LANG06009 2016 Spanish Beginners Level 2 Semester 1
This module aims to progress students from elementary to post-beginner level in the target language, developing fluency in a range of every day and work situations relevant to the course. It also provides students with a more extensive knowledge of the culture and civilization of the target language.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Progress towards achieving level A2 (Basic User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).
Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance, e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and employment.
Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate needs.
Demonstrate awarness of grammatical accuracy appropriate to the level.
Complete a written project on a chosen aspect of Spanish life.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Language seminars
- Listening and comprehension
- Cultural project work
- Language Lab
Module Assessment Strategies
- Role plays
- oral interview
- written tests
- Written project presentation.
All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly.
Listening: With appropriate support can understand phrases and some high frequency vocabulary to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment); in guided exercises can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
Reading: Using pre-taught vocabulary can read very short, simple texts ; can find predictable information in simple every day material such us adverstisments, prospectuses, menus and timetables. Can understand short, simple, personal messages and e mails.
Spoken Interaction: Can communicate in guided tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities; can handle very short social exchanges.
Spoken Production: Can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms a selection of the following topics: family and other people, living conditions, educational background and present or most recent job.
Writing: With appropriate support can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs.
Cultural Awareness: Develops appreciation of Spanish culture through project research and either film,
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Assignment written assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Continuous Assessment oral assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
Required & Recommended Book List
2007-05-30 Prisma B1 Progresa: Student Book + CD (Spanish Edition) Editorial Edinumen
ISBN 8498480027 ISBN-13 9788498480023
Progress Student workbook with exercises for Advanced Spanish lessons
2011-05-15 Pasos 1 Spanish Beginners Course 3rd Edition Revised: Coursebook Hodder Education Publishers
ISBN 1444133217 ISBN-13 9781444133219
Pasos is the course for anyone wishing to learn Spanish. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Pasos gives a thorough grounding in the language enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand a language.
Pasos 1, the first part of the course, introduces the key structures of the language over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Authentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Spain and Latin America. Clear examples and explanations make the grammar easy to absorb, and emphasis is placed on the acquisition of a wide range of essential vocabulary from an early stage. This edition takes account of developments in modern life, such as new technology and practical communication. Audio track references on a page-by-page basis ensure that listening activities are easly identified and new online resources are a useful addition to this highly successful course.