Information for First Year Students
FINAL YEAR 2009/2010
FIRST YEAR 2021/2022
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
WELCOME TO FIRST YEAR SPANISH!
In line with UCC policy and Government guidelines, a return to campus is envisaged with modules delivered in a face-to-face format. Unless otherwise stated, all Semester One modules will be taught face-to-face and, where possible, recorded. Alternatively, blended learning approaches will also be utilised. The precise details of teaching delivery will be posted on Canvas for each module and all students should check these details. Module co-ordinators are the first point of call for module-related queries. Do not hesitate to contact us at any point.
For students on any of the BA, BA International, BA World Languages and B.Comm International programmes, there are two pathways through First Year Spanish depending on whether you are a BEGINNER of the language or a non-BEGINNER:
Beginners take 15 credits as follows:
HS1101 First Year Spanish Language for Beginners (15 credits)
[Co-ordinators: Siobhan Nally (Semester 1) & Dr Seana Ryan (Semester 2).
Office: ORB 1.52. Email: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org]
Core hours: Monday: 15:00 -17:00/ Wednesday: 12:00 - 13:00/Thursday: 10:00-11:00.
On campus: Students can expect 2 hours/week face-to-face time. Groups will be assigned at the departmental introductory meeting on Monday 27th September.
This module comprises a language component, a Learning Journal & a Cultural Project. HS1101 is for beginners and works at levels A1 & A2 of the European Framework for Languages. Language content includes the study of Spanish grammar and the practice of communicative, oral and aural skills. The Cultural Project introduces aspects of Hispanic Culture, and the Learning Journal allows students to reflect on the language learning process.
Note: Students wishing to take Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in another modern continental language or Irish, Latin or Greek OR evidence of competence equivalent to a minimum Grade H4 in a foreign language other than Spanish. Students who have studied Spanish at second level and obtained a Grade below H4 can also join the Beginners’ Spanish course.
Non-Beginners take 15 credits as follows:
HS1102 First Year Spanish Language for non- Beginners (10 credits)
[Co-ordinator: Estefanía Muñoz Gómez – Office: ORB 1.11/Email: email@example.com]
Core hours: Wednesday 12:00-13:00 & Thursday 10:00-11:00
On campus: Students can expect 2 hours/week face-to-face time. Groups will be assigned after the departmental introductory meeting on Monday 27th September 15:00 - 16:00 BHSC G04.
This module will cover grammar and vocabulary in addition to regular reading, writing, listening and speaking practice, in order to consolidate and advance students' Spanish skills to a B1+ level (CEFR). Note: Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in Spanish in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent).
HS1030 Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies (5 credits)
[Co-ordinator: Dr Cara Levey – Office: ORB 1.56/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Core hours: Monday 15:00-17:00
On campus: Students can expect 1 hour/week face-to-face time. Groups will be assigned at Initial Introductory Meeting (27th September).
This module will provide an introduction to the languages, cultures, history and societies of the Hispanic world, as well as to key methods and concepts of literary, historical, cultural and linguistic analysis.
Full module descriptions of all modules can be found on the online Book of Modules: https://www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/modules/