SPN-90006 - Spanish 6
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 5 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade A*, AS-level grade D or lower, CEFR level A2)

Barred Combinations

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

Description for 2019/20

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 or when travelling around the world.
For those studying American Studies, International Relations, History, Politics, or doing Geography or Geology fieldwork in Spain, is most relevant, since this module equips you with an insight of Spanish/Hispanic language varieties and cultures.
This course is designed for students who have completed Spanish 5 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade A*, AS-level grade D or lower).
The core skills listening, speaking, reading and writing will be expanded and communicative competence and awareness of grammar will be developed further. Teaching will be based around a set course book which will be supplemented by a range of video material. We learn to describe a journey, compose a CV; to assess past experiences; to talk about habits in the past; to express obligation and possibility; to predict our future and offer hypotheses; etc. We will study some Latin American countries in more detail, such as Chile, through a DVD series.
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 and students will be required to complete a range of self study tasks for portfolio. For computer-assisted learning, KLE will enable you to enhance your self-study skills and research for some of the module tasks.
Upon successful completion of this module, students will normally have reached level B1 of the Common European Language Framework (CEFR - B1)

To improve students& fluency in the language and to consolidate previous grammatical knowledge as well as introduce some of the more problematic aspects of Spanish grammar.
To enable students to develope general language learning skills.
To offer insights into cultural specifities of Spanish speaking countries (mainly Spain and 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 many radio and TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear will be achieved by assessments: 4
understand the written description of events, feelings and wishes will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
enter unprepared into conversation on topics such as travel and current events. will be achieved by assessments: 3
give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans, and narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe their reactions. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
write personal letters describing experiences and impressions, and write simple essays with the help of dictionaries, textbooks and authentic language materials will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
reflect on their language learning process and deploy language learning strategies appropriate to their level of competence will be achieved by assessments: 1
demonstrate awareness of correct grammar, register and style as well as of different varieties of Spanish. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
demonstrate awareness of cultural issues in Spanish speaking countries will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3

Study hours

22 hours contact time
54 hours completion of course work tasks (KLE and other exercises, long essay)
46 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 written examination
1-hour examination testing reading and writing skills

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

4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30 minutes listening test