ULSP51030 - LEAP Spanish 3
- Credits: 20
- Level: 2
- Pre-requisite: LEAP Spanish 2 or equivalent e.g. GCSE grade 6 or above.
- 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.
The course aims to further develop the skills acquired on LEAP Spanish1 & 2. It extends the emphasis on communication and comprehension skills through the use of high-frequency language expressions used to describe topics of personal interest, current affairs, and specific themes. This will enable students to conduct longer oral exchanges related to limited specific topics or themes or to give a short presentation or information about an event. It also further consolidates the grammar already acquired and enhances students’ skills in reading and writing by equipping them with a broader range of vocabulary to enable them to read and write longer and more complex texts.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- demonstrate greater understanding and knowledge of language structure and able to handle further grammatical rules;
- demonstrate competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics related to personal interest and current affairs;
- recognize and use known expressions and fundamental phrases used in everyday situations and communicate orally in simple, routine situations, handling short social exchanges about familiar topics with reasonable fluency;
- independently write short texts on limited familiar topics using a variety of vocabulary and formulaic expressions.
By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B1 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.
69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time
Independent study hours
140 hours (not including assessment time)
Five pieces of assessed work as follows:
- Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
- Semester two: Week 11- Listening Exam 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 3 (new edition) ISBN: 9788415640110.
Gramática básica del estudiante de español Difusión ISBN 9788484437260
ULSP51040 LEAP Spanish 4
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.