More Spanish Stage 2 ADED11302

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Consolidation of what students learned in Spanish Stage 2


Block 3

2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Tuesdays 13.00-15.00

Thursdays 19.15-21.15

Requirements of Entry

Spanish Stage 2 or equivalent.

Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To enable students to achieve a basic level of communicative competency and linguistic accuracy in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to Spanish. The course should develop students' knowledge and understanding of the structure of the Spanish language, enable them to apply this knowledge practically, in speaking activities with other students, simultaneously developing their communication skills and encouraging autonomous learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should be able to:
- Talk about some of the things they did on the day prior to the class; say at what time they got up, had breakfast, went to work, did their homework, went to bed etc.; say if they watched television, went out, went to the pictures, met friends etc.

- Tell the story of their life so far; say where they were born, when they left school, where they worked, when they first went to Spain, when they got married, had children etc.

- Talk about a holiday they once had with friends; say where and when they and their friends went on holiday, what they all did (collectively and individually)

Students produce a piece of written work (roughly 150 words) similar to the following:

- For International Adult Learners' Week you have been chosen by DACE to attend a European conference on the difficulties facing adults who are trying to learn a new language. You have been asked to provide a brief biography for the conference publicity. Write out your main biographical details mentioning past visits to Spain with friends and/or family and how this made you want to learn Spanish.

- You are a Christian who believes in life after death: imagine you get to the Pearly Gates and St Peter asks you the story of your life to see whether or not he feels you should get into heaven. Write out the dialogue which takes place between yourself and St Peter.

Students should be able to:

- Talk about what they used to do when they were 10 years old; say where they went to school, what they did at the weekends/in the evenings, at what time they went to bed, if they did any work in the house etc.

- Talk about what was happening at a particular moment in time (eg last Saturday at 10pm); say where they were, who they were with, what they were all doing

- Talk about what the world will be like in 5/10/15 years from now

- Talk about good things and bad things that have happened this year

Students produce a piece of written work (roughly 150 words) similar to the following:

- As a school project, your 10 year-old son/daughter has to compare his/her own life with that of his/her parents when they were young. He comes home and asks you what life was like for you when you were his age. Write out the dialogue which takes place between you both.

- You are suspected of having committed murder on Saturday night. Write out a statement for the police explaining what you (and friends/witnesses) were doing between 8 and 9 pm on Saturday to prove that you couldn't have been the murderer.

- You went to a fortune teller's yesterday: write out the dialogue that took place between the fortune teller and yourself.

- You are a controversial newspaper columnist. Write out your column for the 31st December, passing comment on what has been good/bad about the past year

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits