LANG07011 2016 Spanish Beginners Level 3 Semester 2

General Details

Full Title
Spanish Beginners Level 3 Semester 2
Transcript Title
Spanish Beginners 3.2
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Subject Area
LANG - Foreign Language
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
07 - NFQ Level 7
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_B(ADD_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in (Add On) L7 SG_BMARK_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in Marketing L7 (Add On) SG_BINTR_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in International Marketing Erasmus SG_BMKTG_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Marketing L7 (Add On)

In this module the student will achieve pre-Intermediate level in the target language. It builds on the student's level of oral fluency and written expression attained in Level 3.1. The student attains an initial level of independent expression in the target language.  The student presents and appraises aspects of the culture and civilisation of the target language already researched at Level 3.1.

Learning Outcomes

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


Achieve Level B1 (Independent user) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).


Understand and comment on the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.



Deal with with a broad range of situations most likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.



Independently produce simple, connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.



Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.



Implement a level of grammatical accuracy appropriate to the level.


Demonstrate awareness of correct accent and pronunciation.



Demonstrate increased understanding of Spanish business and/or cultural life through oral presentation of a project.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

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

Module Assessment Strategies

Linguistic ability will be assessed in:

  • roleplays
  • oral interview
  • written tests
  • listening tests
  • presentation of project from Level 3.1

Repeat Assessments

All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly.

Module Dependencies

LANG07010 200900 Spanish Beginners Level 3 Semester 1

Indicative Syllabus

Listening: can understand with ease the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc; can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

Reading: can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language; can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters and shorter texts building on Level 3.1; can demonstrate an awareness of different registers of simple written text.

Spoken interaction: can deal with a relatively broad range of situations most likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).

Spoken production: can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions; can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans; can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe one's own reaction to it.

Writing: can write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; can write personal letters/e-mails describing experiences and impressions.

Cultural awareness: orally present findings from cultural or business research at Level 3.1.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Oral Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5,6,7,8
2 Continuous Assessment Written Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Language Laboratory Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN homework/self-study 7 Weekly 7.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
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

Pasos 2 (Third Edition) Rosa Maria Martin and Martyn Ellis, Hodder Education, 2008

Schaum's Outlines Spanish Grammar (4th Edition), Conrad J. Schmitt, McGraw-Hill, 1998

Other Resources

Spanish Dictionary