Lower Intermediate Spanish

The details
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
15 May 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA R114 Language Studies and Linguistics,
BA R115 Language Studies and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

There is a consolidation of basic grammar structures and new elements are looked at. There is also a greater focus on more difficult areas of Spanish for English speakers.
Classes are taught in Spanish and English. There is also a greater emphasis on communication in Spanish, with constant practice of oral skills.
The course encourages students to make use of self-study and students are encouraged to look at films, television programmes, and magazines and make contact with native speakers of Spanish. The portfolio assessment requires students to compile a collection of their class work, formative assessment, and "extra" work. This also requires students to both reflect on their learning journey and to incorporate material of personal interest.
Students are asked to produce written work of greater length in Spanish at this level and are expected to begin to recognise different forms of written Spanish.

Module aims

The aim of this course is for students to expand their language skills to incorporate more sophisticated structures. Spoken skills will also progress, with students being able to communicate on a wider range of more abstract topics. Students will reach an approximate A2 level at the end of the module

Module learning outcomes

Students will have covered all the basic tenses and will understand the use of the three moods in Spanish, with a particular focus on the introduction of the subjunctive. Students will be able to create more sophisticated written structures and will understand more technical / complex language on a wider range of topics.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

3 x 1 hour classes per week from week 2- 32


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Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   In-class written assignment 1     
Coursework   In-class written assignment 2     
Coursework   Portfolio      
Practical   Oral Exam     
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Jessie Mallinson, email:
Jessie Mallinson
Jessie Mallinson, office: 4.205, telephone: 01206 872229, email:



External examiner

Ms Marga Navarrete
Spanish Coordinator
Ms Marga Navarrete
Spanish Coordinator
Available via Moodle
Of 60 hours, 60 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Language and Linguistics

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