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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1825 Lower Intermediate Spanish 10 Credits Semester 2

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Ricardo Michue-Benedezu

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of FLTU1813, GCSE in Spanish, CEFR A2/B1 or equivalent

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1823Lower Intermediate Spanish

Module replaces


This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Lower intermediate Spanish, 10 credits, Semester 2, is for students who have already studied Spanish to GCSE/CEFR A1/B2 or equivalent. The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing and a deeper understanding of Spanish and/or Latin American culture. You will develop your presentations skills, your research skills using resources in Spanish and your reporting skills.


To consolidate knowledge of Spanish at elementary level and develop skills and competence beyond GCSE/CEFR A2/B1. On completion of the module students should be able to identify and summarise main points and opinions in a familiar context, reporting these with accuracy, and hold longer conversations in Spanish, exchanging ideas and opinions on a range of topics.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- make themselves understood 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.


- Review of key areas of grammar covered in the elementary module and at GCSE
- Talking about oneself and others in detail
- Applying for a job and attending an interview
- Giving and asking for opinions
- Evaluating opinions and drawing conclusions; agreeing and disagreeing
- Collating information and presenting it in a presentation or report
- Talking about culture and customs
- Current affairs

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, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessment

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study each week, attendance and participation in class, feedback on homework and the assessed coursework and preparation for the final speaking exam.

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

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 22/08/2023


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