LA430-5-FY-CO:
Higher Intermediate Spanish

The details
2019/20
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30
11 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
LA420
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
ComunicaciĆ³n
Historias
La Navidad
Fiestas y celebraciones
Costumbres hispanas
Comida
SueƱos y esperanzas

By the end of the module, students should be able to
* 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.

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.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

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.

Module information

No additional information available.

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 Weeks 30 and 31 in the Summer term.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Written Test 1
Coursework Written Test 2
Coursework Portfolio
Practical Oral Test
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Lexa Olivera-Smith
Lexa Olivera-Smith, Tel 01206 872235, email molivera@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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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