Module Identifier SP11220  
Module Title BASIC SPANISH  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mrs Esther Santamaria-Iglesias  
Semester Semester 1  
Mutually Exclusive SP10120 and/or SP10210 and SP10740, SP11420  
Course delivery Lecture   4 hours per week of language classes.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 hours per week of language classes.  
Assessment Continuous assessment   6 written assignments plus weekly oral/aural tests and participation.   60%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours Spanish oral/aural tests and participation.   40%  

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 comm.unicate 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).

Learning outcomes

Students will have covered the first 5 chapters in Spanish 1 (Palgrave); 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 intriduced to the cultural context in which those Spanish structures are used.

Reading Lists

** Reference Text
Esther Santamaria Iglesias. (2002) Spanish Grammar Workbook. Blackwell
** Should Be Purchased
Cathy Holden. (2001) Spanish 1 (chapters 1-10), Palgrave Foundations. This book comes with tapes and worksheet exercises that will be available in the language laboratory
** Reference Text
Collins Spanish Dictionary.