Spanish Language (Beginners) 1 and 2

Module code: SP1020/SP1021

Our language modules for Beginners are intensive courses which bring you up to A2 Level of the common European Framework for languages (CEFR) in a year.

There are four contact hours per week dedicated to developing all of the main language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). A wide range of teaching and learning methods, materials and resources is used throughout the course, in order to support different learning styles. Preparation and independent study tasks set by the tutor will form an essential part of the learning process. Small-group teaching and the use of virtual learning environments will optimise your progress.

Language skills/topics

The skills and topics focused on serve to develop your abilities in accordance with the requirements of the CEFR, and in the areas of Listening, Reading, Spoken Interaction, Spoken Production, and Writing. A full description of the skills required for progression to level A2, including grammar and communication topics, can be found here.

Learning

  • 75 hours of seminars
  • 5 hours of workshops
  • 220 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

Semester 1

  • Continuous assessment: reading and writing (25%)
  • Continuous assessment: listening and speaking (25%)
  • Exam, 2½ hours (50%)

Semester 2

  • Continuous assessment: reading and writing (25%)
  • Continuous assessment: listening and speaking (25%)
  • Exam, 2½ hours (50%)