Spanish Intermediate Two

Module titleSpanish Intermediate Two
Module codeFLS2330
Academic year2019/0
Credits30
Module staff

Dr Jose Tenreiro Prego (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

11

Number students taking module (anticipated)

30

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

Spanish Intermediate 2 is intended for students who have successfully completed FLS2230 Spanish Intermediate 1 or who have a level broadly of AO / AS (Grade A-B) or an A level (Grade C or below) or equivalent. The module provides a systematic approach to building on essential grammar structures in a communicative context. The module is taught as far as possible in Spanish.

Spanish Intermediate Two can be taken towards achieving ‘with proficiency in Spanish”, see http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/flc/undergraduate/proficiency/

Module aims - intentions of the module

The module exit level at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference and aims to:

  • Consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and range of language structures thus equipping you with the linguistic tools to enable you to communicate effectively in a variety of social situations
  • Further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening, productive skills in speaking, reading and writing
  • Deepen your understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to develop your awareness of the general social and cultural background of the language

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of an extensive range of grammatical structures of the target language
  • 2. Read and comprehend written and aural texts of a more technical nature on both concrete and abstract topics in the target language
  • 3. Communicate confidently and spontaneously in a wide range of situations including more specialised topics, both orally and in writing, and produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects in the target language

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise your learning with some guidance from the tutor
  • 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, such as a reference grammar and bilingual dictionary, to consolidate your learning

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 6. Give a clear, prepared presentation on a general topic and take an active part in discussions, accounting for and sustaining their views
  • 7. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and application and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and in accordance with the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is likely to cover the following grammar / topics (the list is not exhaustive):

Topics (non-comprehensive):

  • Language learning
  • Parts of the house and furniture
  • Accommodation: sharing a flat
  • Routine and working life
  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Experiences
  • Tourism
  • Celebrations and leisure
  • The environment
  • The future of our societies
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Computing and IT
  • Cities and towns
  • Current affairs in Spain and Latin America

Grammar (non-comprehensive):

  • Present Tense
  • Question words
  • Pretérito Perfecto
  • Pretérito Indefinido
  • Pretérito Imperfecto
  • Comparatives
  • Superlatives
  • Imperative
  • Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns
  • Possessives, Futuro Simple
  • Conditional
  • Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto
  • Verbal periphrases
  • desde / desde que / desde hace
  • Relative clauses
  • Present Subjunctive
  • Imperfect Subjunctive
  • Reported speech

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
662340

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching66Language classes
Guided Independent Study234Consolidate class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in Spanish. Prepare exercises and activities for class, write assignments and further develop a repertoire of effective language learning strategies. Learning activities are supported by various media, including audio, video / DVD, and, where appropriate, computer software.

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
5 formative tasks covering grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension5 formative tasks covering grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehensionVariable1-5, 7Written and oral
1 in-class formative task in week 12 (during the first two timetabled hours)1.5 hours1-5, 7Written and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
05050

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Oral test308-9 minutes1,3-7Written and oral
Written examination502 hours1-5,7Written and oral
In-class listening test2045 minutes2,7Written and oral

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Written examination and in-class listening testWritten examination1-5,7Referral/deferral period
Oral examinationOral examination1,3-7Referral/Deferral period

Re-assessment notes

For the re-assessment, there will be no in-class listening test, instead there will be an oral test (30%) and a written examination (70%).

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Basic Readings:

  • Virgilio Borobio Carrera, Ele Actual: Libro del Alumno + CDs B1 (SM, 2012), ISBN: 9788467548976.
  • Virgilio Borobio Carrera, Ele Actual: Cuaderno de Ejercicios B1 (SM, 2012) ISBN:9788467548983.

Suggested Readings:

  • A Spanish Learning Grammar, by Mike Thacker and Pilar Muñoz (Routledge, 2012). ISBN: 9781444157338

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

Spanish, intermediate, two

Credit value30
Module ECTS

15

Module pre-requisites

Completion of FLS2230 or equivalent. Students who completed FLS2130 will progress to FLS2430, NOT FLS2330. 

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

5

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2010

Last revision date

29/01/2019