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Spanish Language & Society III - LAN00028H

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

Module will run

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

Module aims

Building on the skills acquired during the time studying in a Spanish-speaking country, this module will aim to increase proficiency in the practice of different styles of Spanish, both written and spoken. It will also enable students to master the techniques of extended essay writing in Spanish. Particular emphasis will be given to developing students ability to present and analyze sources from a critical perspective. The medium of instruction is Spanish.

Module learning outcomes

Satisfactory completion of the course should enable students to:

  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of some of the aspects of modern Spanish-speaking cultures and societies (including Latin America)
  • Demonstrate an ability to undertake personal research
  • Present sources from a critical perspective and develop arguments effectively in both spoken and written Spanish
  • Achieve a high level of accuracy in the production of both written and spoken Spanish.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 60
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Oral presentation
N/A 40

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 60
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Oral presentation
N/A 40

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 marks on the 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.

Indicative reading

Teaching materials and bibliographical references will be supplied during the course. Consultation of Spanish language daily newspapers and weekly magazines is essential for the students to keep up to date with current issues.



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