Spanish Beginners A1-A2 (Intensive) - HISP3020

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Canterbury
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 4 30 (15) Wissia Fiorucci checkmark-circle

Overview

This is an intensive module for absolute beginners, Post-GCSE students and students who have not yet mastered level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On successfully completing the module students will have mastered level A2. The emphasis in this course is on acquiring a sound knowledge of the structure of the language as well as basic vocabulary and cultural insights while developing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Details

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 80
Private Study Hours: 220
Total Study Hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Group Oral in-Course Test (5 minutes per student) – 20%
Listening Comprehension Assignment (400 words) – 20%
Language Skills Assignment (Equivalent to 600 words) – 30%
Written Assignment 1 (300 words) – 15%
Written Assignment 2 (300 words) – 15%

Reassessment methods

• Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Moreno, C., Moreno, V. and Zurita, P. (2012). Nuevo avance basico (A1-A2). Madrid: SGEL.
Oxford Compact Spanish Dictionary. (2013). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Oxford Spanish Mini Dictionary. (2011). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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 Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local
geography, employment);
2 Understand short, simple texts, incl. letters and everyday material (e.g. advertisement, menus, timetables) related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal
and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
3 Communicate verbally in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;
4 Communicate in writing for routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
5 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key cultural aspects connected to the Spanish language;
6 Use basic grammar in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
7 Use highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

The subject specific learning outcomes comply with the requirements/specifications for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level A2.

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

1 Demonstrate problem-solving in individual and team work;
2 Use resources independently;
3 Manage their time and prioritise workloads;
4 Use information technology effectively.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage 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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