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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This is the final Spanish language course within the degree that will provide students with advanced comprehension and writing skills in general and specialised registers.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Ms Lourdes Parra

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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Course Description

Building on Spanish Language 6 this course is topic-based, and aims to enable students to identify and use, accurately and fluently, a further range of advanced lexical and syntactical features, and linguistic registers. Reading and writing skills are further honed though the exploitation of a wide variety of literary, journalistic and other Spanish and Latin-American texts. Aural and oral skills will be further developed through the linguistic exploitation of Spanish and Latin-American programmes and films, and other activities. Special attention will be paid to further advanced grammatical areas which are still likely to cause difficulty to students by focusing on advanced writing skills. The course curriculum reflects the emphasis placed on self-directed learning and private study at this level.

Further Information & Notes

Open only to students in Senior Honours in Hispanic Studies. This is a full year course.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment; 4 written assessments(25%); 2 three-hour written examinations (25% each); oral examination (25%) Resit: written examination (75%)and oral examination (25%)

Formative Assessment

Regular formative assessments of different aspects of written Spanish language. Continuous formative feedback on spoken Spanish.


Written and /or verbal feedback is given on all assessments. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both grammar classes and oral classes.

Course Learning Outcomes


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