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Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Spanish Language 2 (Intermediate)
Module Code SP104
School SALIS

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Mary PhelanOffice NumberC2123
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module aims to build on students' existing knowledge of Spanish and develop their written, oral and aural skills. It seeks to develop students' ability to express their opinion and interact successfully and efficiently within a Spanish-speaking environment. It also seeks to develop the students' social & cultural knowledge of the target country.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and produce key grammatical structures in Spanish at A2 level
2. Extrapolate and reproduce the main points of short texts
3. Extrapolate and reproduce the main points of oral discourse
4. Demonstrate intercultural awareness by contrasting cultural behaviours and values across diverse cultural contexts.
5. Source academic and mainstream material which can augment their linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Independent Study101No Description
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

The module will commence by reviewing the topics and grammatical structure previously covered by the students, as well as clarifying the key grammatical points which will be covered in this module.

Students will be introduced to new structures to enable them to express themselves (e.g. opinons or reporting information) in a more elaborate manner.

Cultural topics
Students will cover a range of topics relating to cultural aspects of Spanish language, as well as studying various aspects of Spanish cultural.

Oral skills
Techniques for developing oral competency in Spanish language will be covered and students will have opportunities to apply these through the use of presentations, role plays, groups discussions etc.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

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