Short Title:Spanish 8
Full Title:Spanish 8
Module Code:SPAN H1008
NFQ Level:8
ECTS Credits:5
Description:This module aims to improve the students’ existing skills and knowledge in the target language and to provide them with the necessary tools to conduct research in the target language.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Communicate and converse competently in the target language on a range of topics of cultural and socio-economic interest.
  2. Translate texts of a business nature.
  3. Analyse and summarise authentic business in spoken and written form in the target language.
  4. Evaluate material relating to contemporary issues and debates in the country or countries where the target language is spoken.

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
  • General Language (20%)
    Further development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
  • Business Language (50%)
    Presentation of issues of commercial relevance. Translation of commercial texts from the target language.
  • Research (30%)
    Research and analysis on companies and products in the target language.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50%
End of Semester Formal Examination50%
 Outcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Formal End-of-Semester Examination1,2,3,450%Semester End
Coursework Breakdown
TypeDescriptionOutcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Continuous AssessmentLearning outcomes will be assessed using in-class tests, which will assess translation skills and general and business language functions. Students will also be assessed on in-class presentations in the target language.50n/a

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

TypeDescriptionHoursFrequencyAverage Weekly Learner Workload
LectureClass Based Instruction3Every Week3.00
Independent LearningReading/Study6Every Week6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours3.00
Required Book Resources
  • De Prada, M. 1998, De Hablando de Negocios, Edelsa
  • A selection of relevant web sites (Spanish companies, marketing, international trade issues), n/a
Recommended Book Resources
  • 2005, Schaum’s Outline Spanish Grammar, McGraw Hill
  • Miguel, L 1991, Como Suena 2, Difusion
  • Shepherd, M. & Taylor, R. 2003, Trato Hecho, Hodder & Stoughton
  • Spanish Language Magazines, Authentik, Cambio 16, n/a