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SP40A5: SPANISH LANGUAGE 7 (2018-2019)

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 including translation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 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, writing and translation 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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 7 - 17, 25 - 35
  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 26, 28, 30, 32, 35
  • 1 Oral during University weeks 7 - 17, 25 - 35, 25 - 35

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt:

Continuous assessment (10%)

Two writing portfolios based on homework assignments (15%)

1 three-hour written examination (reading, grammar, and vocabulary) (25%)

1 three-hour written examination (writing and translation) (20%)

Oral examination (30%).

Resit: written examination (70%) and oral examination (30%)

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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