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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.
  • to consolidate and extend the knowledge and use of Spanish grammar and syntax.
Credits

30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS.

Teaching and Learning

One weekly session for 21 weeks, organised as:

  • One weekly two-hour face-to-face class delivered on campus
  • Some independent study will also be set.

If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online.

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.

Assessment

Term 1 - one interim test (10%)

Term 3 - one reading/writing test (50%) + one speaking test (40%)

Tutors

Carmen Barreras Moreno c.barreras-moreno@warwick.ac.uk 

Peter O'Sullivan p.a.o-sullivan@warwick.ac.uk 

Course Text-books (must be bought by student)

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.Link opens in a new window

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.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 Basic user (waystage) of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).

Syllabus

The syllabus will include the following:

Topics
  • Habits, hobbies, sports and leisure activities.
  • Food, beverages and utensils.
  • Celebrations and express wishes.
  • Travel, accommodation and tourism.
  • Internet, new technology, inventions and inventors.
  • Weather, cardinal points and seasons.
Grammar

This module will cover consolidation and revision of essential basic structures including the present tense, adjectives and adverbs. The use of verbs like gustar, use of connectors, comparative and superlative adjectives, the difference between ser and estar, direct and indirect objects pronouns, the preterite, the perfect and imperfect tenses to recount past events in a range of situations.

Subject-specific and transferable skills
  • Written and spoken communications.
  • Strategies for understanding gist and specific information.
  • Intercultural Awareness, Organisational skills, Interpersonal skills and Digital skills.

Can count towards the Warwick AwardLink opens in a new window

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