Spanish Intermediate Two (FLS2330)

StaffDr Jose Tenreiro Prego - Convenor
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level5
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLS2130 or FLS2215/2230 or equivalent
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

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 students with the linguistic tools to enable them 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 students' understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to develop student awareness of the general social and cultural background of the language

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 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

  • 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise his/her 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 his/her learning.

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 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

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 (the list is not exhaustive):

Main Grammar:

Expressing opinions and judgement with the subjunctive

Expressions of time + subjunctive

Revision of perfect tense

Revision of preterite tense

Imperfect subjunctive

Future perfect and conditional perfect

Uses of perfect, imperfect and preterite tenses

The Passive Voice

Reported Speech

Ser and estar

Certainty and uncertainty + subjunctive or indicative

Gerund and infinitive

Main Topics:

Greetings: introductions

Talking about learning a language

Accommodation: sharing a flat

Bureaucracy: form filling, complaints

Cinema in the Spanish speaking world: expressing opinions

At the police station

Tourism

Routine and working life

Applying for a job, Organisations - NGOs and political parties

Music, Advertising, Diet and nutrition

The media- television

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 teaching activities66Language 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.

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
6 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)Variable1-5, 7Written and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
06040

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
In-Class Test201.5 hours1-5, 7Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.
In-Class Listening Test1545 Minutes2, 7Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.
Oral Test2510/12 minutes1, 3-7Written Feedback Sheet
Written Exam401.5 hours1-5, 7Written Feedback (upon request)
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0

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 Listening Test, Written ExamWritten Exam1-5, 7Referral/deferral period
Oral TestOral Test1, 3-7Referral/deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Oral Test = 25%, Written Examination = 75%

 

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Virgilio Borobia 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

 

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/search.php?search=FLS2330

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2010

Last revision date

February 2017 by José C. Tenreiro Prego

Key words search

Spanish, intermediate, two