LANG07047 2016 Spanish Beginners Level 3 Semester 1

General Details

Full Title
Spanish Beginners Level 3 Semester 1
Transcript Title
Spanish Beginners 3.1
75 %
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_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_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) SG_BDIGI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Digital Marketing

This module aims to prepare the student to achieve pre-Intermediate level in the target language. It aims to increase the student's oral fluency and level of written expression.  It continues to strive towards independent expression in the target language. It expands the student's knowledge of the culture and civilisation of the target language.

Learning Outcomes

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


Progress towards achieving Level B1 (Independent User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).


With appropriate assistance understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc.


Deal with the principal situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.


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



Describe in simple terms, and with adequate preparation, aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


Implement a level of grammatical accuracy appropriate to the Level.


Begin to demonstrate an awareness of good accent and intonation.


Demonstrate increased awareness of Spanish speaking world cultural life through completion of a project, presentation or similar.

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
  • written project

Repeat Assessments

All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly.

Indicative Syllabus

Listening: can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc, using pre-taught prompts; can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest with prior explanation of the general context of the broadcast.

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.

Spoken interaction: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken, using pre-taught guidelines; can contribute to conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).

Spoken production: can, with assistance, begin to connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events; can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans using pre-taught guidelines.

Writing: can, with preparation, write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

Cultural awareness: select an aspect of Spanish Business, Culture or Society for independent research and presentation.

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 1,2,3,5,6,7
2 Continuous Assessment Written Assessments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Language Laboratory Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN homework/self-study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

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

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.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Martin, R.M. and  Ellis, M. (2008) Pasos 2 (Third Edition) , Hodder Education, U.K.

(Or any other textbook considered appropriate to this level)

Schmitt, C. (1998) Schaum's Outlines Spanish Grammar (4th Edition),  McGraw-Hill, U.S.A.

Other Resources

Spanish Dictionary

Additional Information