Module Overview

Spanish Ab Initio 1a

This module is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the language. It aims to introduce the four language skills and give learners a background knowledge of Spain and the Spanish-speaking countries.

Module Code

BSST H1032

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The development of Listening and Speaking skills

Asking and responding to simple questions in areas of immediate relevance.Recognising and using basic phrases relating to self, family and immediate surroundings.

The development of Reading and Writing skills

Reading short simple texts and understanding familiar names, words and basic phrases. Writing a short, simple postcard or email and filling in a form with personal details.

Indicative Topics (subject to change depending on course books)

Alphabet / numbersAsking for and giving personal informationOccupations and NationalitiesFamily & relationshipsNeighbourhood & HomeMy College Describing your daily routineTime/Days of the week

Grammar and Structures

Personal pronounsPresent tense regular and irregular verbsHayInterrogatives Negatives Articles, nouns and adjectivesPossessive adjectives

Life in contemporary Spanish – speaking countries

• Physical and political geography• Cities

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50