SPN-90004 - Spanish 4
Coordinator: Ines Gutierrez-Gonzalez Tel: +44 1782 7 33113
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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 3 or equivalent (e.g.GCSE grade B)

Barred Combinations

Students are only permitted to take one Spanish language module per semester.

Description for 2019/20

Learning Spanish can open a door to a whole new world: is the official language of more than 23 Spanish speaking countries and the second language in USA. Thus there are constant opportunities for using your language skills; whether on holiday, socialising, enjoying cultural life or to get a better job. Spanish will widen your horizons, create new opportunities and increase your appreciation of what's out there.
This module is designed for students' who have completed Spanish 3 or equivalent (e.g. CGSE grade B). It will further develop students' Spanish language communication skills, enabling them to conduct routine tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in Spain. Main topics we will study are shopping, eating out, facilities in your town, making travel and social arrangements, state of health, talking about events in the past, skills, discussing plans for the future. Cultural background of Spanish society as well as traditions of the Hispanic world (i.e. Food habits and daily meals, Easter/spring celebrations, etc.) will be presented throughout the course, thus providing the foundations for further study or work in Spain and Latino-America..
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. You will also have 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 A2 of the Common European Language Framework (CEFR - A2)

The module aims at improving students communication skills; to consolidate previous grammatical knowledge and widen their vocabulary; provide them with a basic understanding of culture specific behaviour; and enable them to become efficient language learners.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

Write simple notes and messages. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Find specific, information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements (e.g. shopping, local area, employment). will be achieved by assessments: 3,4
Handle short social exchanges, even though they can¿t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going. will be achieved by assessments: 3,4
Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms their educational background, and their present or most recent job. will be achieved by assessments: 3
Identify and use formal and familiar registers. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4
Recognise different varieties of Spanish, from Spain and Latin American countries. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,4

Study hours

22 hours contact hours
44 hours guided self-study
38 hours preparation for assessments
46 hours portfolio work

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 20%
Coursework documenting students 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 written exam

3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral exam
A short oral exam including tasks such as question and answer, role play or presentation

4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30 minutes listening test