LANG20390 Spanish General Purposes 3a (CEFR A2.1)

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is designed to develop students' knowledge of Spanish beyond an elementary level of competence. While the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing will be covered, there will be particular emphasis on improving oral and aural competence and extending vocabulary. The module will provide the opportunity to deepen awareness and understanding of Spanish society and culture. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• communicate on a variety of general topics related to everyday situations (spoken production)
• initiate and maintain conversations and discussions relating to everyday contexts (spoken interaction)
• understand some detail in short listening texts on familiar topics (listening)
• understand the gist and some detail of short, authentic written texts in common genres (reading)
• construct short written texts in an appropriate style in order to communicate information (writing)

Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level A2.1 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Small Group




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group learning with interactive, task-based activities 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Having completed Spanish for General Purposes 2, or a CEFR level A1.2, Junior Certificate (or equivalent) in this language.

Learning Exclusions:

Students with Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in this language are not eligible to take this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
SPAN10010 - Spanish Language I a, SPAN10050 - Spanish Language I b, SPAN10090 - Comunicacion Oral, SPAN20060 - Spanish Language II b, SPAN20080 - Spanish Language II a, SPAN30010 - Spanish Language III a, SPAN30020 - Spanish Language III b

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No


Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No


Examination: Written Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No


Attendance: Attendance/Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually to students on the midterm exam in Week 7-8. Students can seek feedback on end of semester components, post-assessment.

Name Role
Ms Maria Del Carmen Lopez Cara Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 15:00 - 16:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 Tues 15:00 - 16:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 29, 32, 33 Tues 15:00 - 16:50