Spanish Upper Intermediate B2 - HISP5050

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 5 30 (15) Antonio Lazaro-Reboll checkmark-circle


This is an intermediate level module. Its aims are to strengthen and widen the linguistic knowledge provided in HISP3000 (Spanish Lower Intermediate B1), to consolidate students' vocabulary and improve their knowledge of written and spoken Spanish through immersion in a variety of texts, and to practise translation skills both from and into Spanish.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 60
Private Study Hours: 240
Total Study Hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

• Essay (600 words) – 15%
• English to Spanish Translation Assignment (400 words) – 15%
• Guided Comprehension Assignment (500 words) – 15%
• Audio-visual Comprehension In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 15%
• Written Examination (3 hours) – 30%
• Oral Examination (15 minutes) – 10%

Reassessment methods

• Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Alonso Raya, R. et al. (2011). Gramática básica del estudiante de español. Barcelona: Difusión.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate increased vocabulary and improved knowledge and critical understanding of the Spanish language;
2 Demonstrate perfected skills in Spanish speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation;
3 Demonstrate familiarity with sources of information which will be useful during the year abroad, i.e. students will have learned how to apply their knowledge and
understanding of the language in new and varied contexts;
4 Show a sophisticated knowledge of Spanish through translation and essay writing, and by summarising and expressing opinions on a variety of topics;
5 Converse with a native speaker of Spanish on current issues and course topics;
6 Demonstrate the ability to write in a good and grammatically correct Spanish, using a variety of registers and a complex vocabulary, paraphrasing and translating from
English to Spanish.

The subject specific learning outcomes comply with the requirements/specifications for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level B2.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate key skills such as oral and written communication;
2 Demonstrate improved confidence in the interpretation of texts in another language;
3 Manage their time and prioritise workloads;
4 Demonstrate the ability to use learning resources independently;
5 Demonstrate mental agility and analytical capacity.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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