Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Spanish 2 or equivalent (e.g. CEFR level A1)
This module is designed for students with a basic level of Spanish -Spanish 2 or equivalent (e.g. CEFR level A1). It consolidates previous grammatical knowledge and widens vocabulary through practical exercises, guided conversation, games, songs, etc. and develops communicative skills. Topics include your daily routine, relationships, hobbies, etc. Various aspects of contemporary Spanish life as well as of the Hispanic world (e.g. timetables, celebration of death, and Christmas traditions) will be discussed in class and students will gain a basic understanding of these topics. We will use a series of materials which will give a basic outline and structure to the course, but these will be supplemented by regular video work and online materials. You will also have the opportunity to practise and reinforce vocabulary and language structures on the Keele Learning Environment (KLE), linked to the weekly classes. The language level of this module corresponds to A1+ work leading to Level A2 in the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -A1+/A2).
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/spn-90003/lists
To consolidate written, reading, oral and listening skills in the target language, as well as providing students with an understanding of Spanish/Hispanic life and culture. To develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Recognise and understand familiar words, basic sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance (e.g. personal information, studies, hobbies, daily routine, etc.) when people speak slowly and clearly: 1,3Understand, summarize and extract key information from simple written texts related to areas of immediate personal relevance: 1,2Interact in simple, familiar situations, asking and answering simple questions related to a range of topics (family and friends, hobbies, education, work, etc.), being able to ask for repetition or clarification, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly: 3Write simple notes, messages and short texts (e.g. personal letters or emails) related to areas of immediate personal relevance, making pertinent grammatical and lexical choices: 1,2Recognise and use simple grammatical structures and rules in the target language and compare them to English: 1,2,3Recognise and act upon basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations, demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the Spanish speaking world, and identify different registers and varieties of the language: 1,2,3
22 hours of contact time in class.40 hours assessment preparation and completion.88 hours guided independent study.
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents can only take one Spanish language module per semester.
1: Online Tasks weighted 30%
Description of Module Assessment
Online tasksStudents will complete a series of online exercises to assess their reading comprehension, grammar and writing skills in the target language.2: Class Test weighted 20%
Class test.Students will complete an in-class test which may include writing a short text in the target language in class.3: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken interaction assessmentA 6-10 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive), listening (receptive) and conversation (interaction) skills. Task may include presentation, role play, description or similar and question and answer. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups, individual marks will be awarded to each student.