Spanish Intermediate One (FLS2215)

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Credit Value15
ECTS Value7.5
NQF Level6
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLS1130 or equivalent
Duration of Module Term 1: 12 weeks; Term 2: 12 weeks;

Module aims

The module is appropriate for students who either already have or may quickly regain a level of proficiency in Spanish broadly equivalent to that of GCSE Grade A-B (or equivalent). This module is between A2 Basic User and B1 Independent User of the Common European Framework and aims to:

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of basic grammatical structures of the target language
  • 2. Read and comprehend straightforward written texts on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study, leisure etc in the target language
  • 3. Communicate effectively on a limited range of general topics which are familiar or of personal interest, both orally and in writing, and produce short descriptive and narrative texts, formal and informal letters.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

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

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 6. Make a brief presentation on a topic which is familiar or of personal interest and hold a short conversation in the target language which may involve expressing opinions and making value judgements
  • 7. Work productively with others as part of a team, within a set structure
  • 8. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and application and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture.

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 covers the following grammar / topics: Main Grammar Verbs: revision of present tense, uses of past tenses: imperfect, preterite, perfect & pluperfect, impersonal verbs - gustar, encantar etc, soler + infinitive, imperative, future tense, introduction to the present subjunctive, the conditional tense, uses of ser/estar/haber Por and para & other prepositions, Personal pronouns: reflexive, direct and indirect object pronouns Demonstratives and possessives Main Topics Introductions, personal information and studies, Talking about past holidays and giving biographical information The world of work: job descriptions, applying for a job, writing a CV and letter of application.  Holiday plans and renting an apartment. Talking about the recent past, problems and routine. Describing how life used to be, Now and then: talking about what has changed in your life. Shopping, leisure activities and food.  Recounting an event in the past, Following instructions, Expressing hopes, wishes, wants  Advising and doubting, telling a story in the past with more detail.

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

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22Language classes
Guided independent study128Preparation and self study

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
In-Class Test 251hr 30 1-5,8written
Oral Test 25 7-8 minutes1,3-6,8written
Written Examination 501hr 30 1-6,8written

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

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
In-Class Test In-Class Test 1-5,8Referral/deferral period
Oral Test Oral Test 1,3-6,8Referral/deferral period
Written Examination Written Examination 1-6,8Referral/deferral period

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading


Martin, R. & Ellis, M, Pasos 2 Spanish Activity Book, Hodder Education, 3rd edition (29 April 2011)

AND Alonso Raya et al, Students Basic Grammar of Spanish, Difusion, August 2009

Recommended materials: Alsono Raya et al, Students Basic Grammar of Spanish, Difusion, August 2009;  Dictionary: Collins/Robert Spanish Dictionary

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Origin date


Last revision date

March 2012

Key words search

spanish, intermediate