SPAN08012 2021 Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 4.2
This Module as in the previous Semester consolidates skills at CEFR B1 and in addition initiates progression towards CEFR Level B2. The level of linguistic and cultural knowledge acquired will enable confident interaction with native speakers of the language in everyday and in basic professional situations. In addition, the student should feel enabled to further her/his language skills after graduation from this programme whether through travel, work or further studies.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Perform confidently at CEFR Level B1 (independent user) and begin to progress towards CEFR Level B2. Students who have spent a semester / year in a Spanish-speaking environment will be encouraged to continue progression towards CEFR Level B2.
OVERALL READING COMPREHENSION Can read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes, and using appropriate reference sources selectively. Has a broad active reading vocabulary, but may experience some difficulty with low-frequency idioms.
OVERALL SPOKEN PRODUCTION Can give clear, detailed descriptions and presentations on a wide range of subjects related to his/her field of interest, expanding and supporting ideas with subsidiary points and relevant examples.
OVERALL WRITTEN PRODUCTION Can write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects related to his field of interest, synthesising and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources.
AUDIO-VISUAL RECEPTION: Can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. Can understand documentaries, live interviews, talk shows, plays and the majority of films in the standard form of the language.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Listening and comprehension
Cultural/business project work
Audio-visual and Modern Media materials
Module Assessment Strategies
Project: written and oral presentation
Voice and video recordings
All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly
Understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussion in his/her field of specialisation
Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity (higher in those who have lived in a country in which the target language is spoken) which makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party
Self-correct when speaking/writing in the target language
Understand and appreciate various historical, political and social issues relevant to the main country in which the target language is spoken and start to acquire an awareness of other countries across the globe where the target language is spoken
Carry out personal research in the target language using appropriate resources.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Aural, written reports/project, essays.||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Oral exams, presentations.||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent learning||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2015-10-27 Gente Hoy: Libro del alumno + CD 3 (B2) Difusion Centro de Publicacion y Publicaciones de Idiomas, S.L.
ISBN 8415640404 ISBN-13 9788415640400