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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPPO1010 Practical Language Skills in Spanish 1

20 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr Alba del Pozo GarcĂ­a

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

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

Grade A or B in A-level Spanish or an equivalent of a B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

SPPO1010 is an integrated Spanish language skills module, designed to continue Spanish language learning after A-level. The module places particular emphasis on the development and application of written and oral interaction in a variety of communicative contexts.


Students should achieve knowledge of Spanish language up to a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). They are expected to acquire a level of discursive and functional competence to allow them to communicate in different situations both in writing and orally.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Understand the main ideas of a text in Spanish on both concrete and abstract topics.
2. Produce different types of written texts in Spanish in a variety of contexts, in a clear and purposeful manner with a level of accuracy that allows successful communication with other speakers;
3. Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes communication with other speakers possible without significant strain for either party
4. Show cultural and intercultural awareness on contemporary and/or historical issues related to the Spanish-speaking world

Skills Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
5. Ability to (both within verbal and written communication) be clear, concise and focused up to a B2 level in Spanish language, being able to tailor their message for the audience and listening to the views of others.
6. Ability to demonstrate awareness and understanding of self and others including different cultures;
7. Develop effective autonomous learning skills on language learning


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours60.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be one formative portfolio submission in Semester 1.
- All oral activities in Semester 1 will be formative.
- Formative feedback will be provided during office hours in Semester 1 and feedback week at the start of Semester 2. I- Students will also receive automated formative feedback on individual performance in online formative grammar tests;
- During the course of all language classes formative feedback can be provided.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioOne submission of a Portfolio of Activities30.00
In-course AssessmentOral tasks in class40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)70.00

The resit for any written component of this module, will take the form of a 48-hour OTLA. The resit for the oral component will comprise an oral examination conducted on campus or online.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)30.00

Normally 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: 24/05/2024


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