module specification

OSL073 - Spanish Stage 2A (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Spanish Stage 2A
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
Autumn semester North Monday Afternoon

Module summary

In this module students will continue to develop their language skills to become elementary users of Spanish.  Students will learn how to use Spanish in a range of contexts through practical class activities focusing on authentic language use.  The course covers grammatical structures, vocabulary and skills as well as looking at intercultural communication skills and cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries. The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided Weblearn materials.

Prior learning requirements

Completion of OSL072 or A1/A2 CEFR


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 during class time and extend and consolidate this with the use of WebLearn and other online based resources. They will develop independent learning skills and language learning strategies. Students will work in groups and alone and 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)Interact and express opinions on various simple topics.
2) Ask/answer questions to simple statements maintaining the flow of conversation,  understand clear practical messages, announcements and conversations in Spanish.
Use of written language:
4) Read and understand simple texts describing experiences/impressions.
5) Write formal/informal texts using adequate grammar and vocabulary.

Assessment strategy

The module will be assessed through a Reading/Writing test and an oral test. The oral 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.