Higher Intermediate Spanish
Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 06 October 2022
Friday 30 June 2023
15 March 2022
Requisites for this module
LA420 or LA422
The Department of Language and Linguistics can offer guidance on prior knowledge or qualification exemptions.
The course is divided into topics related to Hispanic culture, presenting genuine opportunities for students to expand their vocabulary and cultural knowledge in an engaging and meaningful manner. Through authentic print and audiovisual materials, students will be exposed to different accents and registers. Previous grammatical knowledge will be reinforced and new structures will be introduced. All four skills will be targeted: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
* La Navidad
* Fiestas y celebraciones
* Costumbres hispanas
* Sueños y esperanzas
The aims of the module are to further develop and refine communication skills in Spanish, working towards comprehension and production of contemporary spoken and written Spanish.
The module also aims to give students the opportunity to practise and expand transferable skills such as intercultural awareness and language mediation skills, communication and presentation skills, independent learning, creative and analytical thinking, reflective skills, problem-solving, team-working, disciplined time-management, research skills and use of electronic media.
By the end of the module, students should:
• Be able to describe people, places and events
• Be able to talk about present, past and future events
• Be able to identify and use the register and lexis most appropriate for a given situation
• Be able to understand and write a variety of text types
• Be able to understand a variety of accents
• Be able to confidently maintain a conversation on cultural and general topics.
• Demonstrate command of transferable skills such as intercultural awareness and language mediation skills, communication and presentation skills, independent learning, creative and analytical thinking, reflective skills, problem-solving, team-working, disciplined time-management, research skills and use of electronic media.
Fiestas y celebraciones
Sueños y esperanzas
The module comprises three classes a week in the Autumn and Spring Terms. In addition, there will be revision classes in Week 30 in the Summer term.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Written Test 1
||Written Test 2
||Main exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period)
||Reassessment exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period)
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Lexa Olivera-Smith, email: email@example.com.
Lexa Olivera-Smith, Tel 01206 872235, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Marga Navarrete
Available via Moodle
Of 60 hours, 57 (95%) hours available to students:
3 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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