Applied Spanish 2A (Intensive) module (PS21001)

An intensive Spanish language course designed for learners with some prior intensive study of Spanish (e.g. PS11001/PS12002 Applied Spanish 1A/1B or equivalent)

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You will master the main structures of the Spanish language, recognise key features of selected Spanish-speaking cultures, and communicate competently in Spanish in formal and informal situations of increasing complexity. This learning will be of use to you both in your personal and professional lives. You will work within the level of A2 of the Common European Framework for Languages and within selected skills area of B1.

Through recognising, understanding, and applying the main vocabulary and grammatical structures of Spanish, you will communicate competently across the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Examples of topics are education and student life, business and employment, geography, and regional differences.

What will you learn

In this module, you will:

  • recognise, understand, and apply competently the main vocabulary and grammatical structures of Spanish
  • develop your skills in reading comprehension
  • develop proficiency in using a concise bilingual English-Spanish dictionary
  • use a wide range of printed, audio-visual, and web-based resources appropriately
  • show familiarity with contemporary Spanish-speaking societies and cultures, and awareness of differences between customs and conventions in these societies and those in the UK
  • listen to, read, speak, and write Spanish effectively in a range of increasingly complex social and work-related contexts
  • use language skills at a level of A2 and selected skill areas of B1, as described in the Common European Framework (CEFR)

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • master the main structures of Spanish across the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • recognize many key features of selected Spanish-speaking cultures
  • communicate competently in informal and formal situations of increasing complexity
  • demonstrate proficient use of a bilingual dictionary
  • competently apply grammatical and lexical structures

If passed together with Applied Spanish 2B, this module would support entry to Honours level Spanish.

Assignments / assessment

  • oral presentation (25%)
  • written coursework 1 (20%)
  • written coursework 2 (20%)
  • oral assessment (25%)
  • grammar (10%)

To pass the module, both aggregate written and aggregate oral components of the coursework must be passed.

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

  • in-person workshops
    • oral skills language classes
    • written skills language classes
  • independent study


This module is available on following courses: