Top Course Highlights
Subject specialist lecturers
Native-speaking language assistants
Small class sizes
To help you improve your confidence in speaking you will have a weekly conversation class with a native speaker.
College visit to Spain
You will also have the opportunity to take part in one of our language study visits to Spain.
independent study resources
An excellent range of independent study resources are available on the Spanish Moodle site and you will be learning alongside likeminded students.
What Will I Learn?
- Families and citizenship
- Youth trends and personal identity
- Education and employment opportunities
- Regional culture and heritage in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries and communities
- Media, art, film and music in the Spanish-speaking world
- A Spanish film
- Diversity and Difference
- Integration / marginalisation
- The Spanish Civil War & Franco’s dictatorship
- A Spanish novel
Where Will It Take Me?
At university Spanish is a highly valued subject and can be studied with almost any other subject, such as Business, Law, and Science, and is also a language of huge global importance. Many linguists go into broadcast journalism, politics, teaching, translation, or the Civil Service.
Spanish is one of the official languages of the European Community and the United Nations and Spain is one of the UK’s closest European partners. There are ever increasing opportunities for Spanish speakers to work in Europe and Latin America. Language graduates also have the highest employment rate after students of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
Your achievement in this subject is dependent upon excellent attendance, punctuality and effort including at least 4 hours of independent study time per week.
You will learn in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, and your progress will be monitored and assessed regularly by your lecturer.
You will have regular tests on vocabulary and grammar, as these form the basis for all your studies on this course. A variety of weekly homework tasks will be set and assessed in line with exam mark schemes. These will include written work, reading and listening tasks, oral presentations, and preparation for discussions.
You will review your own performance in termly 1:1 sessions with your lecturer. You will undertake mock examinations in advance of your final exams, and you will be assessed at the end of each year. There will be two written exams and a speaking exam. The exams at the end of the first year will be internal and your final exams at the end of the second year will test your knowledge of all topics covered during the two years.
First and foremost, an interest in Spanish language, grammar, and culture. Also, five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including a minimum of Grade 6 in Spanish and Grade 6 or above in English Language or English Literature. Successful A Level students would normally have achieved high grades in a number of relevant GCSE subjects.
Information & Support
We encourage all students to expose themselves to Spanish language and culture as much as possible (e.g. music, TV, holidays, books, films). We provide various materials for this in our Learning Resource Centre (novels, grammar books, magazines, DVDs, study guides) as well as within the College IT system (class resources on Moodle, past exam papers, extra work, TV documentaries on streaming service etc.)
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