module specification

OSL075 - Spanish Stage 3A (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Spanish Stage 3A
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
Coursework 40%   Written Assignment (Coursework)
Oral Examination 60%   Oral test
Running in 2022/23

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

Module summary

In this module students will develop advanced language skills and work towards becoming independent users of Spanish. They will learn how to use Spanish in a wide range of contexts both personally and professionally, through practical class activities focusing on authentic language use. There will be a particular emphasis on developing reading and writing skills, as well as oral, listening and intercultural skills.  The course extends students’ ability to use a wide range of grammatical structures and vocabulary accurately. In addition, cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries will be studied. The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided WebLearn materials.
The module is adaptable to the language abilities of students and can be taught to students studying in different years.

Prior learning requirements

Completion of OSL074 or B1 CEFR


Development of listening skills including note taking
Development of writing and reading skills including the study of genre and register in written texts
Further development of a wide range of lexis
Extension and expansion of grammatical control (new and revised structures)
Development of oral fluency and accuracy


Learning Outcomes LO1 - LO4

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

Learning and teaching strategies will be delivered through a blended learning approach. Learners will actively participate in individual and group activities in class and independently, 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:

1)  deliver a fluent presentation on a prepared topic
2)  use a wide range of language to give clear descriptions
3) express opinions on general topics in a fluent manner

Use of written language:
4) write accurately and in an appropriate register on a variety of topics related to personal matters, current affairs and areas of professional expertise.

Assessment strategy

The module will be assessed through a written assignment (Coursework) and an oral test. The oral test will assess learning outcome 1 and the written assignment 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.