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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1) Write short descriptive and narrative texts employing an appropriate range of vocabulary to introduce themselves. (Production)
2) Describe people and places, both orally and in writing, and accurately convey basic information about daily routines and everyday activities, orally and in writing. (Production)
3) Engage with basic Spanish aural and written material, measured through class exercises and online tests, and be able to understand their overall meaning and specific details relevant to the contents of this module. (Reception)
4) Communicate in basic interactions in a grammatically accurate way. (Production)
5) Display a precise command of verb morphology (present and perfect tenses). (Production)
Aula digital e-book (teaching) and hard copy for student learning and work at home
Weeks 1-4: Aula Internacional A1 — Unidades 1-4
Content: Alphabet. Greetings. The noun (gender and ‘number’). Definite article. Adjectival agreement. Present indicative of regular verbs + ser, tener, estar. Superlatives. Numbers 1-100. Weather. Seasons.
The Present Tense
Week 4: Submit first online graded written tarea.
Content: Expressing needs and preferences. Shopping. Colours, clothes. Demonstratives (This, that, those). Tener que, ir, preferir. Numbers 100+.
WEEK 5: READING WEEK: NO CLASSES
Self study: Aula Internacional A1 —Unidad 5
Appearance and character, likes/dislikes.
Grammar focus: gustar, quantifiers, possessives
WEEK 6: Aula Internacional A1 — Repaso Unidad 5 and Unidad 6
Content; Habits, frequency, telling the time. Grammar: present indicative
Week 7: Aula Internacional A1 — Unidad 7
Content: Daily routine. Frequency. Telling the time of day. Days of the week. Reflexive verbs. Impersonal use of ‘se’. Eating out.
Grammar Focus: Direct object pronouns. Poner, traer.
ONLINE CLASS TEST
Aula Internacional A1 — Unidad 8
Content: Describing the neighbourhood (el barrio). Prepositions & quantifiers. Asking for directions.
Time of day
Week 9: Aula Internacional A1: Unidad 9.
Speaking about past experiences
Perfect tense, Saber, poder.
Week 10: Submit second online graded written tarea
Perfect tense: recap
AUDIOVISUAL TEST TO BE MADE AVAILABLE: supported by technology
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Minimum of a H4 in Leaving Certificate, or equivalent, in another Modern Language.Learning Exclusions:
Students with prior studies of Spanish, and attainment of Leaving Certificate Spanish, A-Level or equivalent, are not eligible to take this module.Learning Recommendations:
If you have taken Spanish for your Leaving Certificate, A-level or equivalent, you cannot register to this module.
We recommend an H3 in Leaving Certificate, or equivalent, in another Modern Language.
Students unsure of their eligibility for this module are urged to consult with the module co-ordinator.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: 2-hour written exam in the centrally -scheduled exam period. This will test the main grammar areas studied and involve a written composition at the end. The exam will take place online.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Class Test: 50-minute test that focuses on the grammar points covered so far in preparation for the exam.||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Audiovisual Test: 50 minute writing test involving listening and watching activities. May be supported by technology (week 10)||Week 10||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback will be given on non-graded tests at the discretion of the tutor Individual feedback will be given on graded assignments Feedback may be given to the class, e.g. on a particular grammar point, where appropriate. Students will complete regular take-home tasks/tasks supported by technology on grammar and written compositions throughout the semester and an in-class test in week 8 The audio-visual test in week 10 to be supported by technology. The final exam will take place online.
|Dr Pascale Baker||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Philip Johnston||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Paul McAleer||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Julio Sanz||Tutor|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Fri 14:00 - 14:50|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 09:00 - 09:50|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Tues 09:00 - 09:50|
|Lecture||Offering 2||Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 10:00 - 10:50|
|Small Group||Offering 2||Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Tues 10:00 - 10:50|
|Small Group||Offering 2||Week(s) - 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Wed 14:00 - 14:50|
|Small Group||Offering 2||Week(s) - 3||Wed 14:00 - 14:50|