Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Aspects of Spanish Language and Grammar 6

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Spanish and Latin American Studies

DESCRIPTION El objetivo de esta asignatura es reforzar la competencia comunicativa de los estudiantes mediante una seleccion de textos reales de tematica diversa y/o peliculas. Ademas se aprovechara el nivel adquirido por los estudiantes para ampliar su vocabulario con diversas expresiones idiomaticas muy frecuentes en todos los registros del espanol.

The aim of this study-unit is to enhance students' communicative competence through a selection of authentic texts on different themes and / or movies. Building on the level already acquired by students the course will expand their vocabulary with common idioms in all registers of Spanish.

Study-unit Aims:

Consolidar y ampliar los conocimientos adquiridos previamente por los estudiantes en las asignaturas Aspects of Spanish Language & Grammar 1-5 y solucionar lagunas y carencias.

Consolidate and expand the knowledge previously acquired by students in Aspects of Spanish Language & Grammar 1-5 and attend to lacunae and shortcomings.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- comprender textos y peliculas destinados a nativos de espanol;
- entender el significado de una seleccion de expresiones idiomaticas frecuentes en el espanol.

- Understand texts and films aimed at native Spanish speakers;
- Understand the meaning of a selection of common idiomatic expressions in Spanish.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- ejercitar las cuatro destrezas comunicativas (expresion y comprension oral y escrita);
- usar en el contexto adecuado las expresiones idiomaticas correspondientes que se han tratado en esta asignatura.

- Practice the four communication skills;
- Use in a proper context the idiomatic expressions that have been treated in this unit.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Para la seccion de expresiones idiomaticas pueden consultarse:
- Prieto, M., Hablando en plata: modismos y metaforas culturales, Madrid, Edinumen.
- VV.AA., Abanico, Barcelona, Difusion, 1995.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-unit: SPA3020 or equivalent


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork SEM2 No 40%
Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 60%

LECTURER/S Anita Zerafa

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