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This subject enhances students’ language and intercultural skills in Spanish. On its successful completion, students will be equipped to describe emotions, places and people in a variety of ways. They will be able to communicate about the self and others through reading and writing personal stories and short critical texts. Watching authentic Spanish and Latin American short films and news as well as reading essays, short literary texts and newspapers from different Spanish-speaking countries will provide students with some in-depth knowledge about culturally and politically significant topics in the Spanish-speaking world and Hispanic cultures. They will become confident conversing in everyday informal and some formal situations, and they will showcase their communicative skills in an audio-visual group project producing a short video together. By the end of the semester, students will be able to use a variety of structures and vocabulary in the Spanish language including present and past tenses. Additionally, students will enhance their digital literacy and practice skills as well as a number of skills relevant to a workplace environment, such as problem-solving, teamwork, clear communication, self-evaluation, information literacy and professionalism.
Part of the assessment of this subject will contribute to the ePortfolio students develop in their Spanish and Latin American Studies subjects. This digital platform offers the opportunity to showcase relevant workplace skills and digital and intercultural competencies in the target language, as well as individual interests and ideas.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Write simple letters, brief synopses and paraphrases, summaries of biographical data, work and school experience;
- Engage in analytical and critical dialogue about identified situations in which the Hispanic cultures are represented.
- Recognise and understand different Iberian and Latin American varieties of Spanish language and cultural traditions in the Hispanic world;
- Take a critical approach towards the stereotyping and exploitation of Spanish and Latin American icons;
- Demonstrate increasing familiarity with the variety of histories, stories and traditions in the Hispanic World, acknowledging their unique cultural diversity and variety of idiosyncratic artistic expressions including literary and cinematic genres;
- Maintain a casual conversation entirely in Spanish with a reasonable level of mutual comprehension;
- Use organisational patterns and their most frequent discourse markers both in oral and written formal and informal production;
- Produce increasingly coherent and cohesive discourse in a variety of media;
- Create a short written and/or recorded report.
At the completion of this subject, students should have:
- enhanced oral and written intercultural communication skills;
- enhanced analytical and critical skills;
- initiated research skills;
- improved time management and work planning skills;
- developed reflective skills on second‐language learning as a personal challenge;
- developed reflective skills about themselves as learner, being able to identify and describe any perceived learning difficulty;
- enhanced information literacy skills;
- enhanced relevant digital literacy and practice skills;
- enhanced relevant workplace skills;
Last updated: 3 December 2022