Proficiency Level Spanish
Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
11 October 2023
Requisites for this module
The Department of Language and Linguistics can offer guidance on prior knowledge or qualification exemptions.
BA R9R4 European Studies with Spanish,
BA R9R9 European Studies with Spanish (Including Foundation Year),
BA RR49 Spanish Studies and Modern Languages,
BA RT97 Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies,
BA RT99 Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (5 Years Including Foundation Year)
This is a module for students who have passed LA440 Post Advanced Spanish or who have an equivalent level of Spanish. The module emphasises writing and speaking in preparation for the study abroad. The materials deal with important events of Spanish and Latin American culture and the society within which they took place. Constant links with modern issues are introduced in every unit of the module. The aim of the module is to widen the learners' awareness and knowledge about the Spanish-speaking societies and cultures worldwide and to provide them with the appropriate training to develop intellectual skills such as critical reasoning, application of concepts and identification and solution of problems. The module facilitates the analysis and interpretation of authentic data in Spanish through the study of Spanish structures and lexis. It also encourages students to adopt autonomous learning skills and an investigative approach to tackle grammatical and lexical problems in a wider system.
The aim of the module is to widen the learners’ awareness and knowledge about the Spanish-speaking societies and cultures worldwide and to provide them with the appropriate training to develop intellectual skills such as critical reasoning, application of concepts and identification and solution of problems. The module facilitates the analysis and interpretation of authentic data in Spanish through the study of Spanish structures and lexis. It also encourages students to adopt autonomous learning skills and an investigative approach to tackle grammatical and lexical problems in a wider system.
By the end of the module students will be able to take notes with ease; use different advanced varieties of written and spoken Spanish; analyse Spanish and Latin American prose; write commentaries, reports and essays in Spanish. Students will be able to use spoken Spanish to show a range of styles and emotions in conversations, exchanges, presentations, situationals, debates and seminars; and would also have acquired a set of transferable and cognitive skills through the use of IT and controlled exercises.
All module materials will be available on Moodle.
57 Contact hours: 3 hours per week in weeks 2-11 (Autumn term), weeks 16-25 (Spring term) and week 30 (Summer term)
The notional study hours will be 250, which students need to invest to prepare the classes and to carry out specific research to prepare work for assessment. Time will be made available for supervision and discussion of assignments.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
|Reading comprehension test
|Main exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 180 minutes during Summer (Main Period)
|Reassessment Main 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
Dr Natalia Rodriguez Vicente, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Natalia Rodriguez Vicente
Dr Natalia Rodriguez Vicente, email@example.com, Office 4.320, Number 2186
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 45 hours, 44 (97.8%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
1 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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