Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Spanish 5 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade 7-9/A -A*, AS-level grade lower than 6/B, CEFR level A2+)
This course is designed for students with a prior knowledge of Spanish (Spanish 5 or equivalent, e.g. GCSE grade 7-9/A-A*) and it will develop intermediate communication skills in Spanish in everyday situations such as leisure activities, social media, socialising, relating past experiences, or talking about the future. The core skills listening, speaking, reading and writing will be expanded and communicative competence and awareness of grammar will be developed. Teaching will be based around a series of material that will be supplemented by a range of online and audiovisual activities available on the KLE. There will be a variety of tasks and exercises during each class, such as discussion and role play, listening comprehension and reading; and there will be further study opportunities via KLE that will enable your self-study skills and research for some of the module tasks.The language level of this module corresponds to A2+ work leading to Level B1 in the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR).
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/spn-90006/lists
The module aims 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 develop general language learning skills; and to offer insights into cultural specificity of Spanish speaking countries.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Understand the main point in clear speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, studies, leisure, etc.: 1,3Interpret, summarise and extract key information from written texts that consist mainly of personal, everyday or job-related language: 1,2Interact in routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on topics that are familiar, of personal interest, pertinent to everyday life, or job related: 3Write coherent texts on topics which are familiar, of personal interest or work related (e.g. messages, personal e-mail, etc.): 1,2Recognise and use different linguistic structures in the target language and compare them to the English language: 1,2,3Recognise and act upon cultural differences and demonstrate awareness of register, style and different language varieties: 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 are only permitted to 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 TestStudents 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 8-12 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.