LANG07049 2016 Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 3 Semester 1
This module aims to progress the language skills relevant to an intermediate level in the target language and to continue to develop fluency and levels of comprehension so that the student can interact in a native speaking environment with ease.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
progress to achieving Level B2 (Independent User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines)
understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics relating to their fields of interest
produce clear detailed text on a range of subjects which correspond to their areas of interest
interact with increased fluency and spontaneity so that regular interaction with native speakers is possible without strain for either party
explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
present certain aspects of business which relate to their field of specialization, for example, in marketing.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Language seminars
- Listening and comprehension
- Cultural / business project
- Language Lab
Module Assessment Strategies
Linguistic ability will be assessed in:
- oral interview.
- written test
- listening tests
- written project
- All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly.
Listening: Can begin to understand extended speech and lectures on topics which are reasonably familiar.
Reading: Can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems and literary prose.
Spoken Interaction: Caninteract with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible.
Spoken Production: Can present clear descriptions on a range of subjects related to their field of interest.
Writing: Can write clear and correct text on a range of subjects related to their interests; can write short reports passing on information and letters relating to personal and relevant business issues.
Cultural Awareness: Can research and present a written project on some aspect of business relevant to their field of study, showing awareness of differences between Spanish culture and their own national culture.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment Oral exams||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,4,5|
|2||Continuous Assessment Written assignments and exams||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
Required & Recommended Book List
2007-05-30 Prisma B2 Avanza: Student Book + CD (Spanish Edition) Editorial Edinumen
ISBN 8498480035 ISBN-13 9788498480030
Book by Club Prisma Team, Gelabert, Maria Jose
2012 Prisma nivel B2 cwiczenia Nowela
ISBN 8495986507 ISBN-13 9788495986504
2014-06-01 Espana Contemporanea 2014: Historia - Sociedad - Economia (Spanish Edition) Sociedad General Espanola de Libreria
ISBN 8497786114 ISBN-13 9788497786119
17 unidades que presentan textos sobre la historia, la economia; la sociedad de los ultimos 30 anos de nuestro pais. Secciones de preguntas para trabajar la comprension del texto; el debate en clase. Propuesta de ampliacion e investigacion sobre el tema a traves de numerosas paginas web que incluyen material audiovisual. Se completa con la propuesta de dos comentarios de texto que completan la informacion de la unidad. Espana contemporanea acerca al alumno documentos historicos; material de prensa. This work is a reference book for foreign students of advanced level which are interested in contemporary Spain. It gives an overview of the social, economic and historical aspects of present Spain. There is a wide variety of activities and many references to Internet.
Martin, R.M. and Ellis, M. (2007) Pasos 2 (3rd Edition), , Hodder Education, U.K.
(Or any other textbook considered appropriate to this level)
Articles provided by lecturer from newspapers, journals, magazines, dealing with relevant cultural, economical and social issues.
films dealing with above issues.
Back-up texts and a range of specialized dictionaries in the library.
Subscription to the newspapers El Pais and La Vanguardia, and to the news magazines Cambio 16 and Economia.