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Spanish 7 (LL303) (not running in 2014/15)

Summary

Level:

Advanced. The module is offered to students who have lived in a Spanish speaking country and /or have successfully completed Spanish 6.

Main Objectives:

This module is designed to enable the students to use the Spanish language in furtherance of their career by familiarising them with aspects of Hispanic language and institutions, the way of life, culture, history and politics of Spain and Latin America.

Credits:

30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS.

Teaching:

One 2-hour language class each week for 22 weeks.
Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore the minimum expected amount of study is 240 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required.Students can make use of Languages@Warwick (our virtual learning environment) to facilitate this.

Tutors:

Santiago Oyarzabal and Juan Antonio Caldero Cornejo.

 

Course Books:

Nuevo prisma C1 - Libro del alumno + CD, Edinumen, ISBN: 978-84-9848-253-9

Nuevo prisma C1 - Libro de ejercicios + CD, Edinumen, ISBN: 978-84-9848-255-3

English-Spanish Dictionary, Collins/OUP Spanish-English

These books can be purchased from the University Bookshop, telephone: (024) 7652 3388.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students will have:

  • acquired a high level knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language, in academic, social and professional contexts;
  • acquired a high-level of competence in reading and comprehension, analysing, synthesising and evaluating written texts from various sources, including a literary work;
  • further developed competence in writing, with a high level of fluency and accuracy and in an appropriate register. Learnt to construct and sustain complex arguments in writing inSpanish;
  • further developed listening skills and being able to understand complex discussions on current issues from authentic material in Spanish;
  • learnt to communicate complex information, ideas and arguments at near native speaker level;
  • in particular, demonstrating high-level knowledge and understanding of Spanish vocabulary, structures, registers and varieties of the language, as well as have a good command of idiomatic expressions and colloquialism;
  • learnt to construct and sustain complex arguments orally in Spanish.Furthered their awareness and appreciation of the culture from Spain and Latin America.

Course Description

This module will put emphasis on the following:

  • further developing communicative skills in order to enable the student to reach a high level of language proficiency;
  • analysing important issues in Spanish and Latin American societies;
  • developing high critical and analytical skills in the study of contemporary written and aural documents;
  • enabling the student to operate effectively in academic, professional and social contexts;
  • broadening cultural understanding and appreciation of Spanish and Latin American contemporary societies.

Syllabus

  • The module is taught entirely in Spanish.
  • It is organised around such aspects as current affairs and society and culture, and analysing any topical issues arising.
  • Students will be encouraged to build up a port-folio on a contemporary topic of their choice.