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Spanish 3 (LL222)

Summary

Level

Prior knowledge of Spanish required:

  • A2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
  • or a high grade in GCSE or equivalent (minimum A or 7, if students are motivated and/or wish to progress faster)
  • or equivalent in International Baccalaureate
  • or have successfully completed Language Centre Spanish 2 or Beginners Accelerated
  • or equivalent
Main Objectives
  • to improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
  • to understand and produce texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • to achieve A2+/B1 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference).
Credits

30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS.

Teaching

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 

Marta Peón Villar marta.peon-villar@warwick.ac.uk 

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

Course Texts (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. Furthermore, it aims to help students to improve their accuracy of grammar and syntax and to develop essential reading and writing skills.

Successful completion of Spanish 3 qualifies students to progress to Spanish 4.Link opens in a new window

Learning Outcomes

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

  • apply knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level.
  • understand the main points on matters regularly encountered.
  • understand texts dealing with descriptions of events and feelings, and with work-related language.
  • enter unprepared into conversation, describe experiences and events and give reasons for opinions.
  • produce text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform many tasks at Level B1 Independent user (threshold) of the Common European Framework.

Syllabus

The syllabus will include the following:

Topics
  • Weather, cardinal points and seasons.
  • Ecology, environment, recycling.
  • Economy and types of energy.
  • Internet, advertising and online shopping.
  • Household chores and items.
Grammar

This module will cover revision and extension of the use of the preterite, perfect and imperfect tenses to recount past events in a range of situations, the future tense, the conditional tense, the imperative tense, the use of direct and indirect objects pronouns, the difference between por and para and the subjunctive tense to give advice, make recommendations and express wishes.

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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