SPANISH STAGE 3 - 2017/8

Module code: SPAL028

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

SALLER C Ms (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

Global Graduate Award

JACs code

R410

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 112

Lecture Hours: 38

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INTEGRATED SKILLS PORTFOLIO 60
School-timetabled exam/test IN-CLASS WRITTEN TEST 40

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Stage 2 Spanish or equivalent

Module overview


This is a module of the Global Graduate Award in Languages programme. It is taught over 19 weeks in the autumn and spring semesters, two contact hours per week, and covers the four core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language. It also offers an introduction to the cultures and societies in which the target language is spoken and aims to raise a sense of cultural awareness. Students prepare for everyday communication in the target language and for work or study periods abroad.

A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.

Module aims

In terms of linguistic and cultural competence, the module aims to: encourage students to further develop their communicative competence in the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

In terms of linguistic and cultural competence, the module aims to: consolidate the use of basic grammatical structures and explore new structures

In terms of linguistic and cultural competence, the module aims to: increase the Spanish vocabulary used in everyday communication and some specific contexts

In terms of linguistic and cultural competence, the module aims to: encourage students to develop their awareness of some main aspects of Spanish culture

In terms of intercultural awareness, this module aims to encourage students to: take a different perspective and view the world from different cultural viewpoints

In terms of intercultural awareness, this module aims to encourage students to: analyse and understand linguistic and cultural barriers

In terms of intercultural awareness, this module aims to encourage students to: reflect on the influence of cultural values on behaviour

In terms of intercultural awareness, this module aims to encourage students to: become conscious of stereotypes and prejudices

In terms of intercultural awareness, this module aims to encourage students to: communicate with others in culturally appropriate ways

In terms of study skills and transfer of skills and competencies, this module aims to: encourage students to self-assess their progress and map their linguistic competence against the descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

In terms of study skills and transfer of skills and competencies, this module aims to: support students in acquiring language learning strategies and techniques

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Interact in Spanish in a range of predictable and some unpredictable situations KPT
Understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish in a range of topics in familiar and some unfamiliar contexts  KCP
Categorise a broader range of text types KC
Organise and present ideas on predictable and some unpredictable topics PT
Demonstrate the ability to retrieve and handle information from appropriate sources PT
Understand and use the grammatical terminology relating to the topics covered KC
Demonstrate a degree of grammatical accuracy in their use of Spanish at this level KC
Pronounce individual sounds of Spanish with a degree of accuracy KC
Use language reference materials such as grammars and dictionaries PT
Show cultural awareness by interacting in a culturally appropriate way for speakers of Spanish KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


Indicative content includes:

 

Topic areas


consolidation of social introductions, personal details, daily routine, leisure pursuits, recommendations/advice

complaints, enquiries, negotiations involving shopping, restaurants, hotels, buying tickets

holidays

accommodation and small ads

world of work (CVs, cover letter, classifieds, complaints, interviews)

extension of telephone skills (messages)

letter writing, basics of job applications and CVs

anecdotes and stories in the past


 

Grammar       


consolidation of numbers, dates, alphabet

consolidation of present, future, future, preterite, imperfect and imperative

conditional

present subjunctive (introduction) (wishes and future with anando)

extension of adverbs (discourse markers)

relative pronouns

object pronouns (direct and indirect)

pluperfect

modal verbs (deber, tener que, puede que)

passive with se

expressions of opinion

indirect style (introduction)

Methods of Teaching / Learning


The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 


Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and vocabulary through attending classes regularly;

Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group work, reading and practicing/preparing outside contact hours, and participating in class activities;

Develop ability to use linguists’ tools, such as dictionaries and IT resources;

Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study;

Develop communication skills through interactions in class.


 

 

The learning and teaching methods include:

 


Two contact hours per week over 19 weeks in Semesters 1 & 2

Teaching will be in the target language as far as possible.

Classes will include group work, such as role play, and short presentations in the language.

Consolidation of learning will be by the practice of language skills inside and outside the classroom, using a variety of means, including computer-assisted language learning.

Students are expected to complete regular homework tasks in order to practice new structures and to prepare for in-class activities.


 

 

Assessment Strategy


The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

 

·         their linguistic progress over the duration of the course;

·         their growing ability to understand and produce Spanish at the relevant level;

·         their increasing awareness of Spanish culture and the Spanish-speaking world;

·         the level of Spanish they have achieved at the end of the course.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


An integrated skills portfolio of 6 coursework tasks, covering the fours skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing

End-of-course in-class test, covering the skills of reading and writing


 

Formative assessment and feedback

 

Students will receive written feedback and in-class verbal feedback on homework tasks and in-class performance.    

Reading list

Reading list for SPANISH STAGE 3 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/spal028

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.