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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Intermediate Spanish Language Skills 6
Module Code SP324
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
Repeat examination

This module, taught entirely through Spanish, aims to develop students’ language competence and fluency in written and spoken production to an upper-intermediate level. Students will encounter a variety of multimodal activities in order to develop digital literacy and a variety of cognitive abilities like critical thinking and persuasive discourse in a variety of communicative contexts.

Learning Outcomes

1. Follow the main points of lectures, talks and reports and other forms of academic/professional presentations which are propositionally and linguistically complex. Understand the speaker’s point of view on topics that are of current interest or that relate to his/her specialised field.
2. Understand texts concerned with contemporary issues presenting a particular stance or point of view. Synthesise information from a number of resources based on their interests.
3. Demonstrate sufficient language competence to be able to give clear descriptions, express viewpoints and develop arguments without much conspicuous searching for words, using complex sentence structures to do so.
4. Show good control of formal and informal registers in different communicative situations.
5. Demonstrate an appreciation of perspectives other than his/her own worldview in intercultural encounters.

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
In Class TestAudiovisual comprehension and written test25%n/a
Group project Multimodal production35%n/a
Group presentationPresentation and oral interaction25%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

  • 2014: Aula internacional 4 B2.1. Nueva edición. Libro del alumno, Difusión, 157,
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