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SPPO1091 Pre-Intermediate Spanish Language (A2 of the CEFR)

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Juan Muñoz

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

Having completed successfully the module SPPO 1090 or having completed a qualification in Spanish Language equivalent to GCSE Spanish (A-C) or having a level of linguistic competence of A1 CEFR.

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1820Lower Intermediate Spanish
FLTU1823Lower Intermediate Spanish
FLTU1827Lower Intermed Spanish for Bus

Module replaces

SPPO 1100 and SPPO 1112

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module enables students with a GCSE in Spanish or similar level of linguistic competence in Spanish to further develop their language skills and to complete the level A2 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 sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
- communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;
- describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Learning outcomes
- Basic uses of the preterite, perfect and imperfect tenses, the passive voice, relative clauses and ser and estar at an elementary 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 2 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 300 word essays10.00
Oral Presentation1 x 5 min10.00
Assignment1 x Reading Comprehension20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

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)2 hr 00 mins40.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

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: 13/11/2018 09:25:41


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