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2014/15 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1800 Beginners Spanish 10 credits, Semesters 1&2

10 creditsClass Size: 18

Module manager: Caroline Campbell
Email: langfl@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2014/15

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1802Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 2
FLTU1803Beginners Spanish 20cr Sem1&2
FLTU1805Beginners Spanish
FLTU1808Beginners Spanish

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This 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 the Spain and Latin America and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Spanish and Latin-American society and culture.

Objectives

This module aims to introduce students to the Spanish language and gradually develop their ability to function at beginners' level, within the limitations of 22 hours contact time. 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 culture.

Learning outcomes
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 Spanish and English;
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of grammar.


Syllabus

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
10. Booking accomodation and tickets
11. Making plans

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class211.0021.00
Private study hours79.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided 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 Feedback

Guided independent study, participation in class, feedback on tasks submitted, mid-semester review of portfolio and preparation for the final exam.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentCore tasks in listening, reading, writing and speaking60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)60.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)40.00

Format of resit is a reading and writing exam

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 13/03/2015

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