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FL30227: Spanish stage 6 semester 2 (6 credits)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Foreign Languages Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: FL30227 Re-assessment Work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The course aims to further develop a sophisticated use of language, both orally and in writing.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the course students will be able to
* Engage with relative ease in spoken interaction on complex and abstract topics using an appropriate range of grammatical structures, vocabulary and discourse markers.
* Relate their presentations and contributions in a discussion skilfully to those of other speakers.
* Understand most of the implications and intentions of spoken language, including humour and irony, delivered in a range of accents and registers and at any natural speed
* Understand with relative ease most styles, registers and nuances of speech
* Understand with relative ease lengthy texts in most registers, with recourse to reference materials for specialised topics
* Write clearly in a range of appropriate styles on complex topics in a range of genres
* Write coherent, cohesive and accurate texts where errors and slips do not compromise the communicative effectiveness of the writing
* Translate short texts on non specialist topics from English into the target language, without the use of a dictionary.

Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing in the target language - all assessed
Interpersonal skills, communication, team skills - facilitated
IT skills - facilitated
Intercultural skills - facilitated and taught
Autonomous learning - facilitated
Research and organisational skills - facilitated
Cognitive - taught.

This course provides a framework for developing a sophisticated use of language through use of challenging and interesting reading and audio-visual material not encountered in Semester 1, to stimulate discussions and debates. Factual texts will extend students' knowledge and appreciation of various cultural, social, economic and political issues in countries where the target language is spoken. In addition to developing overall linguistic proficiency, one hour a week will be spent on improving students' ability to manipulate the target language by translating short texts from English into the target language and related activities, including contrasting analysis of grammar systems, vocabulary extension activities and additional reading.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

FL30227 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AKB17 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Spanish Language (with Industrial Placement) (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USCM-AAB17 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Spanish Language (with Study Year Abroad) (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

FL30227 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB06 : BSc (hons) Computer Science (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc (hons) Computer Science (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USCM-AAB07 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
Foreign Languages Centre School of Management
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.