module specification

OSL076 - Spanish Stage 3B (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Spanish Stage 3B
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)
In-Course Test 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 - -
Spring semester North Monday Morning

Module summary

In this module students will develop advanced Spanish language skills and work towards becoming independent users of the target language. (CEFR Level B1/B2)  Students will learn how to use Spanish in a wide range of contexts, with appropriate register. The course further extends students’ ability to use grammatical structures and vocabulary accurately. 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 OSL075 or B1 CEFR


Development of listening skills in a variety of contexts and on a wide range of topics
Development of writing skills on a wide range of topics
Extension of lexis on a wide range of topics
Revision of grammar structures and introduction of new ones
Development of high level spoken accuracy and fluency, using appropriate register

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:
Speaking and listening :
1) Deliver a clear and fluent presentation using an enhanced range of vocabulary.
2) Express and discuss points of view fluently and spontaneously in a variety of social contexts.
3) Be able to use and select different registers and styles appropriately.
4) Write clear text on a wide range of subjects; explain viewpoints on topical issues, giving advantages and disadvantages.

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.