Medes Spanish Stage 1 MFL1021

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Stage One aims to provide students with the linguistic skills they will need to allow them to cope confidently, if at a fairly basic level, with most everyday social and "survival" situations in the target language. They will also be given some insight into the culture and way of life of the target country to enable them to integrate more easily into a foreign environment.


Four days per week, 9.00 am - 1.00 pm, over four weeks from mid April.

Requirements of Entry

This course is only available to GSA Product Design students.

Excluded Courses





Various Language Exercises - 20%

Oral Assessment (3 x 10 minutes) - 30%

Written Examination (2 hours) - 50%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ develop language skills in areas related to students' studies and work;

■ develop awareness of the customs, culture and society of the countries in which the language is spoken

■ develop transferable skills such as communication skills, confidence, initiative, independent learning, social/cultural sensitivity and time management.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ exchange information on familiar topics, such as personal details, both orally and in writing, as appropriate to some specific socio-cultural contexts;

■ understand short and straightforward reading and listening materials on familiar topics.

■ understand and use basic grammar structures of the target language, including present and past indicative; 

■ perform tasks described in level A1 of the Common European Framework and some described as A2.

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.