Ab Initio Spanish III & IV

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

College of Arts and Law


Code 24176

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Pre-requisite modules 09 23211 or equivalent

Module description

This module will consolidate, develop, and extend listening, speaking, reading and writing skills already acquired. 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. Authentic materials 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:
Demonstrate knowledge of the main aspects of Spanish grammar and apply it properly;
Understand and be understood in real life situations with Spanish speaking people
Accurately convey more complex information in writing
Extract relevant information from authentic written texts;
Listen to, understand and respond appropriately to authentic aural sources
Increase their knowledge of Spanish culture and 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 recordings and the Internet. Language laboratories may be used where appropriate