LANG07050 2016 Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 3 Semester 2

General Details

Full Title
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 3 Semester 2
Transcript Title
Spanish PLC 3.2
75 %
Subject Area
LANG - Foreign Language
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Deborah Keegan, Joan Morrison, Maria Diaz-Caneja, Martine Lucas, Sarah OBeirne, Cristina Ettedgui Larkin, Clare Kelly-Lahon
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_B(ADD_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in (Add On) L7 SG_BMARK_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in Marketing L7 (Add On) SG_BINTR_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in International Marketing Erasmus SG_BMKTG_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Marketing L7 (Add On)

This module  aims to continue 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.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


continue 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 spontanieity 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 aspect of business which relates to their field of specialization.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Language seminars
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Cultural / business project
  • Language Lab

Module Assessment Strategies

Linguistic ability will be assessed in:

  • role-play
  • written tests
  • written assignments
  • listening tests
  • oral presentation of project from semester 3.1
  • oral interview

Repeat Assessments

  • All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly.

Indicative Syllabus

Listening: Can understand with more ease than in previous semester extended speech and lectures on topics which are reasonably familiar.

Reading: Canread articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems and literary prose more independently.

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 orally present findings from research during previous semester (Spanish 3.1) 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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Oral exams Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5,6
2 Continuous Assessment Written assignments and exams Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Language Laboratory Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Homework/research/study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
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

Recommended Reading
2012 Prisma nivel B2 cwiczenia Nowela
ISBN 8495986507 ISBN-13 9788495986504
Recommended Reading
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.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Martin, R.M and and  Ellis, M. (2007) Pasos 2 (3rd Edition), Hodder Education, U.K.

(Or any other textbook considered appropriate to this level)

Other Resources

Spanish dictionary

CD and Activity book to accompany Pasos 2

Articles provided by lecturer from newspapers, journals, magazines, dealing with relevant cultural, economical and social issues.

films and documentaries 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.

Additional Information