LANG06013 2016 Spanish Beginners Level 2 Semester 2
This module aims to develop language skills at post-beginner level in the target language, increasing fluency and levels of comprehension in a range of everyday and work situations relevant to the course and not covered at Level 2.1. It continues to familiarise the student with the culture and civilisation of the target language.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Perform confidently at Level A2 (Basic User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).
Understand and modify sentences and freqently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance not covered at Level 2.1 (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
Without assistance communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
Describe, using a full range of vocabulary appropriate to the Level, aspects of his/her background; immediate environment; the world of work; and matters in areas of immediate need.
Demonstrate awareness of grammatical accuracy appropriate to the Level
Make an oral presentation on a chosen aspect of Spanish speaking world.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Language seminars
- Listening and comprehension
- Cultural project work
- Language Lab
Module Assessment Strategies
Linguistic ability will be assessed in:
- oral interview
- Presentation of project
- Written tests
All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly.
Listening: can understand with ease phrases and common high-frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance, building on Level 2.1 (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment, social life); catch and reproduce the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
Reading: can read independently very short, simple texts; can find specific information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables; can understand short simple letters and articles.
Spoken interaction: can communicate with relative ease in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities; can handle simple social exchanges and use initiative to keep a conversation going on a simple, informal level.
Spoken production: can independently describe in simple terms a selection of the following topics not covered at Level 2.1: family and other people, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent job. Can formulate simple, direct questions relating to these topics.
Writing: can compose short simple notes and messages relating to matters of immediate needs; can write a simple, personal letter, for example, thanking someone for something; can reply to a simple advertisement.
Cultural awareness: can express in simple terms an appreciation of a chosen aspect of Spanish culture based on a project and either film or internet reseach in Level 2.1.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment Assignment Oral assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Group Project Assignment Written assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
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.