Spanish grammar

Aims

Aims

After satisfactorily completing the module you should be able to show:

  • Increased understanding of the structures of the Spanish language
  • The ability to analyse grammatical aspects and to understand/produce them in context
  • An increased awareness, acquired through revision, practice and intensive self-study, of the use of the grammatical structures used in spoken and written Spanish and of grammar-related issues of particular note within Spanish 

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students must have successfully completed:

  •  A-level Spanish, grade A or B, or equivalent.

Programme

Programme

Contact hours

The module lasts the whole year, with teaching continuing until Week 4 of the summer term. There is one hour of contact time per week. There is also an hour dedicated to independent study where students are expected to work on their grammar skills through the course delivered on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). 

Teaching programme

The grammar seminar will cover most grammatical aspects of the Spanish language and you will see and use them in context. By revising grammatical structures you will become more aware of their meaning and use in oral and written communication. The self-study hour will be devoted to using and reviewing the grammatical structures discussed in the seminar. You will use interactive exercises or practice materials provided by the tutor and you will work through a grammar book and use materials available in the VLE.

Spanish is used as the medium of instruction and learning in all classes.

Teaching materials

Reading and exercise materials will be made available through the VLE or in class.

Assessment and feedback

Assessment and feedback

There are two components to the final assessment:

  • A 1 hour closed exam(paper 1) 
    • Date: Term 2, Week 1
    • Weight: 30%
    • Feedback: Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers.
  • A 2 hour close exam(paper 2) 
    • Date: Term 3, Weeks 5-7
    • Weight: 70%
    • Feedback: Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers.

About this module

  • Module name
    Spanish Grammar
    Gramática y uso
  • Course code
    S08C (LAN00008C)
  • Teacher
    María Muradás-Taylor
  • Term(s) taught
    All terms
  • Credits
    20