module specification

OSL071 - Spanish Stage 1A (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Spanish Stage 1A
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 and 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
Autumn semester North Wednesday Morning
Spring semester North Wednesday Morning

Module summary

In this module, students will start to learn Spanish and will become confident basic users, up to CEFR A1 level.  Students will learn to use the language in familiar contexts through practical class activities, focusing on authentic language use. The module introduces students to grammatical structures and vocabulary, as well as focusing on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and communicative and pronunciation skills.
This is a 15-credit module taught on a semester basis, with no prior learning required. One Reading/Comprehension and an oral test assess the module. The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided Weblearn materials.


The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided Weblearn materials. Indicative contents will include:
• Development of listening and speaking skills
• Development of writing skills
• Development of a basic range of vocabulary and lexis
• Acquisition of simple grammatical structures

Learning Outcomes LO1 - LO4

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

This course will follow a blended learning approach. Students will study Spanish in class and extend and consolidate their learning with the use of WebLearn and other online/paper-based resources. They will develop independent learning skills and language learning strategies. Students will work together and on their own and receive teacher and peer feedback to enable them to reflect on their learning.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this module are calibrated on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 
On completing this module, students will be able to:
1 Understand simple messages and conversations in Spanish.
2 interact in a simple way in Spanish, ask and answer simple personal questions.

Use of written language:
3 Understand simple written texts related to familiar topics.
4 Write short utterances and notes on familiar topics and situations.

Assessment strategy

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