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Modern Spanish Language II

Module Code: HP201
Module Name: Modern Spanish Language II
Module Credits: 30

The aim of this module is to further extend and refine competence in modern Spanish. Emphasis is placed on the four key skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing and on the deepening of both grammatical understanding and the appropriate use of advanced linguistic structures, vocabulary, and register in spoken and written discourse. The course aims to reinforce your mastery of the language in a wide range of authentic situations. At the end of the course you will be able to understand discourse about concrete and abstract topics, to give presentations about different topics, to report on the results of your independent reading and research, and to state your point of view and support it with solid arguments. You will make use of authentic resources from around the Hispanic world, including films, books, articles, newspapers, television and radio. You will complete a range of self-study activities through our multimedia VLE (Moodle) and take part in our virtual language exchange with students in Latin America and Spain.

Course books:

Spanish grammar in context, 3rd Edition. Autor: Juan Kattan Ibarra & Angela Howkins. Publisher: Routledge.

Assessment Method:

Listening comprehension and language in use assessment (20%)

Translation assessment (15%)

Oral exam (25%)

Final exam (40%)

Dr Clemencia Rodas-Pérez

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2017-18 classes:

Terms 1, 2 and 3:

  • Language class (2 hrs)
  • Aural, oral and presentation skills (1 hr)
  • Intensive reading and translation (1 hr)