examination (25%)

Reading

  • Spanish Grammar in Context (2nd Edition 2008).  Juan Kattan-Ibarra and Angela Howkins.  Hodder Education.  ISBN 9780-0349-58759

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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 thoroughly the main structures of the relevant foreign language, be very familiar with many key features of the relevant foreign culture, and communicate competently in the foreign language in a range of increasingly complex informal and formal situations.