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Ab Initio Spanish language skills - LAN00042C

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Antonio Infante
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21 to Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

This module is intended to develop language skills at a very quick pace and introduce the structures, lexicon and skills necessary to communicate in the foreign language. The focus will be on communicative skills and strategies for successful oral and written communication. It will equip students with the knowledge, tools and techniques necessary for effective independent language learning. Students will practice grammatical structures in different contexts.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to:

  • analyse language in context
  • show an understanding of key aspects of Spanish
  • communicate in the foreign language using grammar appropriately
  • reflect on the skills required for effective language learning
  • acquire language independently through personal reading and listening

 

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
24 hour open exam
Ab Initio Spanish Language Skills
N/A 60
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam 1
N/A 20
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam 2
N/A 20

Special assessment rules

Non-compensatable

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
24 hour open exam
Ab Initio Spanish Language Skills
N/A 60
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam 1
N/A 20
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam 2
N/A 20

Module feedback

Formative work and feedback

Weekly formative exercises carried out.

Written comments and mark on University scale given to individual students for practice essays, with opportunity for individual consultation.

Model answers may be given for class exercises with class discussion of difficulties.

Formative Written work will be returned within 2 weeks.

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

Oral commentary and dialogue on seminar presentation, written feedback sheet given to the individual presenter following the seminar.

Summative assessment and feedback

There are thre components to the final assessment:

An open exam, to be submitted in week 10, Term 1

An open exam, to be submitted in week 10, Term 2

Written feedback will be available within 20 working days.

A closed 3-hour exam, taken in Term 3

Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date.

Indicative reading

Information on key texts will be provided by the tutor and uploaded to the VLE.



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