module specification

OSL074 - Spanish Stage 2B (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Spanish Stage 2B
Module level Level 4/5/6 (99)
Credit rating for module 15
School Guildhall School of Business and Law
Total study hours 150
24 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
0 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
126 hours Guided independent study
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
In-Course Test 40%   Reading/Writing
Oral Examination 60%   Oral test
Running in 2022/23

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Monday Afternoon

Module summary

In this module students will learn to develop higher intermediate language skills and become partly independent users of Spanish.  Students will learn how to use Spanish in a range of professional and academic contexts through practical class activities focusing on authentic language use. The course covers grammar structures, vocabulary and four skills. It also focuses on intercultural communication skills and cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries. The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided Weblearn materials, focusing in the development of language learning strategies.

Prior learning requirements

Completion of OSL073 OR A1/A2 competence


The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided Weblearn materials. Indicative contents will include:
Further development receptive skills (listening, reading)
Further development of writing skills
Further development of speaking skills and fluency
Extension and expansion of accurate use of and understanding of a range of lexis.
Further development of grammatical accuracy

Learning Outcomes LO1 - LO4

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

The module features learning and teaching strategies delivered through a blended learning approach. Learners will actively participate in individual and group activities in class and using online resources and tools available on Weblearn, as well as paper based materials. They will receive teacher and peer feedback to enable them to reflect on their learning.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this module are calibrated to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  By the end of the module students should be able to conduct the following on subjects related to their field of study and/or topics concerning Spanish-speaking societies for social, academic and professional purposes:

1).Interact describing and expressing opinions/feelings on familiar topics and activities
2). Ask/answer questions and respond to statements, maintaining the flow of conversationUnderstand the main points of clear messages, announcements, and conversations in Spanish

Use of written language
3) Write simple connected text on familiar/personal topics as well as texts describing experiences and impressions
4) Read/write about everyday life, work, events, feelings and wishes

Assessment strategy

The module will be assessed through a Reading/Writing test and an oral test. The oral test will assess learning outcome 1 and the Reading/Writing will assess learning outcome 2.
Feedback on assessment is timely, constructive and developmental.
Processes for marking assessments and for moderating marks are clearly articulated and consistently operated by those involved in the assessment process.