Spanish Language and Society 1 (beginner)
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Ms Lourdes Hernandez Martin TW3.6.01.L and Mr Rafael Penas Cruz TW3.6.01.L
Available as an outside option to all undergraduate and General Course students. Students can take this course in any year of their studies following approval from the teacher responsible and subject to their own programme regulations.
- No previous knowledge of Spanish is required; students with limited prior knowledge may be considered for the course subject to an interview with the course co-ordinator.
- Please contact one of the teachers responsible before registering for this course.
- If you are thinking of taking this course in your 2nd or 3rd year, it is advisable to contact one of the teachers responsible before the summer vacation.
- Beginners to intermediate study of the Spanish language through themes related to Spanish-speaking societies within the framework of social sciences and culture.
- In a dynamic and communicative way the course develops all four language skills (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing) through individual and group work, topical discussions, authentic and studio-based multi-media materials.
- The focus is on accuracy as well as communication that advance students’ language competence, transferable skills and cultural critical awareness.
60 hours of classes in the MT. 60 hours of classes in the LT. 6 hours of classes in the ST.
Week 11 of MT and LT will provide structured learning activities related to the course.
Six hours per week, which will feature: (a) interactive topical work; (b) oral practise; (c) grammar and vocabulary work; (d) tutorials; and (e) guided study using IT and web-based materials.
Students will be required to complete weekly tasks.
- Students will be advised on relevant materials at the beginning of the course
Exam (40%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Oral examination (20%) in the ST.
Continuous assessment (40%) in the MT and LT.
Language courses map to the Common European Framework for Language Learning. This framework defines linguistic proficiency in the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) at different levels. To pass this course, students are therefore required to achieve a pass mark in each element of the assessment (continuous assessment, oral and written exams), as these test all four skills.
Student performance results
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2016/17: 16
Average class size 2016/17: 8
Capped 2016/17: Yes (24)
Value: One Unit
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
Course survey results
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" score
The scores below are average responses.
Response rate: 86%
Reading list (Q2.1)
Course satisfied (Q2.4)