SPN-90005 - Spanish 5
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

International Business Combined Honours (Level 6)
Law Single Honours (Level 6)
Management (International Business) Single Honours (Level 6)

Available as a Free Standing Elective





Spanish 4 or equivalent (e.g. CEFR level A2, GCSE grade A)

Barred Combinations

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

Description for 2019/20

Spanish is one of the world's major languages and for those studying American Studies, International Relations, History, Politics, or doing Geography or Geology fieldwork in Spain, this module equips them with an insight of Spanish/Hispanic language varieties and cultures. Whatever career you choose to follow, your Spanish skills will help you get more from life.
Both the mastery of a foreign language as widely spoken as Spanish and the awareness of cultural and linguistic specificities will prove essential when negotiating the world of work.
This module is designed for students who have completed Spanish 4 or equivalent (e.g. CEF level A2, GCSE grade A). It will expand the foundations for further study or work in Spain and Latin America.
All language skills - reading, listening, speaking and writing as well as the pragmatic-socio cultural dimension of the language- are integrated in every tutorial. Cultural background of Spanish society as well as Hispanic traditions (Death celebrations, Lottery, Christmas, etc.) are present throughout the course. You will also enquire into the ways we learn and acquire a language (their motivations and difficulties when learning Spanish), where the contributions of students will be of vital importance.
Teaching will be based around a course book which will be supplemented by a range of video material. There will be a variety of tasks and exercises during each class, such as discussion and role play; listening comprehension and reading and writing tasks. There will be introductory class sessions but also regular group and pair work; and further, partly web-based, self-study tasks.
The language level of this module corresponds to work leading to Level B1 in the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -B1).

To improve students& fluency in the language.
To consolidate previous grammatical knowledge and study some of the more problematic aspects of Spanish grammar in greater depth.
To offer insights into cultural differences both in Spain and countries of Latin America.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, studies, leisure etc.. will be achieved by assessments: 1,3,4
understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language without the use of dictionaries. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life will be achieved by assessments: 1,3
connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, their dreams, hopes and ambitions. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4
write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,
reflect on their language learning process and to put into use productive and receptive learning communicative strategies, such as guessing vocabulary in context, etc. will be achieved by assessments: 1
use Spanish/Hispanic internet and other authentic sources to collect and use information for assignments. will be achieved by assessments: 1
show awareness of register, style and Spanish varieties. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,4

Study hours

22 hours contact time
44 hours completion of course work tasks (KLE and other exercises)
54 hours class revision and private study
22 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, 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
An oral test including tasks such as question and answer, role play or presentation

4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30 minute listening test