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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 10/03/2022 12:25:13

Title of Module: Introduction to Spanish 3

Code: SPAN07009 SCQF Level: 7
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 10 ECTS: 5
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Education & Social Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:F  Leon-Solis

Summary of Module

This module is aimed at those students who completed Spanish 1.1; or for those with an equivalent knowledge of Spanish at CEFR A1. Students will have the opportunity to revise the present tense, will be introduced to the present continuous and will also learn how to talk about likes and dislikes and preferences; they will learn how to make plans and future arrangements,  talk about the weather and give advice and recommendations . Students will be introduced to basic cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries.

Classes will be a mixture of lecture and seminar. In the lecture session of the class the main grammar points will be introduced. In the seminar section the grammar will be practised through grammatical exercises to make students aware of the workings of the language; role plays; pair-work exercises; and other interactive activities. Spanish will be the working vehicle of the class, where all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be developed.

Students will be expected to practice outside class time by means of grammar exercises, written assignments and other pieces of homework. Learning will also be supported by the use of on-line learning environments.

The students’ level of success will be evaluated by means of written tests, reading and listening comprehension tests and oral tests.

The mode of delivery will be over either 12 weeks, 2 hours per 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 approximately mid point of A2 level of CEFR

L2. demonstrate competence in listening skills in Spanish at approximately mid point of 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 approximately mid point of 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 approximately mid point of 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.

Use of language skills relevant to everyday situations;
Understanding of written and recorded texts based on everyday situations;

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 7.

Giving personal information and information about the environment
Addressing day to day problems in Spanish speaking countries
Gathering information from a variety of sources at the mid point of A1 CEFR

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 7.

Communicating effectively in routine situations and in everyday problem situations at the mid point of A1 CEFR
Interpreting uncomplicated written and aural 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, demonstrating initiative and decision-making skills
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:Equivalent knowledge of Spanish at A1 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 skills in Spanish. Grammatical work is consolidated through related speaking tasks and homework exercises. The module is supported by the use of Virtual Learning environments, which are integral to the student learning experience, enhancing the use of external links for guided and independent study.
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 Delivery24
Asynchronous Class Activity20
Independent Study52
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity4
100 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:

Films and literary material available at the libraries.

Teaching material and homework to be provided by the Spanish Teaching team.

(**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 Details
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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% 2 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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