Level of study First Year
Credit value 10
Semester Across both
Pre-requisite modules 15726 or equivalent
Other pre-requisites Free standing module
Revision of the present, past and future tenses
Uses of the simple past and the imperfect tenses
Relative pronounsDirect and indirect object pronouns
The imperative form: position of pronouns
Revision of the conditional tense
Desde hacía/ hacía... que
The passive form
The passive se
Ser and estar with past participle
Uses of the subjunctive II: verbs of influence, value judgments, future, after verbs of saying
The imperfect subjunctive after si
Uses of the conditional perfect
The pluperfect subjunctive form
Uses of por & para / pero & sino
Talking about your childhood
Describing personality; evaluating character traits
Talking about drugs and the consequences of their consumption
Expressing your opinion and defending your point of view
Weighing up the importance of different diets: modern / organic diets
Saying what you would do in certain situations
Identifying different regions & cultures of Spain
Saying how long you had been doing something for
Planning a holiday in Spain
Talking about alternative tourism: ecotourism
Talking about the pros and cons of modern dieting
Expressing certainty and uncertainty
Expressing hypothetical situations
3 Cultural Content
You will develop their knowledge of a range of aspects of Spanish culture. Reading, listening and viewing material will be supplied in a variety of styles including press articles, conversations, radio broadcasts and video documentaries relevant to the topics covered.
Geography: regional variation.
Social change: behaviour and relationships. Youth culture. Alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Travel: holidaying in Spain: where to go, when, how to travel.
Health and diet: regional variation, changing habits
The Arts: music, dance, art and cinema – historical and modern perspectives.
Media: television and advertising, audience response.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
deal with unpredictable activities in listening, speaking, reading and writing
show understanding of complex spoken language in varied contexts
extract and apply information from a wide range of written sources
discuss detailed information and opinions
communicate effectively in writing
display knowledge of cultural contexts and conventions appropriate to language use at this level
Practical language classes involving both whole-group and small group/pair work activities, with emphasis on communicative settings, use of visual aids and audio/video recording and the Internet. Language laboratories may be used where appropriate