The final year Advanced Spanish Language course has been designed to consolidate language skills gained in the first three years of the degree course and to develop new language skills and linguistic knowledge. Whilst the course will allow development and practice of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and reading), and will provide a framework in which to build a broader vocabulary and refine pronunciation and intonation, it will focus in particular on the advanced reception, translation and production of different text types and discourse functions in Spanish, with special attention to levels of language, register and stylistics.
The course will build on the grammatical competence acquired in years 1 to 3 and develop textual competence, focusing on cohesion and rhetorical organization in oral and written texts.
It will develop pragmatic competence by introducing a wide range of textual and discourse functions, building on those encountered during the rest of the programme, and encouraging you to understanding, analysis and reproduction of a wide range of real texts.
It will also build on the sociolinguistic competence gained during the year abroad, to extend student understanding and appreciation of Hispanic societies and culture in order to enhance strategic language skills and develop broad intercultural competence.