Module Identifier SP10740  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mr Matthew Richards  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Miss Maria Porras Sanchez  
Mutually Exclusive SP19930 / SP11220  
Course delivery Lecture   3 hours per week  
  Practical   3 hours per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1X3 Hours Written exam.  50%
Semester Exam.25 Hours Oral Examination.  10%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Regular tests and translations 30%. Attendance, active contribution and performance in small groups 10%  40%
Supplementary Exam1x3 Hours 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
CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning): 1 hour per week

In Semester 2 students will also have a translation class which alternates with practical work based on the television programme Isabel.

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

Reading Lists

** Should Be Purchased
(2004) Camino al español Cambridge


This module is at CQFW Level 4