LA410-4-FY-CO:
Initial Spanish

The details
2020/21
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
30
15 May 2020

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

LA420

Key module for

BA R114 Language Studies and Linguistics,
BA R115 Language Studies and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

The course concentrates on written and aural comprehension. Students are introduced to basic grammar structures and are encouraged to develop their writing skills through a variety of different tasks. The course also encourages students to use self-study materials (videos, films, newspapers and magazines and television programmes from Spain/Latin America). The portfolios assessment requires students to both reflect on their learning journey and to incorporate material of personal interest.

Module aims

The aim of this course is for students to be able to understand and communicate in everyday situations, using a variety of basic structures and tenses.

Module learning outcomes

To reach an approximate A1 level on the CEFR

The following learning outcomes are attained:

- The ability to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, university and leisure.
- The development of written skills on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

A greater understanding of Hispanic culture and awareness of some of the key cultural practices, icons and their work.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

3 x 1 hour classes per week from weeks 2-32

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   In-class written assignment 1     
Coursework   In-class written assignment 2     
Coursework   Portfolio      
Practical   Oral Exam     
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Jessie Mallinson, email: mallj@essex.ac.uk.
Jessie Mallinson
Jessie Mallinson, room: 4.205, telephone: 01206 872229, email: mallj@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Ms Marga Navarrete
UCL
Spanish Coordinator
Ms Marga Navarrete
UCL
Spanish Coordinator
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 120 hours, 119 (99.2%) hours available to students:
1 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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