Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Spanish 1 or equivalent (e.g. one year of Spanish language studies several years ago)
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: 2Use simple phrases and sentences to describe home and holiday accommodation: 1,2Understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly: 1Interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to rephrase things: 1Ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics: 1Recognize and act upon basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations: 1,2Write short messages giving basic information: 2
20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time 100 hours class preparation and revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam 8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents are only permitted to take one Spanish language module per semester.This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.
1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Spoken interaction assessmentA 5-6 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive) and listening (receptive) skills. Task may include role play, presentation, question and answer, description and similar. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups individual marks will be awarded to each student and the total time allowed will be 5-6 minutes per student.2: Exam weighted 50%
1 hour reading/writing examExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.