ULSP51020 - LEAP Spanish 2
- Credits: 20
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time
Independent study hours
140 hours (not including assessment time)
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.
Dr Ana Niño
22 per group.
- Aula Internacional Plus: Student's book + Exercise book + Mp3 audio download 2 (A2) (English ed.). By Jaime Corpas et al. ISBN: 9788418032202
Reading: Lejos de casa +CD (A2+), Lourdes Miguel/Neus Sans. ISBN: 9788484431336
Language practice: Bitácora 2 Difusión ISBN: 9788484438069
ULSP51030 LEAP Spanish 3
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.