LANG07047 2016 Spanish Beginners Level 3 Semester 1
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.
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:
- oral interview
- written tests
- listening tests
- written project
All elements of the assessments may be repeated accordingly.
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
|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
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
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.
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.