SPN-90009 - Spanish 9
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 8 or equivalent (e.g. A-level grade B or above)

Barred Combinations

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

Description for 2019/20

This course is designed for students with very advanced Spanish language skills (Spanish 8, A-level grade B or above) and will focus on systematically enhancing all four skills, whilst studying topics of relevance to modern-day Spain and Hispanic countries.
The course will be mainly based on authentic Spanish texts and audio-visual materials such as films, TV recordings and web material, which will be exploited in class and self-study time.
By the end of the course you will be able to handle a variety of complex Spanish sources, including newspaper articles and fictional texts, conduct your own searches of Spanish/Hispanic websites and read and discuss factual and fictional texts with some confidence. Feedback on formative and summative assessments will be provided at regular intervals and emphasis will be placed on enabling you to become an efficient language learner after completion of the course.
The language level of this module corresponds to work leading to Level C1 in the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -C1)

The module aims to consolidate and enhance existing Spanish language skills to enable students to read complex Spanish texts with a degree of confidence, enable them to take part in debates and understand extended speech.
It is also designed to enhance students' understanding of contemporary Spanish and Hispanic cultures.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

understand extended speech and follow complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar; will be achieved by assessments: 1,3,4
understand long, complex factual and fictional texts; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
express themselves fluently, accounting for and sustaining views, and giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options on topical issues; will be achieved by assessments: 1,3
express themselves in clear, well structured writing, expressing points of view at some length; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
demonstrate accurate usage of the language with regard to register, vocabulary, grammar and style; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
discuss contemporary issues with reference to the cultural context of Spanish speaking countries; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
reflect on their language learning process and deploy language learning strategies appropriate to their level of competence. 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
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, presentation notes, KLE tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar exercises, translations, written-up self directed learning tasks and class participation. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.

2: Exam weighted 40%
1-hour unseen exam
Examination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.

3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral exam
A short oral exam including tasks such as an oral presentation, discussion and/or debate.

4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30-minute listening test
Students need to complete a range of written tasks based on authentic audio materials. Tasks may include summary of main ideas, gap filling, Q & A or True -and- False questions, etc.