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Spanish 2 (LL215)

Summary

Level:

Entry requirements: prior knowledge of Spanish (GCSE level or Language Centre Spanish 1 or equivalent).

Main Objectives:

To enable students to develop competence in a range of language tasks performed in familiar work and social contexts, to extend skills in reading and listening comprehension and to consolidate and extend the knowledge and use of Spanish grammar and syntax.

Credits:

30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS.

Teaching:

Our aim, Covid-19 arrangements permitting, is 21 weeks, specific arrangements to be confirmed.

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore the minimum expected amount of study is 240 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle (a virtual learning environment) to facilitate this.

Assessment:

Term 1 - one interim test

Term 3 - one reading/writing test + one speaking test

Tutors:

Carmen Barreras Moreno

Peter O'Sullivan

Course Text-books (must be bought by student):

  • Nuevo Prisma A2 - Libro del alumno + CD, Equipo Prisma, Edinumen, ISBN: 978-84-9848-370-3
  • Nuevo Prisma A2 - Libro de ejercicios + CD, Evelyn AixalĂ  et al., Edinumen, ISBN: 978-84-9848-372-7

These books can be purchased from the University Bookshop, telephone: (024) 7652 3388.

English-Spanish Dictionary, Collins/OUP Spanish-English (recommended).

Course Description

The primary aim of this module is to enable students to communicate effectively at a reasonable level in everyday, predictable situations likely to be met in work or study situations in a Spanish-speaking country.

Equally important aims are to help students acquire confidence in using Spanish, with due regard to accuracy of grammar and syntax and to familiarise them with essential reading techniques that will support further independent study of the written language.

Successful completion of Spanish 2 qualifies students to progress to Spanish 3.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Apply a basic knowledge of grammar.
  • Gain insight into everyday life in the relevant countries.
  • Apply strategies for understanding gist and short descriptions.
  • Interact about familiar topics and activities.
  • Write simple texts giving background information and relating to areas of immediate need.

Syllabus

The syllabus will include the following:

Communicative skills

This module will cover topics such as: leisure activities, travelling, talking about past experiences, and celebrations.

Grammar

This module will cover consolidation and revision of essential basic structures including the Present Tense, adjectives and adverbs. The use of the Preterite, the Perfect and Imperfect Tenses to recount past events in a range of situations.