Demonstrate team working ability through group work
Demonstrate an ability to manage their time and prioritise workloads.
A synopsis of the curriculum
This module is intended for students from any discipline at the University of Kent who wish to do a Spanish wild-module at GCSE level. This intermediate post-GCSE course will be a follow-on course from LS315 Learning Spanish 1B in their first year and will lead onto the LS566 Learning Spanish 2B in Spring term and onto the LS504 Learning Spanish 3B (Post A level) module in the following year. The main aims of the module are to consolidate and expand knowledge of the grammar and structure of the language, and to promote a high level of skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. A secondary aim is to increase awareness of Spanish and Latin American cultural contexts and linguistic expressions through the use of the module textbook and material adapted from real-life sources.
Indicative Reading List
ALONSO RAYA, R. et al. (2011). Gramática básica del estudiante de español. Barcelona: Difusión.
SANCHEZ, A. (2010). Cumbre. Nivel medio. Libro del alumno - Coursework book. Madrid: SGEL
SANCHEZ, A. (2010). Cumbre. Nivel medio. Libro del alumno. Students exercise book. Madrid: SGEL
SANCHEZ, A. (2010). Cumbre. Nivel medio. Libro del alumno. Audio CDS Madrid: SGEL
Learning and Teaching Methods, including the nature and number of contact hours and the total study hours which will be expected of students, and how these relate to achievement of the intended module learning outcomes
Total number of hours required for this module: 150 (30 contact hours plus 120 hours personal study)
Total of contact 30 hours in Autumn term:
2 language seminars (2 hours per week), related to the achievement of learning outcomes 11.1-3, 11.5-7 and 12.1-6.
1 conversation class (1 hour per week), related to the achievement of learning outcomes 11.4, 12.1, 12.3 and 12.5.
In addition to 3 contact hours in the classroom, students are expected to invest at least 12 hours of personal study and preparation for this module per week in the Autumn term (related to the achievement of learning outcomes 12.2, 12.4 and 12.6). The total hours of personal study that students are expected to invest in this module are 120.
Assessment methods and how these relate to testing achievement of the intended module learning outcomes
This module will be assessed by 100% coursework.
Written test (40%, 1 hour, week 12): the written test will assess learning outcomes 11. 1-3, 11.6 and 12.3.
Listening Test (20%, 30-40 minutes in week 12): the listening test will assess learning outcomes 11.5, and 12.3.
Oral Test (20%, oral presentation in groups, 20-25 minutes, week 12): the oral test will assess learning outcomes 11.1, 11.4, 12.1, 12.3 and 12.5.
Essay (8%, 600 words, week 6): the essay will assess learning outcomes 11.2-3, 11.6 and 12.2-3, 12.6. The essay titles will be related to some of the cultural and socio-linguistic Spanish and Spanish American issues studied in the module.
Reading Comprehension (6%, 400 words, week 4): the reading comprehension will assess learning outcomes 11.3 and12.2.
Portfolio (6%, 400 words, week 8): the portfolio will assess learning outcomes 11.2-3, 11.6-11.7 and 12.2-4, 12.6.
All the assignments for this module will be written in Spanish.
Implications for learning resources, including staff, library, IT and space
The language seminars and oral classes are taught by Hispanic Studies Staff and part-time language teachers. Use of Media Lab for self-study, no extra resources required for the library.
The School recognises and has embedded the expectations of current disability equality legislation, and supports students with a declared disability or special educational need in its teaching. Within this module we will make reasonable adjustments wherever necessary, including additional or substitute materials, teaching modes or assessment methods for students who have declared and discussed their learning support needs. Arrangements for students with declared disabilities will be made on an individual basis, in consultation with the University’s disability/dyslexia support service, and specialist support will be provided where needed.
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