Module Identifier SP11220  
Module Title BASIC SPANISH  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Matthew Richards  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Jose M Goni Perez, Mr Matthew Richards  
Pre-Requisite Little or no knowledge of Spanish required  
Mutually Exclusive SP19930 and SP10740  
Course delivery Lecture   Lecture / Seminars / Tutorials 4 hours per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours Spanish written exam in January.40%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 4 written assignments (essay, grammar, vocabulary, translation, etc. in or out of class) (20%); 3 aural assignments (20%) and weekly oral assignments (20%).60%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours 1 x 2 hour written examination100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
The course-book will be Suenos Uno (new edition). 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 (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 everyday life.

Reading Lists

** Should Be Purchased
AA.VV Sueños World Spanish Part 1 BBC
** Reference Text
Emily Spinelli English grammar for students of Spanish: the study guide for those learning Spanish
Collins Spanish Dictionary


This module is at CQFW Level 4