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

Spanish Advanced 2 is intended for students who have successfully completed FLS3415-30 Spanish Advanced 1 or who have an A level (Grade A*-B) plus one year of further study on an Advanced course or equivalent.

On the completion of this module, students will be at the level of B2+ / low C1 (as Exit level) - Proficient User of the Common European Framework for languages, and will be able to:

review and consolidate solid advanced structures of the target language, developing both idiomatic vocabulary and range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in everyday and academic situations.

further develop and embed active and passive advanced language skills, including comprehension skills in listening and reading, with particular emphasis placed on the advanced skills necessary for effective and fluid oral and written communication in the target language at an advanced level to engage with a series of material on the same theme and/or question with a critical perspective.

explain the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in students' field of specialisation.

build on knowledge of advanced sociocultural aspects of the regions/countries in which the language in spoken and continue to develop transferable and intercultural skills necessary for studying, living and/or working in a Spanish-speaking country.

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
6 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension) Variable1-8Oral and Written feedback

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
06040

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
In-Class Written Test201.5 hour test1-5, 7Written
Oral Test (debate)2517-18 minutes1, 3, 8Written
Written Exam402 hours1-5, 7Written
In-Class Listening and Writing Task1545 minutes1-2, 4-5, 7Written
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0

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 2017 by José C. Tenreiro Prego

Key words search

Spanish, advanced