(See LA421)

The details
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
28 March 2019


Requisites for this module


LA333, LA421, LA440

Key module for

BA T711 Latin American Studies (Including Year Abroad),
BA T721 Latin American Studies (Including Placement Year),
BA T731 Latin American Studies,
BA T7N3 Latin American Studies (Including Foundation Year),
BA T7M8 Latin American studies with Human Rights (Including Foundation Year),
BA T7M9 Latin American Studies with Human Rights

Module description

This is part of a double module designed for students with no knowledge of Spanish who want to reach the equivalent of an A level over the course of one academic year. This module will give you the basic structures to be able to communicate in a reasonably advanced manner both in writing and speaking. The Intensive module also includes a month in Valencia (Spain) in September after completing first year modules at Essex. In Spain students will attend Spanish classes at a language school and will live with a Spanish family.

Module aims

To achieve the equivalent of an A2 at the end of the academic year and a B1 after the summer course.

Module learning outcomes

- Being able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, university and leisure.
- Development of written skills in texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
- Being able to express opinions, hopes, plans for the future.
- Being able to use the language in the country where it is spoken

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

3 classes per week for 22 weeks which include: conversation, listening and cultural approach.


  • Toro, Guillermo del; Langdale, Doug; Gutierrez, Jorge R.; Luna, Diego; Saldana, ZoĆ«; Tatum, Channing. (2015) El libro de la vida, Beverly Hills, CA: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Portfolio (Part 2) 20/03/2020
Practical Speaking role-play
Practical Listening
Practical Oral Presentation
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Teresa Torres
Ms Teresa Torres, Room: 4.213, Tel: 01206 872110, email:



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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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