Module Details

Module Code: SPAN B8013
Full Title Spanish 8
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner:  
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: To achieve increased fluency, accuracy and range of expressions in both oral and written Spanish.
To develop advanced listening and reading skills.
To foster increased awareness of linguistic weaknesses and apply appropriate strategies to eliminate them.
To enhance students' knowledge of current issues in Spain and Latin America society.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Converse readily and with precision in relation to grammar, idiom, pronunciation, intonation and fluency.
MLO2 Critically analyse and respond to a variety of written texts and audio-visual material.
MLO3 Critically analyse selected works of literature and cinema both orally and in writing.
MLO4 Apply a range of strategies designed to eliminate recurrent errors
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Social Media Spanish
Including phone, text and web-based communications
The world of work II
Advanced vocabulary and resources targeted to availing of employment opportunites
Current affairs II
Radio, television recordings and print articles
Culture
Aspects of contemporary Spanish and Latin American society and life.
Grammar
Grammar covered during previous semesters will be revised and consolidated as part of coursework on an ongoing basis.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work70.00%
Final Examination30.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Group or intercultural project
Assessment Type Oral Examination/Interview % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Oral test
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Aural examination
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Final written examination
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome  
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Schmitt, C.J.. Schaums Outlines: Spanish Grammar, 5th Edition,2008.
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Extracts from RNE, TVE and Euronews.
Other Resources
  • [www.dublin-cervantes.es].
  • [Multi-media language laboratory].
  • [Spanish exchange students currently on campus].
 
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