Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Spanish 1 or equivalent (e.g. one year of Spanish language studies several years ago)
Students are only permitted to take one Spanish language module per semester.This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.
This course is designed for students with limited prior knowledge of Spanish (e.g. Spanish 1, OR one year Spanish at school years ago). It will develop basic communication skills- listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. On a more general level, it will enhance your intercultural skills, since alongside the Spanish language, you will also be introduced to some aspects of Spanish culture: traditions and customs, and culture specific behaviour. Being able to speak Spanish, the official language in 23 countries and the second language in USA, can open up a whole new world whether that means travelling in South America, making the most of holidays in Spain or using your language skills to get a better job. Spain is one ofthe UK's major trading partners. Whatever career you choose to follow, your Spanish skills will help you get more from lifeBy successfully completing the module, you will be able to conduct simple short conversations about daily life, leisure time activities, eating and drinking, home environment and public transport. You also will be able to give or obtain information on locations of amenities, routines and schedules, and travel arrangements.The emphasis will be on oral communication skills through the use of role plays, pair work and short presentations in small groups. But you will also develop your reading and writing skills in Spanish. We will use a course book which will give a basic outline and structure to the course, but the book will be supplemented by regular video work and other materials. There will also be the opportunity to practise and reinforce vocabulary and language structures by using computer exercises in KLE, linked to the weekly classes.Upon successful completion of this module, students will normally have reached level A1 of the Common European Language Framework (CEFR - A1),
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/spn-90002/lists
This module aims to improve student┐s written, reading, oral and listening language skills acquired in Spanish 1; provide them with a basic understanding of culture specific behaviour; and enable them to become more efficient language learners.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Understand simple sentences, for example on notices and in catalogues. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2Write short messages giving basic information. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2Use simple phrases and sentences to describe home and holiday accommodation. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3Understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. will be achieved by assessments: 3,4Interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to rephrase things. will be achieved by assessments: 1,3Ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4recognize and act upon basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1
22 hours contact time44 hours completion of course work tasks (KLE and other exercises)54 hours class revision and private study20 hours revision for and completion of written exam and listening exam8 hours preparation for and attendance at oral exam
1: Coursework weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
coursework documenting student's progressThe course work will comprise of tasks such as vocabulary exercises, written-up role-play dialogues, KLE tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar exercises, very simple translations, written-up self directed learning tasks and class participation. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.2: Unseen Exam weighted 40%
1-hour exam basedexamination testing writing and reading skills, the range of vocabulary actively used and understood without the use of a dictionary and basic grammatical knowledge.3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral examA short oral exam including tasks such as question-answer, role-play or presentation4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30 minute listening test