LA440-6-FY-CO:
Advanced Spanish

The details
2022/23
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 06 October 2022
Friday 30 June 2023
30
23 March 2022

 

Requisites for this module
LA430 or LA422
The Department of Language and Linguistics can offer guidance on prior knowledge or qualification exemptions.
(none)
(none)
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LA450, LA460

Key module for

(none)

Module description

This course will focus on expanding vocabulary and improving listening and oral skills. During the first term we will consolidate grammatical structures, whilst on the second term we will also work on more advanced grammar. Through the use of authentic texts, films and conversation with native speakers, students should acquire a wider knowledge of the Spanish and Latin American culture and history.
The course is divided into topics and we will dedicate between two weeks to each one.
The topics covered are:
* La emigración española
* Los jóvenes españoles
* La revolución familiar
* El cambio climático
* La Universidad en España
* La comunicación
* Las mujeres
* La monarquía

Module aims

Reach the equivalent of a B2 in the European common framework of reference for languages.

Module learning outcomes

- How to communicate about topical subjects.
- Improve vocabulary.
- Widen knowledge of Spanish and Latin American culture and history.
- Improve oral and aural skills.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

4 classes per week for 21 weeks

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   Grammar and vocabulary - test 1      
Coursework   Grammar & Vocabulary - test 2      
Coursework   Listening comprehension test     
Practical   Project     
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
Ms Teresa Torres, email: torrmi@essex.ac.uk.
Ms. Teresa Torres
Ms. T. Torres, office: 4.213, telephone: 01206 872110, email: torrmi@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
Yes
No

External examiner

Ms Marga Navarrete
UCL
Spanish Coordinator
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 152 hours, 151 (99.3%) 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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