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Spaans Module 6 (Academic Spanish)

Vak 2017-2018

Admission requirements

Spanish 5 or equivalent recommended (contact tutor for guidance).

Description

This language course builds on skills acquired in Spanish 5 and aims to develop students’ oral and written communication skills to an advanced level, with an emphasis on academic speech and writing skills. In addition, the class seeks to develop awareness of dialect, register, and stylistic differences in Spanish while studying and debating academic and journalistic articles related to history/public policy, literature/cultural analysis, and linguistics. This is an interactive course in which a variety of authentic materials are used and students play an active role in weekly discussions.

Course objectives

This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Authentic materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based).
European Framework for Languages:
Listening B2
Reading B2
Spoken B2
Writing B2

Timetable

Timetable LAS

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

Total course load: 5EC = 140 hrs

Seminar attendance: 42 hours (6 hours per week x 7 weeks)
Assignments and preparation: 42 hours (6 hours per week x 7 weeks)
Tests and Test Preparation: 28 hours
Composition: 28 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Weekly written contributions: 20%;
  • Written assessment 1: 20% (due in week 4);
  • Written assessment 2: 30% (due in week 6);
  • Oral presentation assessment: 30% (week 5).

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Weighing

  • Weekly written contributions: 20%;
  • Written assessment 1: 20% (due in week 4);
  • Written assessment 2: 30% (due in week 6);
  • Oral presentation assessment: 30% (week 5).

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Resit

Resit for all components (project rewriting and oral presentation): 100% of final mark.

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for:

• providing study materials

Reading list

Materials TBA on blackboard

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
mw. Dr. M. Parafita Couto

Coordinator of Studies: A.C. Wapenaar MA

Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats

Remarks

Minimum 80% attendance required to complete the module. Missing an oral presentation or a paper deadline means a grade of 0 for that part.