Spanish C1 - current issues in Spain and Latin America

Module SZ1209

This Module is offered by Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2012/3

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ1209 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of language courses as soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

In this module, students will increase their knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language, enabling them, both orally and in writing, to deal appropriately (act and react) with topics from day-to-day life, work and the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. On the basis of texts, current news articles, etc., they will engage with the socio-cultural context of topical issues. Knowledge in these areas will be increased and elements of grammar will be reviewed and fine-tuned.

Learning Outcome

The module is aimed at level "C1 Proficient Language Use" of the CEFR. Students acquire knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language with a focus on intercultural, cultural and academic aspects. Following completion of this course, students can communicate both orally and in writing at a very high level in a wide variety of situations. They are capable of effectively and flexibly using the foreign language in study abroad as well as on the job. They can understand a broad range of longer, demanding texts and recognizing the implicit arguments. They can spontaneously and fluently express themselves without having to frequently and obviously search for expressions. They can produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts on complex topics and appropriately employ organizational devices and connectors.

Preconditions

It is absolutely necessary to have obtained the following: sound knowledge of B2, placement test result C1.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a seminar in which course objectives will be achieved in an activity-oriented, communicative atmosphere through listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises in individual, partner and group work, promoting collaborative learning. Controlled review of individual grammar elements through the use of guided self-learning in the form of prepared (and online) materials. Give reports following prescribed criteria; moderated (role play) discussions; independent reports and presentations on assigned topics (academic and general topics).

Media

Textbooks, online materials, news articles, audio recordings, videos, blogs.

Literature

The course will be organized around recent and contemporary issues. The texts (updated) to be used will be announced in class. Online dictionaries: www.rae.es | www.elpais.com | www.clarin.com | http://www.eluniversal.com.mx

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Written test (60 minutes, no learning aids allowed); active class participation; required homework

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