Short Title:Spanish 8
Full Title:Spanish 8
Module Code:SPAN H1008
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:ADRIAN PAYNE
Module Description:This module aims to improve the students’ existing skills and knowledge in the target language and to provide them with the necessary tools to conduct research in the target language.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Communicate and converse competently in the target language on a range of topics of cultural and socio-economic interest.
LO2 Translate texts of a business nature.
LO3 Analyse and summarise authentic business in spoken and written form in the target language.
LO4 Evaluate material relating to contemporary issues and debates in the country or countries where the target language is spoken.
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) %
General Language (20%)
Further development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Business Language (50%)
Presentation of issues of commercial relevance. Translation of commercial texts from the target language.
Research (30%)
Research and analysis on companies and products in the target language.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Learning outcomes will be assessed using in-class tests, which will assess translation skills and general and business language functions. Students will also be assessed on in-class presentations in the target language.   50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

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/Study 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
  • De Prada, M. 1998, De Hablando de Negocios, Edelsa
  • A selection of relevant web sites (Spanish companies, marketing, international trade issues), n/a
Recommended Book Resources
  • 2005, Schaum’s Outline Spanish Grammar, McGraw Hill
  • Miguel, L 1991, Como Suena 2, Difusion
  • Shepherd, M. & Taylor, R. 2003, Trato Hecho, Hodder & Stoughton
  • Spanish Language Magazines, Authentik, Cambio 16, n/a
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources