LA460-6-FY-CO:
Mastery Level Spanish

The details
2019/20
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30
04 November 2019

 

Requisites for this module
LA440 or LA450
The Department of Language and Linguistics can offer guidance on prior knowledge or qualification exemptions.
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Key module for

BA R9R4 European Studies with Spanish,
BA R9R9 European Studies with Spanish (Including Foundation Year),
BA RR49 Spanish Studies and Modern Languages,
BA RR50 Spanish Studies and Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA R4T7 Spanish Studies with Latin American Studies,
BA RT97 Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies,
BA RT99 Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (5 Years Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This is a module for students who have passed LA440 and/or LA450 and have passed their year abroad or have done successfully at least 16 weeks in a Spanish-speaking country. To take this module students should have reached level C1 according to the European Framework for Languages. Documentation supporting this should be provided.

This is a specialist Spanish module dealing with advanced nuances of grammar and lexis as expressed in implicit meaning. The aims of the module are to enhance knowledge and awareness of some of the subtleties of the Spanish language while developing further knowledge of some aspects of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries. The contents are based on authentic materials that develop the grammar and style of the language further.

Module aims

The aims of the module are to enhance knowledge and awareness of some of the subtleties of the Spanish language while developing further knowledge of some aspects of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries. The contents are based on authentic materials that develop the grammar and style of the language further.

Module learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Students should be able: to understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; to summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; to express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations; and would also have acquired a set of transferable skills (communication; presentation; conversation; précis writing; team work).

Module information

All module materials will be available on Moodle.

Learning and teaching methods

Language modules typically involve 2-3 contact hours per week. Confirmed details will be announced at the start of the academic year.

Bibliography

  • Garcia Marquez, Gabri. (2017) Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial.
  • Hesse, María. (©2016) Frida Kahlo: una biografía, Barcelona: Lumen.
  • Zambra, Alejandro. (©2011) Formas de volver a casa, Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama. vol. 640
  • Roca, Paco. (©2018) Arrugas, Bilbao [Spain]: Astiberri.
  • Luiselli, Valeria. (©2017) Los niños perdidos: (un ensayo en cuarenta preguntas), Coyoacán, Ciudad de México: Sexto Piso.
  • Schweblin, Samanta. (2019) Distancia de rescate, Barcelona: Literatura Random House.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Oral Test - Spring
Coursework Written Assignment - Autumn 06/12/2019
Practical Oral Test - Autumn
Practical Written Assignment - Spring 13/03/2020
Exam 180 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Anne-Marie Huggon
Alvaro Marin Garcia, email: am17768@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 76 hours, 65 (85.5%) hours available to students:
11 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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