Spanish Advanced Two (FLS3530)

StaffDr Fran Alvarez Lopez - Convenor
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level6
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLS3415/3430 or equivalent
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

The module is appropriate for students who have an A-level (Grade A-C) in the foreign language or equivalent, plus one year of study on an Advanced course. This module is between C1 - C2 Proficient User of the Common European Framework for languages, and aims to:

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of a wide range of advanced grammatical structures of the target language.
  • 2. Read and comprehend a wide range of demanding, longer written and aural texts in most registers, on both concrete and abstract topics in the target language, including articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes and viewpoints.
  • 3. Communicate fluently and spontaneously, both orally or in writing, on complex and abstract topics, use language flexibly and spontaneously for social and professional purposes and produce coherent, cohesive and near-accurate texts in a range of appropriate styles and genres.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. Demonstrate advanced levels of autonomy in language learning, with minimal direction from the teacher.
  • 5. Combine specialised learning aids in a variety of media to class notes and material, including an advanced reference grammar and specialist dictionary, to consolidate his/her learning.

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 6. Work pro-actively with others as part of a team, react and adapt to some unexpected situations as appropriate and solve problem effectively.
  • 7. Apply self-study skills and demonstrate sensitivity to the foreign.
  • 8. Defend one’s view point in a debate and question, evaluate or criticise other viewpoints in interaction.

Syllabus plan

The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and in accordance with the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It covers the following grammar / topics:

Main grammar:

At this level, students are expected to demonstrate competence in the use of all advanced grammatical structures. However, there may be remedial revision / consolidation of the following grammar during the module:

Teaching methods are based on interactive language development tasks, such as pair / group work and include the study of longer and complex texts, oral development work and listening comprehension exercises.

You will be expected to spend time studying outside the class (between 3-5 hours per week) and we provide guidance, facilities and materials to help you develop your expertise as an independent and advanced language learner.

For this module, you will be asked to consolidate your class work by learning advanced vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in Spanish. You will also be expected to complete the exercise on a self-study basis, prepare exercises and activities for the class, write longer assignments and generally acquire a repertoire of advanced and effective language learning strategies.

You will receive regular feedback on your progress from class activities, homework assignments and formative assessment tasks. You will also receive formal feedback on summative assessments such as In-Class Test, including suggestions on how to improve and identify your own strategies for improvement.

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
662340

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities66Language classes
Guided independent study234Preparation and self study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
5 formative tasks covering grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehensionVariable1-7Written and oral
1 in-class formative task in week 12 (during the first two timetabled hours)1.5 hours1-7Written and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
05050

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Oral Test (debate)3017-18 minutes1, 3-8Written and oral
Written Exam502 hours1-5, 7Written and oral
In-Class Listening Test2045 minutes1-2, 4-5, 7Written and oral
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0
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Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
In-Class Test, In Class Listening Test, Writing Task, Written ExamWritten Examination1-5, 7Referral/Deferral period
Oral Test (debate)Oral Test1, 3-8Referral/Deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Oral Test = 25%, Written Examination = 75%

 

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Ana Hermoso and Alicia López, Nuevo Prisma B2. Libro del alumno + CD (Edinumen, 2016). ISBN: 9788498486414.

Ana Hermoso and Alicia López, Nuevo Prisma B2. Libro de ejercicios + CD (Edinumen, 2016). ISBN: 9788498486438.

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/search.php?search=FLS3530

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2010

Last revision date

February 2018 by José C. Tenreiro Prego

Key words search

Spanish, advanced