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Module Code: SPA002
Module Title: Spanish Stage 2
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Modern Language Centre
Pre-requisites: SPA001
The module is intended for students who have completed level 1b or equivalent of the Spanish language. Completion of level 2 will broadly achieve an outcome at level A1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The module will integrate topics with the study of the language, with an emphasis on consolidating knowledge and use of grammar.

The module aims:

• To consolidate and revise prior knowledge.

• To develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Spanish.

• To enable students to function effectively in a general social context.

• To extend lexis and knowledge of grammar.

• To develop basic essay writing skills.

• To promote intercultural understanding.

All the Spanish modules have been developed taking into account the QAA benchmark statements for a full or minor component in a language. QAA benchmark statements relate to the language component comprising at least one-third of the study total, resulting in students at the end of the relevant degree programme being at level C1. These Spanish modules make up less than one third of study and so the realistic minimum that would be achieved for a student starting at a beginner level in year 1 is CEFR B2, though students with some initial knowledge would be at C1.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should:

A Demonstrate a better knowledge and understanding of the main Spanish linguistic principles, structures and registers

B Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some features of Spanish culture and society gained through the study of cultural topics

C Write short essays in the target language related to both personal and social spheres, expressing and discussing views; showing the ability to organize ideas in a logical and coherent sequence at A1+ level.

D Relate a series of events and take part in semi-structured discussion on Spanish social issues and customs at an A1+ level.

E Apply a range of grammatical structures at A1+ level.

F Give a short class presentation in Spanish.

Method of teaching and learning 
• Core teaching takes place through Spanish language and study skills workshops with an emphasis on student-to-student interaction and all student participation.

• In addition, there will be guided reading and directed study to enable students to prepare for and reinforce class input and develop autonomous learning strategies. Online resources will also be used to complement contact sessions and workshops whereby additional information and resources can be made available electronically and on-line discussions between students and tutors can be held.
• The first part of this module aims to consolidate and revise prior knowledge, which will involve a comprehensive review of basic language structures followed by the further study of key aspects of grammar.

• Most functional and notional topics studied at this level will be determined by the main course book. Class materials will be supplemented by online resources

• Oral activities will promote the basis for developing confidence, flexibility and fluency in conversations.

1 Coursebook covers both levels 1+2. The second five units are used here.

Unidad 6/ Unit 6

En esta unidad vamos a conocer los hábitos de nuestros compañeros./ In this unit we are going to learn about the habits of our classmates.

Unidad 7/ Unit 7

En esta unidad vamos a escribir un menú del día./ In this unit we are going to write a menu of the day.

Unidad 8/ Unit 8

En esta unidad vamos a imaginar un barrio ideal./ In this unit we are going to imagine an ideal neighborhood.

Unidad 9/ Unit 9

En esta unidad vamos a elegir al cocinero, al chófer y al guía turístico de la clase para pasar unos días de cámping por España./ In this unit we are going to choose to a cook, a chauffeur and a tour guide for the class to spend a few days camping in Spain.

Unidad 10/ Unit 10

En esta unidad vamos a descubrir cosas sobre nuestro profesor./ In this unit we are going to discover things about our teacher.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  52        85  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark

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