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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Spanish Language 3 (Intermediate)
Module Code SP130
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
Semester 2: Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
Autumn: Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
Module TeachersInmaculada Gomez Soler
Julián Guzmán
Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module aims to foster students' interest in and curiosity for both the Spanish language and culture. Students will increase their language awareness and develop their communicative competence in Spanish through analysis of a wide range of linguistic structures and functions. The module's focus on social and cultural themes exposes students to a variety of text types, registers, media and viewpoints and consolidates productive, receptive, interactive and intercultural skills. The module builds learners' confidence in the accurate use of specific linguistic features and also assists learners in critical reflection, the effective setting of learning goals, planning of learning, learner autonomy and time management. The module is conducted entirely through Spanish.

Learning Outcomes

1. Engage with multimodal texts dealing with familiar and contemporary topics to find/understand relevant information such as the main idea and other significant details.
2. Produce cohesive written texts (creative, factual, formal, informal, etc.) in Spanish on personal, social and cultural themes with accurate use of Spanish grammar and theme-specific vocabulary.
3. Communicate orally using simple interconnected sentences in both pre-planned and spontaneous situations being able to describe, narrate and formulate opinions.
4. Apply knowledge and control of the language system by completing a number of tasks at text and sentence level.
5. Demonstrate reflective and critical thinking and intercultural awareness on the tasks carried out individually or as part of a working group.
6. Make effective use of digital tools and resources for the purpose of language learning.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars72Interactive class work
Independent Study178Reading, listening, writing, studying grammar, preparation of assignments, homework, etc.
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Grammatical, functional and cultural content
Verb tenses - Subjunctive mood - Written and oral production - Text analysis and production - Essential notions of the target cultures as they arise in the context of selected themes. - Integrated language learning (meta-cognitive) strategies - Language system awareness - Intercultural awareness

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Oral Examinationn/a25%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • VVAA: 2014, Aula Internacional 3, Libro del alumno, Difusión, Barcelona, 9788484432326
  • Pilar Seijas, Bibiana Tonnelier, Sergio Troitiño: 0, Cuadernos de Gramatica Española B1, Difusión, Barcelona, 9788484434764
Other Resources

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BAJMBachelor of Arts (BAJM)
BEDLANBachelor of Ed. in Gaeilge and FR/GE/SP
EBSBA in Global Business (Spain)
INTBBachelor Business Studies International
Date of Last Revision04-OCT-10

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