Short Title:Spanish
Full Title:Spanish
Module Code:SPAN H2012
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Angela Feeney
Module Author:Bronach Gollogly
Module Description:The aim of this module is to build on the student's knowledge of the grammatical structures and appropriate vocabulary necessary to comprehend, communicate and function with ease in Spanish and to understand the socio-cultural, professional and academic environment of Spain and other Spanish countries consistent with Level A2 of the Common European Framework for Language Learning.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Converse in Spanish on both general and specific topics pertaining to the social and professional environment
LO2 Read and demonstrate an understanding of selected articles of both a general and semi-specialised nature
LO3 Assess and discuss selected materials in the social media domain, including audiovisual materials,
LO4 Write accurately in Spanish on a range of topics of a general and semi-specialised nature
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) %
Focus on further development of written production in different registers in Spanish
Focus on further development of speaking and communicative skills in Spanish
Focus on developing listening and communicative skills in Spanish
Focus on comprehension of written texts pertaining to socio-cultural, academic and professional environments
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 Write online reflections based on meetings with Tandem partners 1,4 10.00 Ongoing
Assignment In class and online written assignments 2,4 25.00 Ongoing
Continuous Assessment In class listening & functional spoken tasks 3 15.00 Ongoing
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,4 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
Online reflections, written and listening assignments

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 Self-directed learning based on social media content 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Collins Bilingual Dictionary, Latest Edition Ed., Collins
  • Butt & Benjamin, A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, Latest Edition Ed., Edward Arnold
Recommended Book Resources
  • Diccionario Inglés a Espanol de Computación, Universal Publishers
  • Schmitt, Conrad 2013, Schaum's Outline of Spanish Grammar, 6th Ed., McGraw Hill Professional New York
  • 2013, Gente Hoy 2, Difusión
  • Rojas & Curry, Gramática Esencial, Latest Edition Ed., Houghton Mifflin
  • 2013, Aura Internacional 2, Difusión
  • Alvárez, Myriam, Ejercicios de escritura, Nivel Medio, Latest Edition Ed., Anaya
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 3 Elective
TA_KACOI_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish) 3 Elective