Spanish in the Workplace (FLS3815)
|Staff||Mr Diego Soto Hernando - Lecturer|
|Pre-requisites||Completion of FLS2315 / 2330 or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
Spanish in the Workplace is intended for students who have successfully completed FLS2330 Spanish Intermediate 2 or who have an A level (Grade A*-B) or equivalent.
This module aim to:
review and consolidate the advanced structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in work related situations
interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without much strain and produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
build on knowledge of the sociocultural aspects of the regions/countries in which Spanish is spoken and continue to develop transferable and intercultural skills necessary for studying and/or working abroad in a Spanish-speaking country
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of advanced grammatical structures of the target language
- 2. Read and comprehend a wide range of demanding, longer written texts 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 and in writing, and use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes and produce clear, well structured written text on complex subjects, expressing points of view at some length.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. Demonstrate autonomy in language learning, with reduced direction from the teacher
- 5. Combine available 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 creatively and flexibly, react and adapt to situations as appropriate and solve problem
- 7. Indicate developing skills of self-study and their application and awareness of and sensitivity to the foreign culture
The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring advanced grammar structures in a communicative context and in accordance with the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
It covers the following grammar and topics (Note this list is only indicative):
- Main grammar: Past tenses, agreement of past participles, subjunctive, logical connectors (cause, consequence and aim, opposition and restriction), simple and complex relative pronouns, passive, future tenses, expression of hypothesis and conditional, comparison, direct & indirect object pronouns, language registers, indirect speech, etc.
- Main Topics: work, tourism, international relations, global engagement, etc.
Teaching methods are based on interactive language development tasks, such as pair / group work , and include the study of texts with comprehension exercises, 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 language learner.
For this module, you will be asked to consolidate your class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in Spanish. You will also be expected to complete exercises on a self-study basis, prepare exercises and activities for the class, write assignments and generally acquire a repertoire of effective language learning strategies (such as proofreading, self-editing and self-correcting).
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 the 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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||44||Language classes|
|Guided independent study||106||Preparation and self study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|4 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)||Variable||1-7||Written and oral|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|In-Class Test||25||1.5 Hours||1-7||Written Feedback|
|Oral Test||25||8/9 minutes||1-3, 7||Written Feedback|
|Exam||50||2 Hours||1-7||Written Feedback|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Oral Test||Oral Test||1, 3-7||Refer/Defer period|
|Written Exam, In Class Test, In Class Listening Test||Written Exam||1-7||Refer/Defer period|
Oral Test = 25%, Written Examination = 75%
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages
Indicative learning resources - Other resources
Available as distance learning?
Last revision date
February 2017 by José C. Tenreiro Prego
Key words search
spanish, advanced, workplace, business