20 credits at level HE4
This module is designed to build upon existing language skills and knowledge acquired at Stage 1 or equivalent. It will develop competence in a range of language tasks performed in familiar work and social contexts.
In addition this module will equip students with a set of transferable skills.
Personal interests, job positions, roles, organisation. Social arrangements and requirements (food, accommodation travel, health…) products and services. Common problems. Instructions. Opinions, requirements and intentions.
Common numerical data (numbers, dates, time, prices, quantity)
2. Language Knowledge
Vocabulary, tenses and verbal morphology, articles, pronouns and prepositions, expressions for requirements, instructions and opinions, social conventions.
3. Socio-cultural aspects
Class contact time will be used for presentation and practice of language. Students will be required to participate actively to group and pair work. During class time the emphasis will be on speaking and listening but reading and writing skills will be taught too and further developed in self-study time. Learning, teaching and and assessment will aim to develop transferable skills as well as language learning skills and subject knowledge.
Audio, visual and IT resources will help present language in a variety of forms and contexts.
Students will be encouraged to structure actively their learning through the completion of portfolio-based coursework.
Portfolio work and assessment preparation 70
Personal study 74
TOTAL = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to perform a range of language tasks in familiar work and social contexts and use language to meet the needs of routine and some non-routine situations.||
-be able to obtain general and specific information, recognize data and facts by listening to a variety of sources, some unfamiliar
-ask for information and provide information using straightforward vocabulary and structures
-express opinions on familiar topics
-obtain specific information by reading general texts on familiar matters and use reference source to process unknown information
produce correct written text for simple tasks such as notes, messages and simple letters.
|2.||be able to extract and process information, handle messages, overcome information gaps, generalise about language patterns, understand metalinguistic terms and evaluate own learning||
identify, retrieve and utilise information from aural and written sources
-use skimming and scanning techniques
-process messages:understand, memorise and recall information
-generalise about language patterns
evaluate learning process
|3.||be able to use a range of language-learning skills and use intercultural competence
-use language learning strategies
-know how to consult reference sources
-memorise active and passive vocabulary
-use appropriate registers
-manipulate grammatical forms
|4.||be able to communicate effectively||be able to establish and maintain contact|
|5.||acquire self-management skills||
-manage learning time
-set yourself learning objectives
-evaluate own learning
-organise and present a comprehensive portfolio of work
|6.||use language learning technology and IT resources
||-use a range of audio- visual and IT resources, including the internet|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio of work (LSRW)||Listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
María Utrera Cejudo
A first Language Course
Hodder & Stoughton 2004
P. Muñoz & M.Thacker
A Spanish Learning Grammar
Collins Spanish-English English-Spanish
Harper Collins 2002
|Host Subject Group:||Management|
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