Short Title:Spanish
Full Title:Spanish
Module Code:SPAN H4017
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By: 
Module Author:Bronach Gollogly
Module Description:The aim of this module is to bring the student to a level where he / she can understand with ease the spoken and written language and to express himself/herself confidently
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Converse confidently on a wide range of topics in Spanish
LO2 Participate actively in debates and discussions in Spanish at an advanced level
LO3 Translate a variety of texts of different styles
LO4 Write in Spanish at an advanced level
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Translation
Focus on consolidating the student’s skills in writing, translation into and out of Spanish.
33.00%
Speaking Skills
Focus on consolidation of spoken and communicative skills in Spanish
33.00%
Reading and writing skills
Focus on consolidation of the comprehension and production of written materials in Spanish
34.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Online reflections in Spanish 4 15.00 Ongoing
Oral Examination/Interview Individual oral examination in Spanish 1,2 20.00 Week 11
Continuous Assessment In-class translation 3 15.00 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Translation, Online reflections, oral examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class-based instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading/Listening/Speaking 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class-based instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Reading/Listening/Speaking 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Spanish-English Dictionary, Collins, Latest Edition
Recommended Book Resources
  • Butt & Benjamin, A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, Latest Edition Ed., Edward Arnold
  • Mateo, Eva 2004, Meta – Books & CD, Latest edition Ed., Authentik
  • Alvarez, Myriam 2001, Ejercicios de escritura – Nivel avanzado, Anaya
  • Bados Ciria, Concepción, Textos literarios y ejercicios (Avanzado), Anaya
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.elpais.es
  • Website: www.elmundo.es
  • Website: www.colby.edu
  • website: www.rtve.es
  • Website: www.espanol-extra.co.uk
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 8 Elective
TA_KACOI_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish) 8 Elective