Ab Initio Spanish

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

College of Arts and Law


Code 23211

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Other pre-requisites GCSE grade C or equivalent in another European language

Module description

This module provides an introduction to the Spanish language for students with no previous knowledge. The course aims to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, which will lay the foundation for further study and will help you to develop strategies for coping with Spanish in real-life situations.

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 Spanish;
Write letters and short essays in Spanish;
Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply in context the main aspects of basic Spanish grammar.

Teaching and learning methods

Small group teaching/practical language classes