Spanish BA (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.432 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Grossbritannien)
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This Spanish course runs in 2016/17.
Spanish is a major world language spoken by approximately 450 million people. On this course you will develop your linguistic proficiency in Spanish and gain knowledge of the political, social, economic and cultural contexts of Spain and Spanish America.
The Spanish BA Honours degree will provide you with a real understanding of modern Spain and the Hispanic world including recent social, political, business and cultural developments. You can study Spanish with French, Business or TEFL.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- a year studying or working in a Spanish-speaking country, which provides you with an international experience that many businesses are looking for when employing a graduate;
- use of modern technologies, such as busuu and Duolingo, to maintain links with native speakers of the language that you are studying;
- topics in Spanish culture and society that give you specific applied language skills which will be relevant to the workplace;
- links with companies in Spain including Kuoni Destination Management Madrid (event management), Contemporary Art Centre (Malaga), AIM Spain S.L. (events and tourism), Grupo Antolin Irausa S.A. (automotive), Casamona International S.L. (real estate) and others;
- the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by mentoring pupils and shadowing Spanish teachers;
- students who combine Teaching English as a Foreign Language with Spanish benefit from the opportunity to obtain a Cambridge ESOL teaching qualification, the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) or Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), as an integral part of the course. Cambridge ESOL is part of the University of Cambridge, and its English language teaching qualification is recognised throughout the world.
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The University’s authorised status shall be renewed in accordance with the University of Cambridge’s standard review process and is subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.WHAT WILL I LEARN?
This course focuses on developing the four major language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish in comtemporary contexts.
In addition, the course includes sociolinguistics, specialist translation, contemporary Spanish culture and society, and the language of business.
In all years you will study different areas of the Spanish language and will apply this to research projects. In this course you will cover topics such as: Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Spanish Cultural and Social Issues through the Media and Spanish Translation.
Your final year will allow you to strengthen your knowledge of the Spanish language, and complete a dissertation in an area of interest to you.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be based on a series of mini-lectures and task-based activities such as translation from and into Spanish, listening and grammar exercises, oral presentations and summary writing from written and audio/visual sources. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.
If you are interested in part-time study (which is taught during the day) please contact the Part-time Admissions team on +44 (0) 24 7765 4321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, but please note that not all courses have a part-time option.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Assessments on this course include listening comprehensions, translations, summaries, group oral presentations, online grammar tests and reading comprehensions. Some subjects require essay writing, and most are assessed by a combination of coursework and exam (with oral exams for language).
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 35%; coursework, tests, essays 40%; practical or project work 10%; group work etc. 5%; presentations, posters etc. 10%.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will have up to 15 contact hours of teaching and this could break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 3 hours per week to practise conversation with a language assistant as well as tutorials (individual or in small groups) and individual project supervision in your final year
Medium group teaching: 10 hours of workshops, seminars and language classes
Large group teaching: 2 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: 25 hours each week studying and revising in your own time"