module specification

OSL072 - Spanish Stage 1B (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Spanish Stage 1B
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 Tuesday Evening
Autumn semester North Wednesday Afternoon

Module summary

Students will continue to learn Spanish and will become confident basic users, achieving CEFR A2 level.  Students will learn to use the language in familiar contexts through practical class activities, focusing on authentic language use. The module develops students’ control of grammatical structures and vocabulary as well as focusing on reading, writing, listening, speaking, communicative and pronunciation skills. They will also study the cultures of Spanish speaking countries.
This is a 15-credit module taught on a semester basis. The module is assessed by a Reading/Writing test and an oral test. 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 OSL071 or A1 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 their learning 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 on their own 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 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  On completing this module, students will be able to:
1) Understand tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of oral information on familiar and daily matters.
2) Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.
Use of written language:
3) Understand simple written texts related to familiar topics.
4) Write short utterances and notes on familiar topics and situations using efficiently the basic grammar learned for this level.

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 test will assess learning outcome 2.
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.