Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Basic Spanish
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
SP19930 and SP10740
Little or no knowledge of Spanish required
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 2 hours per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 6 written assignments (30%), weekly oral/aural tests and participation (30%).  60%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Spanish written exam in semester 2.  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   1 x 2 hour written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

communicate on a basic level in spoken and written Spanish. Students will have acquired a basic knowledge about language in general as well as a basic grasp of Spanish linguistic structures. Students will have been introduced to the cultural context in which those Spanish structures are used.


Intended for absolute beginners with little or no language-learning experience in any language. This module offers students an opportunity to study Spanish at university level, especially as an adjunct to their main studies, and to provide them with the vocational benefits that derive from knowledge of a major European and international language.

On completion of this module students will have acquired a foundation in the language, a grasp of its linguistic structures and familiarity with its common vocabulary and high-frequency verbs. They should be able to communicate at a basic level in spoken and written Spanish and handle the more typical situations of everyday life.

Reading List

Should Be Purchased
(2004) Camino al Español Cambridge Primo search
Reference Text
Collins Spanish Dictionary Primo search Emily Spinelli English grammar for students of Spanish: the study guide for those learning Spanish Primo search Mike Zollo and Alan Wesson (2005) Spanish Grammar Made Easy Hodder Arnold Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 4