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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

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

20 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Isabel Molina-Vidal

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

A1 CEFRL or equivalent (i.e. Spanish GCSE)

SPPO1093 - for Spanish B students only


SPPO1093Spanish for Beginners (A1 of the CEFR)

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1820Lower Intermediate Spanish
FLTU1823Lower Intermediate Spanish
FLTU1827Lower Intermed Spanish for Bus

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module enables students who have completed an A1 CEFRL level to develop their language skills up to A2 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.


To develop the students’ language skills and competence up to CEFRL A2 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.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to
1. 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).
2. Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
3. Describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


The syllabus for this module typically includes the following elements:
• Speaking about habits, different circumstances and duration both in the present and in the past
• Making recommendations
• Describing feelings, your mood, health issues
• Narrating and linking past events and experiences
• Expressing likes and preferences
• Describing places and objects
• Comparison
• Location of objects
• Getting by in different situations such as invitations, introductions, greetings and farewells
• Asking for things, actions, favours
• Asking and giving permission
• Giving excuses, instructions, advice
• Speaking about leisure activities , timetables, intentions and projects
• Speaking about and valuing experiences, people and things
• Arguing and debating
• Expressing emotions

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class222.0044.00
Private study hours156.00
Total Contact hours44.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Review of the lesson/lecture and preparation for the weekly lectures/classes – 60 hours
Guided and independent study each week – 36 hours
Assessed work write-up – 30 hours
Exam preparation – 30 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly homework and tutor feedback both written and orally.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioIntergration of several linguistic skills (i.e. Narrated PowerPoint presentation)20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

Set Semester 2, week 7: Due Semester 2, Easter Break

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S2)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

Practical Exam / OSCE - Speaking exam. Speaking exam re-sit on campus or via video conference in August resit period

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 25/08/2022


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