Spanish Lower Intermediate B1 - LS300

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
(version 4)
Autumn and Spring
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4 30 (15) DR W Fiorucci


Prerequisite: Ability in Spanish language equivalent to Level A2 of the CEFR (typically achieved with an A-Level in Spanish).





This module is for Post-A-level students and students who have mastered level A2 but not yet B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On successfully completing the module students will have mastered level B1. The emphasis in this course is on furthering knowledge of the structure of the language as well as vocabulary and cultural insights while further developing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills..


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 60

Method of assessment

• Oral ICT (in groups, 5 minutes) – 17.5%
• Listening Comprehension ICT (30 minutes) – 17.5%
• 2 x Grammar ICT (40 minutes) – 17.5% Each
• 2 x Written Assignments (300 words) – 15% Each

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Balli, M. and Rizzo, G. and Ziglio, L. (2014), Nuovo Espresso: Libro Studente 3 (B1). Alma Edizioni: Firenze.
(2013), Oxford Compact Spanish Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(2011), Oxford Spanish Mini Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

8.1 understand in listening comprehension the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.;
8.2 understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every day or job-related language and most texts likely to encountered whilst travelling an area where the language is spoken in reading comprehension;
8.3 deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken and enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events);
8.4 write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, including letters, describing experiences and impressions;
8.5 demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Spanish culture;
8.6 express themselves, with sufficient grammar, without hesitation and circumlocutions on topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events;
8.7 express themselves, with sufficient vocabulary, without hesitation and circumlocutions on topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events.

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