Minor in Spanish Language Beginners

UCAS code: Your UCAS code will be the code of your Major.

Available for students starting in September 2017

If you choose a Minor in Spanish Language you will study Spanish language from beginners' level to the level of proficiency required to use the language professionally.

If you have an A-level in Spanish you might be interested in the Minor in Spanish Language (Advanced).

Year 1

In your first year you will study Spanish language at beginners' level (A1 of CEFR) and reach post-GCSE (A2) level by the end of the first year of study. Your individual learning and active participation will be encouraged through close contact with your tutor, work with the other members of the small group and regular feedback.

Modules

Year 2

In your second year you will continue to develop your language skills at an appropriate level (B1 and B2). The study of language will focus on the four main skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — through a variety of in-class interactive activities carried out in small groups and independent learning tasks. The study of the language will always be placed in a context that relates to contemporary life and society. The material used — texts, audios, videos and visuals — will integrate the study of cultural elements essential to understand the language in the wider context of contemporary Spain and Spanish America. New technologies and self-access language learning are at the heart of our teaching methods and encourage our students to become independent learners and speakers of Spanish.

Modules

Year 3

In your final year you will continue to develop your language skills at an appropriate level in the four main areas — reading, writing, listening and speaking — through a variety of in-class interactive activities carried out in small groups and independent learning tasks.

By the end of the final year, you will have reached a level of Spanish that will allow you to use it professionally (B2 and above).

Modules

  • Post-Beginner Spanish Language

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Entry Requirements

  • No entry requirements

Assessment

In language work you will be assessed by a variety of means, including spoken and listening tests, reading and writing exercises. There will be a balance of continuous assessment and end of semester assignments or examinations.

    Now choose your Major

    On a Major/Minor degree, you study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (in this case Spanish Language - Beginners).

    Restrictions

    Please note that you cannot study a Minor in Spanish Language (Beginners) with a Major in:

    • Spanish and Latin American Studies (Beginners)
    • Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced)

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