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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Spanish Language and Culture 2 (A1.2)
Module Code SP3002
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Juan Pablo Auñón
Semester 2: Juan Pablo Auñón
Autumn: Juan Pablo Auñón
Module TeachersElena Lopez
Juan Pablo Auñón
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module is designed for post-beginners of Spanish. In this module, the student will consolidate some of the essential aspects of the Spanish language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The module will enable students to carry out simple interactions in Spanish in order to satisfy concrete needs e.g. getting around, talk about daily habits, talking about food, ordering food in a restaurant/bar. The students will be introduced to some cultural differences in relation to these topics.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand a variety of texts that follows a predictable pattern such as advertisements, menus, prospectus, reference list and timetables.
2. Demonstrate effective oral skills in a range of social situations such as talking about your daily routine, food, shopping, a place you like.
3. Produce simple texts in writing on matters of personal relevance using simple words and basic expressions. Also, engage in basic social communication online (e.g. writing a simple message on a virtual card for a special occasion).
4. Develop your understanding and control of the basic language system by completing a number of tasks. Errors still occur, but students are more aware of them.
5. Show awareness of social and cultural similarities and differences between Ireland (or your own country) and Spanish-speaking countries.
6. Use IT skills in Spanish to access language-specific resources that lead to independent learning (Life-long learning)

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours
Independent Study33Autonomously learning outside the classroom to foster student's language competence. For example participation in activities in the LanguaCulture Space or the use of adequate online resources that support language learning.
Assignment Completion25Completion of prescribed homework and assignments required to monitor the progress of the student.
Portfolio Preparation45Preparation, creation, design and final submission of the E-Portfolio (E-Reflect) in Loop for assessment to show evidence of individual and directed learning.
Total Workload: 125

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

Teaching approach and indicative content
This module is gradually delivered in Spanish becoming the language of instruction during the semester. A hybrid approach is adopted, being the face to face sessions the core of the module, complemented with asynchronous online classes on particular aspects that require further explanation. The face to face sessions are interactive and learner-centred. Throughout the semester, students will perform individual and collaborative work in small projects to complete comprehension, production and interactions tasks to develop their language competence in matters of personal relevance (habits and routines and every day transaction). In doing so, students will begin to develop their intercultural awareness in relation to these topics, as well as a range of transferable and life-long learning skills.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationAttendance to at least 50% of seminars10%n/a
Performance evaluationLanguage skills, intercultural and communicative competence evaluation.40%n/a
PortfolioPreparation, creation, design and final submission of the E-Portfolio to show evidence of autonomous learning and engagement in directed learning.50%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 2
Indicative Reading List

  • Hans Peter Collective: 2020, Aula Internacional Plus 1, 1, Editorial Difusión, 8418224193
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