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Spanish 2 (LL215) - Updated 2017/18

Summary

Level:

Entry requirements: prior knowledge of Spanish (GCSE level or Language Centre Spanish 1 or equivalent).

Main Objectives:

To enable students to develop competence in a range of language tasks performed in familiar work and social contexts, to extend skills in reading and listening comprehension and to consolidate and extend the knowledge and use of Spanish grammar and syntax.

Credits:

30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS.

Teaching:

One 2-hour language class each week for 21 weeks.

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore the minimum expected amount of study is 240 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Languages@Warwick (a virtual learning environment) to facilitate this.

Tutors:

Susi Howe

Peter O'Sullivan

Course Text-books:

  • Nuevo Prisma A2 - Libro del alumno + CD, Equipo Prisma, Edinumen, ISBN: 978-84-9848-370-3
  • Nuevo Prisma A2 - Libro de ejercicios + CD, Evelyn Aixalà et al., Edinumen, ISBN: 978-84-9848-372-7

These books can be purchased from the University Bookshop, telephone: (024) 7652 3388.

English-Spanish Dictionary, Collins/OUP Spanish-English (recommended).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • apply a basic knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level
  • apply strategies for understanding gist and specific information
  • have insight into everyday life in the relevant countries
  • understand the main points in messages and announcements, and understand spoken language in areas of immediate personal relevance
  • understand texts dealing with descriptions of events and feelings, and with work-related language
  • write simple texts, messages and emails
  • exchange information orally on familiar topics and activities and describe background and immediate needs

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 Basic user (waystage) of the Common European Framework.

Syllabus

The syllabus will include the following:

Communicative skills

This module will cover topics such as: leisure activities, travelling, talking about past experiences, and celebrations.

Grammar

This module will cover consolidation and revision of essential basic structures including the Present Tense, adjectives and adverbs. The use of the Preterite, the Perfect and Imperfect Tenses to recount past events in a range of situations.

Course Description

The primary aim of these modules is to enable students to communicate effectively at a reasonable level in everyday, predictable situations likely to be met in work or study situations in a Spanish-speaking country.

Equally important aims are to help students acquire confidence in using Spanish, with due regard to accuracy of grammar and syntax and to familiarise them with essential reading techniques that will support further independent study of the written language.

Successful completion of Spanish 2 qualifies students to progress to Spanish 3.