SPAN06004 2021 Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.2

General Details

Full Title
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.2
Transcript Title
Spanish Language, Culture and
75 %
Subject Area
SPAN - Spanish
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2021 - Full Academic Year 2021-22
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mr. John Kelleher, Clare Kelly-Lahon, Juan Manuel Real Espinosa
Programme Membership
SG_BINTE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in International Tourism with Event Management SG_BMKTG_B07 202000 Bachelor of Business in Marketing SG_BMARK_H08 202000 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BACCO_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting L6 SG_BADMN_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BBUSI_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies L6 SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio) SG_BBUSS_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BFINA_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Finance and Investment SG_BSALE_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BINTE_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Marketing and Languages

This Module expands on the range of skills attained in Semester 3 so that the student should be equipped to perform at CEFR Level A2.  Insight into Spanish-speaking cultures and societies continues in tandem with the student's developing language skills.  Contemporary media, authentic text, video clips and film will be used.  This module also serves as preparation for those students who may choose to spend one or two Semesters studying at an Erasmus partner institution in Spain during Year 3.

Learning Outcomes

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


Perform confidently at CEFR Level A2


OVERALL READING COMPREHENSION Can read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes, and using appropriate reference sources selectively. Has a broad active reading vocabulary, but may experience some difficulty with low-frequency idioms.


OVERALL SPOKEN PRODUCTION Can reasonably fluently sustain a straightforward description of one of a variety of subjects within his/her field of interest, presenting it as a linear sequence of points.


OVERALL WRITTEN PRODUCTION Can write straightforward connected texts on a range of familiar subjects within his field of interest, by linking a series of shorter discrete elements into a linear sequence.


AUDIO-VISUAL RECEPTION: Can follow a TV commercial or a trailer for or scene from a film, understanding what the actors are talking about, provided that the images are a great help in understanding and the delivery is clear and relatively slow.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Language seminars

Listening and comprehension

Cultural project work

Audio-visual and Modern Media materials


Module Assessment Strategies

Role plays

Oral presentations.

Written test 

Project presentation

Portfolio assessment

Voice and video recordings

Repeat Assessments

All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Perform confidently at Level A2 (Basic User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).
2. Understand and modify sentences and freqently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance not covered at Level 2.1 (e.g. very basic personal and family information,
shopping, local geography, employment).
3. Without assistance communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
4. Describe, using a full range of vocabulary appropriate to the Level, aspects of his/her background; immediate environment; the world of work; and matters in areas of immediate need.
5. Demonstrate awareness of grammatical accuracy appropriate to the Level
6. Make an oral presentation on a chosen aspect of Spanish speaking world.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Oral Exam oral tests Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Other Exam written and aural tests Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2014-03-11 Gente Hoy: Libro del alumno + CD 2 (B1) Difusion Centro de Publicacion y Publicaciones de Idiomas, S.L.
ISBN 8415640374 ISBN-13 9788415640370

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