Module Identifier SP11220  
Module Title BASIC SPANISH  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mrs Esther Santamaria Iglesias  
Semester Semester 1  
Mutually Exclusive SP10120 and/or SP10210  
Course delivery Lecture   4 hours per week of language classes.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 hours per week of language classes.  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours Spanish oral/aural tests and participation.   40%  
  Continuous assessment   6 written assignments plus weekly oral/aural tests and participation.   60%  

Aims of the module
Intended for absolute beginners and non-Arts students 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-requency verbs (predominantly in the present tense). They should be able to communicate at a basic level in spoken and written Spanish and handle the more typical situations of every life. They will have covered the course book Espanol sin fronteras (nivel elemental).

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
Espanol sin fronteras (nivel elemental); comprising (1) Libro de alumno and (2) Cuaderno de ejercicios. SGEL, Madrid
** Reference Text
Collins Spanish Dictionary.