Spanish Language and Society 4 (proficiency)
This information is for the 2019/20 session.
Ms Mercedes Coca PEL.6.01i and Ms Maria Lourdes Hernandez Martin PEL.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.
Completion of the Spanish Language and Society 3 (Advanced) course (LN120) or its equivalent is required. An interview with the course co-ordinator prior to registration is compulsory.
Further advanced (up to proficiency) 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 awareness.
10 hours of lectures and 20 hours of classes in the MT. 10 hours of lectures and 20 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of lectures and 2 hours of classes in the ST.
Week 11 in MT and LT structured activities.
Three hours per week, which will feature: (a) interactive topical work; (b) oral practice; (c) grammar and vocabulary work; (d) tutorials; and (e) guided study using IT and web-based materials.
The students will be required to complete weekly language exercises
- F Matte Bon, Gramatica comunicativa del español, Tomo 1 y Tomo 2, Edelsa, 1998
The following works are recommended:
- J P Fussi & J Palafox, España: el Desafio a la Modernidad 1808-1996, Espasa 1997;
- P Preston, Las Tres Españas del 36, 1997;
- P Preston, El Holocausto Español, Debate 2011;
- G Garcia Marquez, Fantasía y creación artística en América Latina y el Caribe 1981;
- N Chomsly, América Latina. de la Colonización a la Globalización, Cátedra, 2003;
- C Fuentes, El Espejo Enterrado, Taurus Bolsillo, 1998.
Students will be advised to buy any relevant materials at the beginning of the course.
Exam (40%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer 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.
Department: Language Centre
Total students 2018/19: 16
Average class size 2018/19: 10
Capped 2018/19: No
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills