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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1805 Beginners Spanish

10 creditsClass Size: 18

Module manager: Ricardo Michue-Bendezu

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1800Beginners Spanish
FLTU1802Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 2
FLTU1803Beginners Spanish 20cr Sem1&2
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

Beginners Spanish 10 credits is for students who have not previously studied Spanish. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in speaking, listening, reading and writing and an introduction to Spanish/Latin American culture. You may want to learn a new language, you may already have an interest in Spain/Latin America or you may be planning to travel - whatever your reason, this module will equip you with some practical language skills and intercultural awareness. Please be aware that if you are interested in progressing to elementary level, you should take a 20-credit module in beginners Spanish.


This module aims to introduce students to Spanish 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, and the ability to use, commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered
- extract accurately key information from audio 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 and English
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of grammar including the present tense, prepositions, adjectives, formation of the negative.


Will cover topics such as:
- Exchange personal information about themselves, their family, their interests.
- Understand and use numbers, the time, dates, currency and prices
- Understand and give simple descriptions of a person, a person's character, a city, an area
- Talk about likes and dislikes
- Talk about daily routine
- Understanding and giving simple directions
- Talk about leisure activities.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week including homework; review of the lesson; preparation and practice for the assessment and the final exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Weekly homework tasks, participation in classes, preparation for the assessments.
- Progress is monitored through the weekly homework exercises, the student's participation in class and preparation for the final exam.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn-class tasks50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:24:30


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