LA430-5-FY-CO:
Higher Intermediate Spanish

The details
2022/23
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 06 October 2022
Friday 30 June 2023
30
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.
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LA333, LA440

Key module for

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Module description

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.

Topics include:
* Gente
* Cine
* Comunicación
* Historias
* La Navidad
* Fiestas y celebraciones
* Costumbres hispanas
* Comida
* Sueños y esperanzas

Module aims

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.

Module learning outcomes

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.

Module information

Topics include:
Gente
Cine
Comunicación
Historias
La Navidad
Fiestas y celebraciones
Costumbres hispanas
Comida
Sueños y esperanzas

Learning and teaching methods

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.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Written Test 1      
Coursework   Written Test 2      
Coursework   Portfolio      
Practical   Oral Test      
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  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.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 100%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Lexa Olivera-Smith, email: molivera@essex.ac.uk.
Lexa Olivera-Smith
Lexa Olivera-Smith, Tel 01206 872235, email molivera@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Ms Marga Navarrete
UCL
Spanish Coordinator
Resources
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).

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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