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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPPO1092 Intermediate Spanish (B1 of the CEFR)

20 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Juan Muñoz López

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Pre-requisite qualifications

Having completed successfully the module SPPO 1091 or having completed a qualification in Spanish Language equivalent to As Spanish or having a level of linguistic competence of A2 of the CEFR.

If students have completed Spanish at A Level and wish to continue learning the language it is recommended that they choose SPPO1010 in leiu of this module.

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1833Upper Intermediate Spanish

Module replaces

SPPO 2160 and SPPO 1113

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module enables students with an AS in Spanish or similar level of linguistic competence in Spanish to further develop their language skills and to complete the level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).Language Learning in this module is student-centred and task-based. The classroom is conceived as a social space for communication. Both written and oral tasks will be set.


At the end of this module students will be able to:
- understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc;
- deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken;
- produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest;
- describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Learning outcomes
- Relevant grammar points at an Intermediate level;
- Understanding of some relevant current affairs and life in Spain and Latin America explored in the course of the language learning-tasks;
- A vocabulary around the topics and areas covered.


The module will follow the textbook Aula 3 Internacional (Barcelona: Difusión).

Texts used and vocabulary introduced in class will cover a wide range of thematic areas relating to current affairs and life in Spain and Latin America.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Homework: 60 hours
- Assessed work write-up: 30 hours
- Private reading: 40 hours
- Exam preparation: 30 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Class attendance
- Coursework.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 500 Writing Task 110.00
Essay1 x 500 Writing Task 210.00
Oral Presentation1 x 5 minutes10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins40.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 26/04/2017


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