Short Title:Spanish
Full Title:Spanish
Module Code:SPAN H2013
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 consolidate the student's knowledge of the grammatical structures and relevant vocabulary necessary to comprehend, communicate and function with greater ease and accuracy in Spanish and to understand the socio-cultural, professional and academic environment of Spain and Spanish speaking countries, consistent with Level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework for Language Learning
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Converse more competently in Spanish on topics of a general, specific and professional nature
LO2 Read and demonstrate an understanding of articles of both a general and subject-specific nature
LO3 Illustrate a comprehension of selected audiovisual materials of a general and subject-specific nature
LO4 Write accurately in Spanish on a range of topics
LO5 Present and discuss materials relating to the socio-cultural and/or social media domain
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 comprehension of written texts of a sociocultural, professional and academic nature
Focus on further development of speaking and communciative skills in Spanish
Focus on further development of listening and communicative skills in Spanish
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment In-class and online written assignments 2,3,4 20.00 Ongoing
Reflective Journal Online reflections based on meetings with Tandem partner 2,4 10.00 Ongoing
Oral Examination/Interview Oral examination and/or functional style tasks 1 20.00 Week 11
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
Oral, written translation and online reflections

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, online listening, speaking, writing and reading tasks and activities 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
  • Bilingual Spanish Dictionary, n/a, latest edition Ed., Collins
  • Butt & Benjamin, A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, Latest Edition Ed.
Recommended Book Resources
  • 2013, Aula Internacional 2, Difusión
  • 2013, Gente Hoy 2, Difusión
  • Alvárez, Myriam, Ejercicios de escritura, Nivel Medio, Latest Edition Ed., Anaya
  • Schmitt, Conrad 2013, Schaum's Outline of Spanish Grammar, 6th Ed., McGraw Hill professional New York
  • Rojas & Curry, Gramática Esencial, Latest Edition Ed.
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 4 Elective
TA_KACOI_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish) 4 Elective