SPANISH LANGUAGE II FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES - 2021/2
Module code: SPA1055
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This is a FHEQ Level 4 module for Spanish. It is taught in the target language, over the Spring semester, three contact hours per teaching week.
School of Literature and Languages
THOMAS Maria (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: R410
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 57
Seminar Hours: 33
Guided Learning: 55
Captured Content: 5
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Delivering a presentation, e.g. body language, visual aids, handling questions,
- Negotiating: making suggestions, accepting and rejecting proposals and suggestions, bargaining, summarizing results
- Making phone calls
- Handling complaints and giving advice
- Chairing and participating in meetings
- Listening comprehension
- Workplace writing genres, e.g. e-mails and letters, minutes, reports
- CVs and cover letters
- Intonation, stress, pitch
- Grammatical terminology in Spanish
- The grammar of spoken and written Spanish
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||ORAL ASSIGNMENT||30|
|Examination Online||ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) EXAM WITHIN 4HR WINDOW||40|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- Knowledge and understanding of the use of the target language;
- Ability to analyse and interpret texts;
- Ability to select and synthesise information from written and oral texts;
- Ability to use IT skills to find and present relevant information;
- Subject-specific knowledge of Spanish history and culture.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- An integrated skills portfolio, containing a variety of oral and written tasks handed in as coursework throughout the semester.
- 4-hour online exam, students answer questions on reading comprehension and write an essay relating to topics studied over the course of the semester.
Formative assessment and feedback
- Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.
- Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments.
- Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.
- This module aims to develop the linguistic skills to enable students to participate and communicate effectively in a range of professional contexts.
|001||Communicate effectively, in speaking and writing, and with a relatively good degree of fluency and accuracy in a range of professional settings, in Spanish.||CKPT|
|002||Recognise distinguishing features of spoken and written professional genres.||KP|
|003||Recognise and use appropriate nonverbal techniques in professional communication.||KPT|
|004||Use the grammatical and pragmatic conventions of language which are required for communication in professional contexts.||KPT|
|005||Understand spoken and written Spanish on professional topics.||CPT|
|006||Demonstrate a good degree of grammatical accuracy in their use of more advanced Spanish grammar.||CKP|
|007||Demonstrate a good degree of accuracy and appropriateness in the intonation of individual words and sentences.||CKP|
|008||Recognise and eliminate first language inference.||CP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
• Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers through attending classes and reading in the target language;
• Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;
• Develop ability to use linguists’ tools, such as dictionaries and IT resources;
• Develop research skills, through reading and presenting findings, through informal class presentations and in the assignments;
• Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study.
• Develop communication skills through interactions in class.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Teaching will be delivered in a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops.
- There will be opportunities for class discussion, group work and peer evaluation.
- Further guidance for independent study will be provided by the class tutor.
- There will be opportunities for formative feedback on a practice presentation and from written and spoken tasks set as homework.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Modern Languages (French and Spanish) BA (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management and Spanish BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Modern Languages (Spanish with German) BA (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.