SPAN20060 Spanish Language II b

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed for students who are progressing towards a higher-intermediate level of Spanish. It builds on the foundations provided in the level 1 Spanish language modules. It is a core module for students pursuing Spanish to degree level but it is also suitable as an elective for students of other subjects and disciplines. Its aim is to develop competent independent learners. This module will enable students a) to improve writing and oral communication, as well as reading & listening skills, emphasising socio-cultural aspects of the Hispanic world, and b) to develop and consolidate essential grammatical structures in order to progress to a high level of accuracy. An integrated approach to the learning of the language is adopted, requiring students to participate actively in class, and to work autonomously outside the classroom. At the end of this module students should have consolidated level B1 and should have made substantial progress towards reaching level B2 of the Common European Framework.

Candidates who have achieved at least a B grade or above in this module are deemed to have reached CEFR B2.

In-module repeats of the week 9 writing test may be made available during this module for students.
Any in-module repeat is only available to students who have already sat and failed an in-term component; it carries a one-grade penalty; and it does not extend to orals or RDS exams.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:- write coherent texts with a high degree of grammatical control and accuracy;- express their opinion orally and contribute to a discussion on a chosen topic;- organize and evaluate information and arguments;- recognize and employ a wide range of vocabulary drawn from authentic materials;- manage their own learning through the completion of autonomous learning activities and self assessment.

Indicative Module Content:

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will be delivered through small group tutorials that will be covering all the different language aspects and practice the language related skills. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

Cannot be taken in conjunction with SPAN 20100.

Learning Recommendations:

Students should have completed the Spanish Language module SPAN 20080, or have an equivalent level of spoken and written Spanish (progressing towards Level B2 of the Common European Framework).
Students doing this module may consider developing their skills by taking as an elective SPAN 10090 Comunicacion Oral.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
SPAN10050 - Spanish Language I b, SPAN10140 - Intensive ab initio Spanish Ia, SPAN10150 - Intensive ab initio Spanish Ib

SPAN20080 - Spanish Language II a, SPAN20230 - Spanish ex ab-initio IIa

LANG10230 - Spanish Gen Purp 1, LANG10240 - Spanish Gen Purp 4, LANG10260 - Spanish Gen Purp 2, LANG20030 - Spanish Gen Purp 3, LANG20100 - Spanish Gen Purp 5, LANG20390 - Spanish General Purposes 3a, LANG20400 - Spanish General Purposes 3b, LANG20470 - Spanish General Purposes 4, LANG20490 - Spanish General Purposes 6, SPAN20100 - Commercial Spanish for B.Comm

Additional Information:
Pre-requisites: EITHER SPAN 10050 (non-beginners) OR SPAN 10140 and SPAN 10150 (beginners) Co-requisite: SPAN20080 or SPAN20230

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Class Test: Written test in Week 10 Week 10 n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: 5 tasks related to each of the topics covered in the module
Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


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


Oral Examination: 10 minute discussion with examiners around ONE of the topics covered in the module Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Dr Lourdes Barquin Sanmartin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Hannie Lawlor Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Tara Plunkett Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mariama Alves Tutor