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Module Title LH Spanish Language for Commerce 4A
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 33899
Module Lead Rosa Sanchez
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites LI Spanish Language II (Commerce) B - (09 33902) LI Spanish Language II (Commerce) A - (09 33900)
Co-requisites LH Spanish Language for Commerce 4B - (09 33907)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Guided independent study-70 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module presents a fusion of linguistic and analytical competencies to allow students to build on the subject expertise acquired in previous Language for Commerce modules and explain the significance and relevance of that knowledge. Through the interrelation of comprehension, speaking, listening and writing, students on the module will develop their understanding and expertise in the Spanish language, with specific reference to key debates in the Spanish-speaking world. Speaking will not be directly assessed in semester 1, but oral debate, conversing and expressing complex ideas in the target language with reference toon the module’s topics will assist with the end of term written assignment, as well as pre-pare students for the format of the oral exam at the end of the second term. The module will build on knowledge acquired in previous Language for Commerce modules to prepare students for expressing ideas in sophisticated written Spanish and being able to translate both from Spanish into English and from English into Spanish.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken standard Spanish to a high level (C1).
  • 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.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
700 words summary and analysis of an article in Spanish (40%)
1 hour Aural exam (20%)
1.5 hour Grammar/Translation-test (40%)

No resits are permitted in final year. If students miss the assessed task owing to extenuating circumstances, the failed task would be rescheduled at a later date.
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