module specification

OSL074 - Spanish Stage 2B (2020/21)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2020/21
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
 
45 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
0 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
105 hours Guided independent study
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
In-Course Test 40%   Progress test (receptive skills and use of language)
In-Course Test 20%   Listening test
Oral Examination 40%   Oral test
Running in 2020/21
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Wednesday 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 contexts through practical class activities focusing on authentic language use.  The course covers grammar structures, vocabulary and the 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. 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 OSL073 OR A1/A2 competence

Syllabus

• Further development receptive skills (listening, reading) LO1, LO3
• Further development of writing skills LO3
• Further development of speaking skills and fluency LO3
• Extension and expansion of accurate use of and understanding of a range of lexis LO1, LO2, LO3
• Further development of grammatical accuracy LO1, LO2, LO3

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 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. Listening
• understand the main points of clear messages, announcements, and conversations in Spanish

2. Speaking
• interact describing and expressing opinions/feelings on familiar topics and activities
• ask/answer questions and respond to statements, maintaining the flow of conversation

3. Use of written language:
• write simple connected text on familiar/personal topics as well as texts describing experiences and impressions
• read/write about everyday life, work, events, feelings and wishes

Assessment strategy

The module will be assessed through an in class test, a listening test and an oral test. The in class tests will assess learning outcomes 1 and 2 and the oral test will assess learning outcome 3.
• Formative assessment supports students in developing for summative assessment.
• 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.

Bibliography

• Barceló, M. (2007) Vamos 2 – Libro del alumno. Atenas: Edilingua Pantelis Marin.
• Borobio, V. (2011) Ele Actual A2. Madrid: SM Editores.
• Collins, Spanish dictionary (2009). Glasgow: Collins.
• Lewis, M. (1999) How to study foreign Languages. London: Palgrave.
• Spinelli, E. (2003) English grammar for students of Spanish: the study guide for those learning Spanish. London: Arnold.

Websites
• Busuu (no date). Available at: https://www.busuu.com
• Duolingo (no date). Available at: https://duolingo.com
• StudySpanish (no date). Available at: https://studyspanish.com
• Wordreference (no date). Available at: https://www.wordreference.com/