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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Spanish Language and Culture 6 (B1.2)
Module Code SP3006
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 delivered entirely in Spanish and aims to consolidate student’s language competence and fluency with particular emphasis on the quality of spoken and written production. Aural and reading comprehension are reinforced through exposure to a variety of text types, including online language resources. Awareness of knowledge of key cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries is also increased.

Learning Outcomes

1. Scan texts in order to locate and gather the desired information on familiar subjects from different written materials and websites.
2. Communicate orally and in an intelligible manner, on familiar topics related to his/her interests, being able to enter unprepared into conversations to exchange, check and confirm information pertinent to e.g.everyday life, university life, interests, travel etc.
3. Produce cohesive texts (creative, factual etc) in Spanish on personal, social and cultural themes using subordinate sentences linked by a number of cohesive devices e.g in a story, with accurate use of Spanish grammar and theme-specific vocabulary.
4. Show a good degree of grammatical control’ draw on sufficient vocabulary to express him/herself on most topics pertinent to his/her everyday life and make only a few mistakes leading to misunderstanding.
5. Demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and intercultural awareness on how behaviour in everyday interactions in different cultures may convey a message different to the one he/she intends.
6. Engage in activities with digital resources to develop capacity for lifelong learning e.g. Pursue the use of digital tools and resources for language learning that lead to fulfilling student’s individual learning needs and preferences.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours
Directed learning45Completion of prescribed homework and assignments required to monitor the progress of the student.
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.
Portfolio Preparation25Preparation, creation, design and final submission of the E-Portfolio (E-Reflect) in Loop for assessment to show evidence of autonomous 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

Orientative content of the module
Four topics are introduced in the module. First, give and request information about other people, feelings, qualities and defects. Second, being able to talk about cinema, television and shows. Third being able to talk about health issues and give recommendations and advice. Four, being able to discuss innovations of the past and today.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PortfolioYour portfolio evidences your engagement in different learning experiences using the foreign language. You will receive the feedback of peers and your tutor which will help your reflection on how you have achieved your learning outcomes while setting new goals for the future.50%n/a
ParticipationAttendance to class seminars of at least 50%10%n/a
Performance evaluationParticipation and presentation of a group project40%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
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