LANG06067 2016 Spanish Beginners Level 1 Semester 2

General Details

Full Title
Spanish Beginners Level 1 Semester 2
Transcript Title
Spanish Beginners 1.2
75 %
Subject Area
LANG - Foreign Language
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Deborah Keegan, Joan Morrison, Maria Diaz-Caneja, Martine Lucas, Sarah OBeirne, Cristina Ettedgui Larkin, Clare Kelly-Lahon
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business Embedded Award BB L7 in Finance and Investment SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BEMBE_G06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BTOUR_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism SG_BMARK_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing SG_BIMSP_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in International Marketing with Spanish SG_BDIGI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Digital Marketing SG_BOFFI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration SG_BINTE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Marketing and Languages

This module aims to further introduce students to the target language covering a range of every day and work situations relevant to the nature of the course.  It also provides the students with an introduction to the culture and civilisation of the target language.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Continue to progress towards achieving level A1 (Basic User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).


Understand and use familiar every day expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.


Introduce onself and others; ask and answer questions about personal details e.g. where he/she lives; people he/she knows; things he/she has.


Interact in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly, and is prepared to help.


Present certain aspect of the culture of the Spanish speaking world.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Language seminars
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Cultural project work
  • Language Lab

Module Assessment Strategies

  • Role plays and oral presentations.
  • Oral interviews.
  • Written test.
  • Project presentation.


Repeat Assessments

All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly.

Indicative Syllabus

Listening: Can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning self, family, and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.

Reading: Can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example: on notices and posters or in catalogues.

Spoken Interaction: Can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speach and help formulate what the student wishes to express; can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.

Spoken Production: Can independently use simple phrases and sentences to describe where she/he lives and people he/she knows.

Writing: Can write a short simple postcard for example sending holiday greetings; can fill in forms with personal details, for example, entering name, nationality, address in a hotel registration form. Can describe college and free time activities in simple terms.

Cultural Awareness: Can complete a short project/presentation on a particular aspect of the Spanish speaking world.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Oral Assessments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Continuous Assessment Written Assessments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Language Laboratory lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Flat Classroom lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN homework 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2007-04-27 Pasos 1: Student Book: A First Course in Spanish Hodder Arnold
ISBN 0340929227 ISBN-13 9780340929223

Pasos is the course for anyone wishing to learn Spanish from scratch. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Pasos gives a thorough grounding in the language enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand a language spoken by over 400 million people. 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. From the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. 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. Balance and variety are prominent features of the Pasos course: a balance of freer activities and graded, accuracy-based tasks; a balance of presentation and practice of new language items; a balance between the study and use of grammar and vocabulary, the cornerstones of language-learning.There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book. The third edition has been revised and updated to take account of developments in modern life, such as new technology and practical communication. Units begin with a Preparate page of activities and include extra grammar tasks. Rincon Cultural is an additional feature presenting short texts of cultural interest and each unit ends with an Autoevaluacion self-assessment checklist enabling students to review what they have learnt. Pasos 1 is ideal for group and individual study and covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level.

Recommended Reading
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

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Martin, R.M. and  Ellis, M (2007) Pasos 1, 3rd edition, Hodder Education, U.K.

(Or any other textbook considered appropriate to this level)

Other Resources

Spanish-English dictionary.


Additional Information