SPANISH LANGUAGE III FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES - 2022/3
Module code: SPA2027
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module is taught in the target language in semester 1 of FHEQ Level 5.
School of Literature and Languages
BARBOUR Catherine (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: R410
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 62
Seminar Hours: 22
Guided Learning: 61
Captured Content: 5
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Identifying and evaluating appropriate source materials
- Extracting and synthesizing information
- Integrating source materials with their own thinking
- Reflecting critically on their own and others’ perspectives
- Distinguishing fact from opinion in the source material
- Presenting facts vs. opinions
- Linking thoughts, ideas and arguments; oral and written signposts for constructing an argument
- Data commentary
- Referencing skills and bibliography writing
- Register and style
- Presenting research in written and spoken modes
- Methods of self-and peer-assessment of spoken and written texts
- Advanced grammar topics
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||ORAL PRESENTATION||40|
|Coursework||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1500 WORDS||60|
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 take notes effectively and use IT skills to find and present relevant information;
- Subject-specific knowledge of Spanish language in a professional and academic environment.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- oral examination - focus group. Students prepare and carry out a collaborative focus group in the target language on a given topic, allowing students to improve oral language and presentation ability and develop research skills.
- research essay (1500 words). Takes the form of a literature review and an analytical essay enabling students to develop subject specific knowledge, improve their written Spanish, and develop research skills.
- Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments.
- Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments are available if required.
- This module aims to further develop the linguistic skills acquired in Language I and II to enable students to communicate effectively and accurately in the target language in specific academic and work related contexts and to produce complex, sophisticated and accurate written and spoken texts.
|001||Write extended research essays in Spanish||CKT|
|002||Express and discuss opinions with a high degree of fluency and appropriateness in Spanish||CKPT|
|003||Understand and use advanced grammatical / syntactical structures in Spanish||CKPT|
|004||Interact confidently and with a good degree of fluency and appropriateness in a range of academic and professional contexts||CPT|
|005||Give feedback to peers and self-assess their written and spoken language||CPT|
|006||Recognise and avoid first-language inference||CPT|
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 develop their language skills as a medium for understanding, expression and communication, through listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language;
- 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 research skills, through reading and presenting findings, through informal class presentations and in the written assignment;
- 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:
- Three contact hours per week over Semester 1.
- Classes will include lectures and seminars;
- students are expected to read extensively outside classes in order to follow lectures and participate in seminars.
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)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management and Spanish BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Modern Languages (Spanish with German) BA (Hons)||1||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 2022/3 academic year.