Are you a beginner or new learner of Spanish who would like to lay solid foundations for advanced reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in modern Spanish language?
Our Modern Spanish Language for Beginners module is designed to equip you with a keen grammatical awareness, a sound understanding of cultures and societies across the Hispanic world, and most of all, confidence in reading, listening, speaking, and writing in Spanish. You will make use of authentic resources from around the Hispanic world, including books, articles, newspapers, television and radio, as well as taking part in our virtual language exchange with students in Colombia and Ecuador.
You will develop your skills through a combination of classroom sessions, guided learning activities and appropriate self-study resources. Weekly classes will cover grammar, vocabulary and functional aspects of Spanish such as translation, extended writing, and oral expression, which are reinforced through complementary activities on our multimedia VLE. By the end of the year you will be able to sustain everyday conversations in Spanish, read authentic texts, follow the gist of TV extracts and be able to write at an intermediate level in Spanish.
Luis Aragonés y Ramón Palencia, Gramática de uso del español A1-A2. Teoría y práctica (con solucionario) (Madrid: Ediciones SM, 2014)
Jaime Corpas y Ana Maroto, Vacaciones en Mallorca. Level A2 (Los Fernández) (Madrid: SGEL, 2016)
Handout (provided in class)
- 30% Coursework
- 20% Oral exam
- 50% Final written exam