Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
SP19930 / SP11220
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 2 hours per week
Practical 2 hours per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Regular tests and translations (30%). Attendance, active contribution and performance in small groups (10%)  40%
Semester Exam .25 Hours   Oral Examination in semester 2.  10%
Semester Exam 1x3 Hours   Written exam in semester 2.  50%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   1 x 3 hour written examination (unless ONLY the oral component is failed, in which case the supplementary exam will be an oral examination).  100%

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, if you have made satisfactory progress, you will be able to:

- demonstrate your interest in and understanding of the Spanish language as a subject of study
- display proficiency in the essential framework of Spanish grammar and syntax
- translate selected passages from and into Spanish
- use a range of linguistic structures, particularly those in more frequent general usage
- communicate in written Spanish at a standard appropriate to Level 1 beginners
- produce summaries of material written in Spanish
- give your own insights into aspects of Spanish society
- use a good range of Spanish vocabulary
- respond with understanding to spoken Spanish
- make both supervised and independent use of the facilities available in the department: video, language laboratory, satellite television

Language modules have, as an integral part of their structure, regular homework assignments and class tests as well as end-of-year examinations. All assessment is designed to measure your progress against learning outcomes at the appropriate level.

Brief description

An intensive introduction to the Spanish language, consisting of:

Language classes: 2 hours per week
Conversation class: 1 hour per week
Language Laboratory: 1 hour per week

Students follow the course book: Camino al Espanol. In addtion to this book students will find a fully integrated course combining audio tapes and complemented by multimedia computer programmes and a wide variety of instructional and entertaining videos in the Language Resource Centre.

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