2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SPPO1093 Spanish for Beginners (A1 of the CEFR)
20 creditsClass Size: 45
Module manager: Jose-Juan Munoz-Lopez
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
This module is mutually exclusive with
|FLTU1801||Spanish for Scientists|
|FLTU1802||Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 2|
|FLTU1803||Beginners Spanish 20cr Sem1&2|
|SPPO1090||Spanish Language for Beginners 1A|
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module enables absolute beginner students to develop their language skills up to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).Language Learning in this module is student-centred and task-based. The classroom is conceived as a social space for communication. Listening, reading, writing, speaking, interaction and mediation tasks will be set.
ObjectivesTo develop their language skills and competence up to CEFRL A1 level/equivalent.
Teaching is divided into a series of units, developing various important skills, such as the ability to work in a team, to a deadline, and the ability to assimilate and organize language material and present it in a given register, style and context.
Students should also develop an awareness of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases with a specific communicative purpose
2. introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have
3. interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
The syllabus for this module typically includes the following elements:
• giving and asking for personal information, greetings and farewells, seeking for linguistic items clarification
• expressing intentions, speaking about interests and expressing the reasons why you do things
• describing places and countries, expressing existence, location and speaking about the weather
• identifying objects, expressing necessity, shopping, speaking about preferences
• speaking about appearance and character, expressing likes and dislikes, speaking about personal relationships
• speaking about daily life and expressing frequency
• asking for and giving information about food, restaurants and eating habits
• describing places where you live, what you like about a place, asking for and giving information about a places
• talking about past experiences, skills and abilities
|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 studyReview of the lesson/lecture and preparation for the weekly lectures/classes – 60 hours
Guided and independent study each week – 40 hours
Assessed work write-up – 30 hours
Exam preparation – 30 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackWeekly homework and tutor feedback both written and orally.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Portfolio||2 activities designed to integrate several linguistic skills (Narrated PowerPoint presentation speaking about themselves plus a reading comprehension on an adapted text.||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||30.00|
1 x activity set Sem 1 Week 6 and due Semester 1 Week 8. 2 x activity set Sem 1 Week 11 and due Semester 1 January Exam Period.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 15 mins||20.00|
|Unseen exam||2 hr 00 mins||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||70.00|
Speaking Exam will take place on Microsoft Teams in January Speaking exam re-sit on campus or via video conference in August resit period
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:46:51
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