Module Overview

Spanish Ab Initio 1b

This module is designed for students who have taken one semester of the language and aims to further introduce the four language skills and give learners a background knowledge of Spain and the Spanish-speaking countries.

Module Code

BSST H1034

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The development of Listening and Speaking skills

Extending range of simple expressions about personal details and needs of a concrete type. Asking for and responding to simple instructions and requests.

The development of Reading and Writing skills

Producing simple texts, such as a short postcard or email about familiar topics. Reading simple texts on topics of a familiar nature.

Indicative Topics (subject to change depending on course books)

Hobbies and leisure activities Giving / taking simple instructions and directionsShopping & eating outUnderstanding hotel literatureBooking accommodationMaking travel arrangementsBasic phone skills

Grammar and Structures

GustarDemonstrativesPresent continuousAcabar de + infinitiveIntroduction to past: PreteriteImmediate futureComparatives

Life in contemporary Spanish-speaking countries

Interactive hour with a focus on the target culture: Learning about contemporary culture and society through film

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