Spanish Advanced C1 - HISP5060

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) William Rowlandson checkmark-circle


The module develops advanced proficiency in writing, speaking and comprehending Spanish. It concentrates on translation into Spanish and English and the development of analytical skills in the production of written and spoken Spanish. Translation exercises confront students with a variety of advanced texts in different styles and registers, and encourage accuracy and critical reflection as well as acquisition and consolidation of grammatical structures. The language skills component combines discursive writing on advanced topics with the development of proper oral competence through discussion. Conversation classes with a native speaker develop presentational ability, and enable students to speak fluently and idiomatically at the advanced level.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 60
Private Study Hours: 240
Total Study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
• Language Skills In Course Test - 30%
• Oral In Course Test (in group, 5 minutes per person) – 20%
• Written Assignment (1,000 words-equivalent) - 30%
• Final Oral Exam (in group, 5 minutes per person) – 20%

Reassessment methods

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate consolidated and extended translation skills, as developed in the first and second years;
2 Demonstrate consolidated and extended ability to accurately recognise and use a range of registers in Spanish, and gained enhanced sensitivity to the equivalent English registers;
3 Demonstrate perfected linguistic skills by means of studying grammatical and lexical subtleties of the Spanish language;
4 Analyse and demonstrate a deep and cogent understanding of topics related to language and cultural studies, and the complex inter-relationships between such topics, in both Spanish and English;
5 Demonstrate the benefit of having had regular oral practice in Spanish on an extensive range of topics, including academic topics, at an advanced level.

The intended generic learning outcomes.

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate consolidated and extended ability to identify and analyse concepts, and the relation between concepts, in both the target language and English;
2 Demonstrate the ability to converse in the target language on a range of topics, including academic topics, at an advanced level;
3 Demonstrate enhanced skills of oral as well as written presentation and self-expression;
4 Demonstrate the ability to engage in independent study and research through a variety of methods (including the use of dictionaries and grammars);
5 Demonstrate advanced translation skills.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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