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ULSP20030 - Further Spanish

  • Credits: 20
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: ULSP20020 or A-level Spanish
  • Co-requisite: Open to students not following Honours courses in Spanish. This course is not open to native or near native Spanish speakers
  • Taught during: Both semesters
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course.

Description

This courses aims to further develop linguistic skills in the language for those who have either obtained an A-level or who have successfully completed ULSP20020. It lays emphasis on speaking and listening skills, but equally places a strong emphasis on grammar and accuracy. Students will be expected to practise all skills outside the classroom, using the resources of the Language Centre and, where possible, the Face to Face scheme (enquire at the Language Centre library reception).

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. understand extended speech, lectures, films and TV programmes with reasonable ease
  2. understand long and complex texts and specialised articles in a different field from one's own
  3. interact with native speakers with a degree of fluency and spontaneity and take an active part in discussion
  4. give a presentation on a reasonably complex subject
  5. write letters, reports and essays in a clear and well structured way, tailoring the style appropriately

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B2+/C1 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

  • information handling
  • IT skills
  • cultural appreciation
  • language awareness
  • discussion
  • formal presentations

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars - three hours per week. 

Assessment

  • Semester one: One written test (20%), one presentation (10%), one dossier mark (10%). Oral and written assessments will normally be scheduled during weeks 10, 11 and 12
  • Semester two: One written test (20%), one aural (15%), one oral test (15%), one dossier mark (10%). Listening assessment will take place in the week before the Easter break (normally week 7 or 8); oral and written assessments will normally be scheduled during weeks 10, 11 and 12

Nature and timing of feedback

Feedback will include a combination of:

  • informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities;
  • formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.

Convenor

Dr Ana Niño

Taught by

Dr Ana Niño

Maximum entry

25.

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Pathway

ULSP30030 Advanced Spanish, or Tandem Spanish.