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Module Title Spanish Language for Commerce IV A
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 14810
Module Lead Rosa Sánchez
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Full Term
Co-requisites Spanish Language for Commerce IV B - (09 14811)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-10 hours
Total: 30 hours
Description In this course, students perfect the knowledge of the Spanish language and linguistic skills that they have acquired during the previous three years, working on translation from Spanish into English and English into Spanish, writing essays, reports and commentaries in Spanish, doing oral and aural comprehension exercises, working on socio-linguistics and text analysis. Particular attention is paid to the language of business, economics and politics, as well as modes of address and the language of advertising.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • understand spoken standard Spanish to a high level;
  • converse fluently and express complex ideas in Spanish;
  • write essays, reports and commentaries in the appropriate register of Spanish
  • Translate different texts and different registers into and from Spanish and English with accuracy.
  • give sophisticated oral presentations using audio-visual aids
Assessment 14810-03 : 2000 word essay : Coursework (15%)
14810-05 : Oral Exam presentation : Practical (20%)
14810-07 : Written Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
14810-08 : Aural Exam 1hr : Practical (15%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment Pattern:
Coursework: One 15% 2000 word guided essay in Spanish, end of first term; Written Examination: 50%: In Spanish (one 350-500 words essay, 1 reading comprehension, 1 350-400 words translation) ; Aural Exam 15%: In Spanish (listening comprehension- 1hr); Oral Exam 20%: In Spanish (a 15 minutes oral presentation on a free topic –previously agreed with tutor: guided oral presentations- with a 5 minutes question session afterwards)
Reassessment: Not available (final year module)
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