Open Access Intensive Spanish L1

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

College of Arts and Law


Code 20364

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Other pre-requisites No Restrictions

Module description

The course will introduce you to the basic grammatical structures and functions of the language through classroom exercises reinforced by private study. You will become proficient in a range of common situations and functions. Practical language classes will focus on productive and receptive skills helping you to achieve communicative competence up to ‘survival’ level. Aspects of modern Spain will be introduced in the target language at appropriate points.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
Speak with a degree of fluency about themselves, their life, interests and course of study.
Listen and understand in detail selected short examples of Spanish spoken at a natural speed and understand the gist of more extended speech.
Read short authentic Spanish texts aimed at learners of the language.
Write letters and short essays in Spanish.
Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply in context the main aspects of Spanish grammar.
Show understanding of key aspects of modern Spanish society

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