ULSP51020 - LEAP Spanish 2

  • Credits: 20
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: LEAP Spanish 1 or equivalent e.g. GCSE grade 4.
  • Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure. This course is not open to native or near-native Spanish speakers
  • Taught during: Both semesters (September to May).
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course.

Description

This course is designed for students who already have some knowledge of the Spanish language and have a basic understanding of the grammar system. The course aims to develop skills acquired on LEAP Spanish 1 in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the fundamentals of grammar already acquired. The course introduces students to a wider range of vocabulary to enable them to read longer texts and conduct a more general conversation on familiar topics of everyday communication in Spanish-speaking countries. Topics covered in LEAP Spanish 1 will be revised and extended and new themes will be introduced which will develop an understanding of the society and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will have acquired the ability to:

  • demonstrate better understanding and knowledge of key grammar points with appropriate usage;
  • demonstrate reasonable competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics;
  • communicate orally in simple, routine situations and handle short social exchanges about familiar topics.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

Pair and teamwork, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, cultural appreciation.

Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on-campus and online instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.

Language of teaching

English and the target language.

Teaching hours

69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time

Independent study hours

140 hours (not including assessment time)

Assessment

Four pieces of assessed work as follows:

  • Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
  • Semester two: Week 11- Listening 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%

If government or university guidance requires assessment to be held online, then Listening Exam may be assessed alongside the Oral Exam

Nature and timing of feedback

Feedback will include a combination of:

  • informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class-based learning activities;
  • formal written feedback will be given following every assessment. 

Convenor

Dr Sandra Torres

Taught by

See timetables

Maximum entry

22 per group.

Set text

Recommended texts

Reading: Lejos de casa +CD (A2+), Lourdes Miguel/Neus Sans. ISBN: 9788484431336

Language practice: Bitácora 2 Difusión ISBN: 9788484438069

Pathway

ULSP51030 LEAP Spanish 3

Employability

Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have the capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.