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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1823 Lower Intermediate Spanish

20 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Ricardo Michue-Bendezu

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

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of FLTU1813, GCSE, A2 (CEFR) or equivalent

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1820Lower Intermediate Spanish
FLTU1825Lower Intermediate 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 already have a GCSE in Spanish, A2 (CEF) or equivalent and wish to take their Spanish to the next level.The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing.Communication skills which will be developed include discussion, interview techniques, presentation skills and reporting skills.


To consolidate knowledge of Spanish at GCSE level and develop skills and competence up to AS level or B1 (CEF).

On completion of the module, students should be able to deal with information of a general nature in a familiar context and identify and note main points and opinions; sustain longer conversations in Spanish and handle familiar and unfamiliar situations with some ease; exchange opinions and ideas on a range of topics.

Students should be able to report facts and opinions with accuracy.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker on the everyday topics covered
- Understand the main points of standard speech on familiar topics and be able to understand the main points from TV news broadcasts
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Spanish and English
- Demonstrate greater understanding and knowledge of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- Demonstrate proficiency in listening through accurately extracting key information from audio sources
- Read and understand short newspaper articles
- Write short pieces with a good degree of accuracy using a range of vocabulary and Spanish expression appropriately.


- Talking about oneself and others in detail
- Describing home and family in greater depth
- Applying for a job and attending an interview
- Giving and asking for opinions
- Evaluating opinions and drawing conclusions; agreeing and disagreeing
- Environment
- Advertising
- Collating information and presenting it in a presentation or report
- Talking about culture and customs
- Current affairs: environment, globalisation.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class202.0040.00
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Portfolio, class participation and Project

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 30 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

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: 22/08/2023


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