Open Access Intensive Spanish Level 3

Centre for Modern Languages, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 20363

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Pre-requisite modules 20364 or equivalent

Other pre-requisites Free-standing module

Module description

This module will consolidate, develop, and extend listening, speaking, reading and writing skills acquired in OA intensive Spanish L1. As grammar rules become more complex, every new structure will be dealt with in depth while some time will be spent revising and consolidating past knowledge. Structured language will be taught in the context of situations and personalised topics. Simulated materials will be drawn from authentic sources and will be used to improve and to provide stimulus for the development of both productive skills (speaking and writing) and receptive skills (reading and listening).

By the end of the module you should be able to:
Listen to, understand and respond appropriately to simulated extracts adapted from authentic aural sources.
Read, extract, and respond to relevant information taken from simulated extracts adapted from authentic written texts
Understand and be understood in Spanish in specified real life situations
Convey more complex information in writing with a focus upon improved accuracy
Demonstrate knowledge of the main appropriate aspects of Spanish grammar and apply them appropriately
Increase knowledge of Spanish culture and society with a view to facilitating improvement in reading, speaking, listening and writing demonstrated by group discussions.

Teaching and learning methods

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