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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 14/06/2022 14:50:56

Title of Module: Spanish 1.2

Code: SPAN07002 SCQF Level: 7
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Education & Social Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:F   León Solís

Summary of Module

This module is aimed at those students who successfully completed Spanish 1.1; or for those with knowledge of the Spanish language a A1 of CEFR. Students will be introduced to other key basic grammar points of the Spanish language and some tenses of the indicative including: present continuous, future and simple past.

There will be a systematic approach to explanations of sentence patterns in communicative scenarios and to vocabulary development. The theoretical component of the module will be presented in the lecture session of the classes.

In the seminar session the grammar studied will be practiced through grammatical exercises and by means of syntactic and morphological analyses to make students aware of the workings of the language; as well as through reading and listening comprehension exercises. It will also be applied in presentations; role plays; pair-work exercises and other interactive activities.

Students wil learn how to talk about likes and dislikes, make plans and future arrangements, buying transport tickets and organize trips, talk about the weather and about the past.  Typically, students will read a short story, gather information and research on a region of Spain or a Spanish-speaking country and then do presentations, role-play or write short essays on specfic topics.

The mode of delivery will be over either 12 weeks (3 hours a week) or 24 weeks (2  hours a week)

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. communicate orally at a basic level in situations involving personal descriptions, professions, talking about the past, giving instructions, and recommendations at A2 level of CEFR

L2. demonstrate competence in listening skills in Spanish at A2 level level of CEFR

L3. extract a gist and some specified detail of texts relating to personal descriptions, professions, talking about the past, formal complaints, instructions, prohibitions and recommendations at A2 level of CEFR

L4. write short texts in Spanish regarding personal descriptions, professions, talking about the past, formal complaints, giving instructions, prohibitions and recommendations at A2 level of CEFR

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 7.

Understanding grammatical and syntactic concepts and elements of the Spanish language
Demonstrating some understanding of social conventions and basic appreciation of Spanish-speaking cultures

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 7.

Application of these concepts in relevant to everyday situations, both formal and informal
Understanding of written and recorded texts based on both and informal everyday situations

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 7.

Giving personal information, understanding and giving advice and talking about basic historical facts and cultural conventions.
Addressing day to day situations and problems in Spanish speaking countries
Gathering information from a variety of sources

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 7.

Communicating effectively in routine situations and in everyday problem situations
Interpreting straightforward written and audiovisual texts
Use of the Library and other virtual learning resources
Use of IT to present documents in an appropriate form

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 7.

Working effectively individually or in teams
Managing limited resources and being able to address own learning needs.
Managing time in order to meet deadlines.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Other:Knowledge / experience comparable to A1 of CEFR
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:
Spanish 1.1

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
This module is a practical language class which offers the opportunity to students to develop their formal knowledge of the Spanish language and of prescribed topics. Students engage in a variety of activities in class and in independent study to practice their language skills. The four skills are developed through class activities: listening to audio/video recordings; working in pairs or in small groups to work on speaking skills, engaging in a variety of reading exercises to develop. Grammatical work is consolidated through related speaking tasks and homework exercises. The module is supported by the use of virtual learning environments.

Students are strongly encouraged to make use of University Library resources, including the Language Centre, in particular DVDs of Spanish films, to enhance listening skills and develop an interest in Spanish culture. In this module the use of the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment will be integral to the student learning experience, enhancing the use of external links for independent study and exploring the medium of the Discussion Board facility.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery36
Asynchronous Class Activity44
Personal Development Plan4
Independent Study116
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Class material and homework will be made available by the teaching team on a weekly basis.

A variety of dailies and Spanish films (available at the Libraries)

Newspapers: El País

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

Where a module has Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body requirements these will be listed here:
All fulltime students (part-time and distant learning students should check with their programme leader for any queries) are required to attend all scheduled classes and participate with all delivered elements of the module as part of their engagement with their programme of study. Consideration will be given to students who have protection under the appropriate equality law. Please refer to UWS Regulations, Chapter 1, 1.64 – 1.67, available at the following link:

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardEducation
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelLanguages
ModeratorL Giraud
External ExaminerI Gutierrez-Gonzalez
Accreditation DetailsN/A
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Combined Total For All Components100% 0 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
Aligned with the overall commitment to equality and diversity stated in the Programme Specifications, the module supports equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds and with different learning needs. Using Moodle, learning materials will be presented electronically in formats that allow flexible access and manipulation of content (part-time and distant learning students should check with their programme leader for any queries). The module complies with University regulations and guidance on inclusive learning and teaching practice. Specialist assistive equipment, support provision and adjustment to assessment practice will be made in accordance with UWS policy and regulations. The University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy can be accessed at the following link:

Our partners are fully committed to the principles and practice of inclusiveness and our modules are designed to be accessible to all. Where this module is delivered overseas, local equivalent support for students and appropriate legislation applies.

UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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