2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FLTU1808 Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 1
20 creditsClass Size: 16
Module manager: Ricardo Michue-Bendezu
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
This module is mutually exclusive with
|FLTU1802||Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 2|
|FLTU1803||Beginners Spanish 20cr Sem1&2|
|FLTU1809||Beginners Spanish 10 credits Semester 2|
This module is approved as a discovery module
This module is approved as a skills discovery module
Module summaryThis module is for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish.The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while developing confidence and a degree of accuracy when using the language in a limited range of situations.The module also aims to stimulate students' interest in Spain and Latin America and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Spanish and Latin American society and culture.
ObjectivesThis module aims to introduce students to Spanish and gradually develop their ability to function at beginners' level.
Students should develop a basic understanding of everyday vocabulary, understand the rules of pronunciation and have a basic grasp of the relevant grammar for that level.
They should also develop an awareness of Spanish and Latin American culture.
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered;
- extract accurately the key information from audio and/or video material;
- understand and make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker in specific contexts;
- demonstrate some awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Italian and English;
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of grammar.
1. Exchange personal information about themselves and their family
2. Understand and use numbers, the time, dates
3. Basic shopping including food, clothes, colours, asking about prices, sizes
4. Understand and give simple descriptions
5. Talk about likes and dislikes
6. Talk about daily routine
7. Talk about the weather
8. Eating out
9. Understanding and giving simple directions.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||160.00|
|Total Contact hours||40.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyGuided independent study each week including review of the lesson, self study and homework tasks, some of which will be submitted for the portfolio; preparation and practice for the final exam.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackGuided independent study, participation in class, feedback on tasks submitted, mid-semester review of portfolio and preparation for the final exam.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||2 core tasks, one reading and one listening||30.00|
|Portfolio||2 writing tasks||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||60.00|
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 10 mins||40.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||40.00|
Resit: require submission of a new portfolio in the first week of the resit period
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:30
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