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Spanish Language & Society II - LAN00012I

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Maria Muradas-Taylor
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

This module is intended to enable students to acquire knowledge of the key aspects of modern Spanish and Latin America culture and society. Through the analysis of a variety of written and aural materials, students will be able to develop their linguistic competencies as well as their cultural understanding. This is in order to allow them to achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy in their production of written and spoken Spanish.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key aspects of modern Spanish and Latin American culture and society
  • Understand complex written and aural authentic materials
  • Present and develop arguments effectively in both spoken and written Spanish
  • Achieve a good level of accuracy in the production of both written and spoken Spanish


Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam
N/A 30
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Oral Exam
N/A 30
University - closed examination
Spanish Language & Society II
3 hours 40

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Reassessment: Oral Exam
N/A 40
University - closed examination
Reassessment: Spanish Language and Society II
3 hours 60

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work

Oral commentary and dialogue within class on oral and written language work. Given immediately both to individuals and to group

Oral commentary and dialogue on seminar presentation, given to the individual presenter following the seminar

Written comments and mark on University scale given to individual students for practice essays, with opportunity for individual consultation; the essays will be returned to students two weeks after seminar

Model answers may be given for class exercise/ past exam papers, with class discussion of difficulties

Summative assessment and feedback

Written assignment (Paper 1), submitted in Week 10 of Term 2.

Paper two exam period term 3
Reading and writing closed paper (Paper 2)

Oral presentation, term 3

Feedback: Individuals will be given a feedback sheet for the oral examination, and will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers.

Indicative reading

Teaching materials will be supplied during the course, as will bibliographical references when necessary.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.