LANG20490 Spanish General Purposes 6

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is designed for students who have a B2 level of Spanish and wish to improve their cultural and linguistic skills in a global economy. Students will improve their understanding of Spanish with the support of video. Skills will be integrated and focus on accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing and improvement of reading and listening skills. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their communication skills through the preparation of structured presentations on longer, demanding topics. Well-structured, detailed texts will be written on complex subjects. Aspects of life and culture in Spanish-speaking regions will be introduced through written and spoken texts and classroom discussions.


This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.


For more information about Applied Language Centre modules see https://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/glm/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• give a detailed presentation on a complex subject (spoken production)
• discuss a detailed subject in a fluent manner (spoken interaction)
• understand the main points in a wide range of spoken texts (listening)
• recognise significant points in complex texts (reading)
• write detailed texts on complex subjects (writing)


Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level B2.2 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Small Group

24

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Enquiry-based teaching including creative and critical thinking and communication skills. The stress is on the enhancement of students’ communication skills and the importance of interaction in the classroom 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Having completed Spanish General Purposes 5 CEFR B2.1 or equivalent


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
SPAN10010 - Spanish Language I a, SPAN10050 - Spanish Language I b, SPAN10140 - Intensive ab initio Spanish Ia, SPAN10150 - Intensive ab initio Spanish Ib, SPAN20060 - Spanish Language II b, SPAN20080 - Spanish Language II a, SPAN20230 - Spanish ex ab-initio IIa, SPAN30010 - Spanish Language III a, SPAN30020 - Spanish Language III b


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No

25

Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No

10

Examination: Written Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

40

Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No

15

Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided individually on the midterm exam in week 7-8. Individual feedback on summative assessment available on request.

Name Role
Dr Maria Ramirez De Arellano Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 17:00 - 18:50