Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Spanish upper intermediate B2 ADED2059E

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

In this course you will learn how to interact with speakers of the language with a higher degree of fluency, being able to understand and express opinions and points of view on a wide range of topical issues, including social, job related and technical. You will encounter more complex topics, both concrete and abstract, and be able to communicate with others in an appropriate, culturally aware manner.


During this course, you will be working at level B2 of the Common European Framework.


2 hours pw for 20 weeks

Blocks 1 and 2

Tuesdays, 19.00-21.00

Requirements of Entry

This course is recommended for learners who are independent users of the language and want to consolidate, develop and widen their skills, having completed an Intermediate course or reached B1.2/B1+ level.

Excluded Courses





Practical skills tasks evaluating students' competence on how well productive oral (25%) and writing (25%) skills are performed.


Set exercises designed as questions or tasks intended to assess the application of knowledge in receptive listening (25%) and reading (25%) skills in the foreign language.

Course Aims

This course aims to: 

■ Enable learners to identify the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialisation; 

■ Build upon their existing knowledge to produce clear detailed text on a wide range of subjects; 

■ Provide practice opportunities for learners to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain; 

■ Develop language skills to be able to explain viewpoints on topical issues giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity on a variety of topics, providing explanations and arguments; 

■ Follow extended speech and identify the main ideas on concrete and abstract topics; 

■ Read and identify the content, relevance and viewpoints expressed in contemporary texts; 

■ Write longer, clear, detailed text on a wider range of subjects.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.