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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Intermediate Spanish Language Skills 5
Module Code SP323
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Ana Maria Diaz Perez
Semester 2: Ana Maria Diaz Perez
Autumn: Ana Maria Diaz Perez
Module TeachersAna Maria Diaz Perez
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module, taught entirely through Spanish, aims to develop students’ language competence and fluency in written and spoken production, as well as collaborative skills online at an upper-intermediate level. Students will be instructed with a variety of multimodal activities in order to develop cognitive abilities such as critical thinking and creativity. For example, extracting and analysing relevant information from various resources. Students will moreover be practising a range of language skills that they may apply in their professional life.

Learning Outcomes

1. Follow the main points in professional presentations and understand standard spoken language, live or broadcast, on both familiar and unfamiliar topics encountered in personal, social or vocational contexts.
2. Scan through several sources (articles, reports, websites and visually organised information, etc.), in his/her own field of interest and identify the relevance and usefulness of a particular piece of information.
3. Interpret and present pertinent information from diagrams and visually organised data in his/her fields of interest, demonstrating a high degree of grammatical control and a broad lexicon.
4. Use appropriate language to justify proposals, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various options while playing a supportive role in order to accomplish shared tasks.
5. Collaborate on an online group project using effective communication strategies in order to clarify misunderstandings and misinterpretations that are often encountered in such tasks.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

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

The course is conducted through Spanish. Timetabled sessions are interactive and learner-centred. Students are expected to attend and contribute to all sessions. They are also expected to engage in language learning activities on a regular basis.

The syllabus focuses on increasing the language fluency and accuracy as well as covering a variety of cultural aspects through a range of tasks, class activities and projects.

Class activities
Students will be asked to work in pairs/groups and complete a variety of language assignments/tasks. These can include but are not limited to: role-plays, interviews, mini-dialogues, language and cultural quizzes, cloze-tests, grammar exercises, written and audiovisual comprehension exercises and presentations based on short specific projects.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationParticipation in activities and progress based on the completion of the weekly work required during the semester15%n/a
PortfolioLanguage learning portfolio. Preparation of language learning portfolio, on a regular basis25%n/a
Group project Multimodal production35%n/a
Group presentationOral presentation25%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

  • Jaime Corpas, Agustín Garmendia, Nuria Sánchez, Carmen Soriano: 2014, Aula internacional 4 B2.1 . Nueva edición. Libro del alumno, Difusión, 9788415620853
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