SPN-90002 - Spanish 2
Coordinator: Angela Millington Tel: +44 1782 7 33279
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

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)

Barred Combinations

Students are only permitted to take one Spanish language module per semester.
This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.

Description for 2019/20

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 of
the UK's major trading partners. Whatever career you choose to follow, your Spanish skills will help you get more from life
By 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),

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.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Understand simple sentences, for example on notices and in catalogues. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Write short messages giving basic information. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Use simple phrases and sentences to describe home and holiday accommodation. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
Understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. will be achieved by assessments: 3,4
Interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to rephrase things. will be achieved by assessments: 1,3
Ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4
recognize and act upon basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

22 hours contact time
44 hours completion of course work tasks (KLE and other exercises)
54 hours class revision and private study
20 hours revision for and completion of written exam and listening exam
8 hours preparation for and attendance at oral exam

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 20%
coursework documenting student's progress
The 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 based
examination 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 exam
A short oral exam including tasks such as question-answer, role-play or presentation

4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30 minute listening test