MEng Software Engineering

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Introductory Spanish

Unit code ULSP10022
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by University Language Centre
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

This course is designed for students who wish to move quickly through the fundamentals of Spanish grammar while developing some basic communicative skills. It aims to teach students simple structures and lexis which will enable them to communicate effectively in a range of situations in a Spanish-speaking country. Students will be expected to use the range of resources available to them in the Language Centre and to communicate with native speakers wherever possible, in order to develop cultural competence.

Aims

FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING 'HOW TO APPLY', SEE
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

1) handle some of the basic grammatical structures of Spanish; 2) communicate orally and in written form in a limited number of social occasions.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills: Pair and team work, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, cultural appreciation.

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, 3 hrs a week.

Assessment methods

One written test (40%), one oral (35%) and one aural test (25%). The written and aural tests will take place in week 11, the oral test in week 12.

Recommended reading

Set texts: Meta ELE A1 Libro del alumno y Cuaderno de ejercicios, ISBN: 978-84-7711-975-3

Recommended texts: Basic Spanish Grammar for English Speakers, ISBN: 978-84-936688-2-2

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Seminars 33
Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Additional notes

Information
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING 'HOW TO APPLY', SEE
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/

Credits: 10
Level: 1
Pre-requisite: None
Co-requisite: Open to students not following Honours courses in Spanish. This course is not open to native or near native Spanish speakers
Taught during: Semester two.

Timetable
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/spanish/timetables/

URL
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/foreign/

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