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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1803 Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semesters 1&2

20 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Julia Palacios

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1800Beginners Spanish
FLTU1802Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 2
FLTU1805Beginners Spanish
FLTU1808Beginners Spanish
FLTU1809Beginners Spanish 10 credits Semester 2

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


This module aims to introduce students to the Spanish language 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.

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 proficient language speaker in specific contexts;
- demonstrate some awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Spanish from Spain, Latin America and English;
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of grammar.


1. Exchange personal information about themselves
2. Talk about their family and describing people’s appearance and character and their family
3. Understand and use numbers, the time, dates
4. Talk about likes and dislikes, understand hobbies and variety of activities
5. Travelling – enquiry about departure and arrival, buy tickets, planning a journey in the future tense
6. Talk about daily routine talk about typical day and personal interest and routine in more detail.
7. Eating out Understand and recognise Spanish and Latin Food, order drinks and food
8. Understanding and giving simple directions and instructions
9. Talking about the past – describe and explain your past and your past holidays

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class212.0042.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week including review of the lesson, self study and homework tasks, preparation and practice for the final exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study, participation in class, feedback on homework and preparation for the final speaking exam.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn-class task50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Resit: Writing task.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:36:39


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