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TOP COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
specialist languages study centre
foreign language assistants
native speaker conversations
To help you improve your confidence in speaking you will have a weekly conversation class with a native speaker
visit spain on a study trip
You will also have the opportunity to take part in one of our language study visits to Spain
Spanish Moodle site
An excellent range of independent study resources are available on the Spanish Moodle site and in our specialist Language Study Centre
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Year 1 • 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
Year 2 • Diversity and Difference
- Integration / marginalisation
- The Spanish Civil War & Franco’s dictatorship
- A Spanish novel
In addition to your weekly lectures, you will also have a conversation session with one of our Spanish language assistants to help you improve your confidence in speaking.
WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?
At university, Spanish can be studied with almost any other subject such as Business, Law and Science and is a language of huge global importance. Many linguists go into broadcast journalism, politics, teaching, translation, or the Civil Service. 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 a written exam and a speaking exam.
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. An interest in Spanish language, grammar and culture is also essential.
INFORMATION & SUPPORT
We encourage all students to expose themselves to Spanish language and culture as much as possible. We provide various materials for this in our Languages Centre as well as personal support with all aspects of your studies. This includes one-to-one sessions, which focus on a particular aspect that you may want to practise, as well as group sessions, such as reading groups to help you expand your vocabulary.