Spanish Language and Society 2 (intermediate)

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Ms Lourdes Hernandez Martin CMK. C807


Available as an outside option to all undergraduate and General Course students. Students can take this course in any year of their studies following approval from the teacher responsible and subject to their own programme regulations.


  • A good pass at GCSE+ / AS Level or its equivalent is required.
  • For undergraduates who have either successfully completed the beginner course (LN121) or can show other evidence of the necessary degree of proficiency.
  • Please contact the teacher responsible before registering for this course.

Course content

  • Intermediate to advanced study of the Spanish language through themes related to Spanish-speaking societies within the framework of social sciences and culture.
  • In a dynamic and communicative way the course develops all four language skills (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing) through individual and group work, topical discussions, authentic and studio-based multi-media materials.
  • The focus is on accuracy as well as communication that advance students’ language competence, transferable skills and cultural awareness.


20 hours of lectures and 30 hours of classes in the MT. 20 hours of lectures and 30 hours of classes in the LT. 8 hours of lectures and 12 hours of classes in the ST.

Five hours per week, which will feature: (a) interactive topical work; (b) oral practice; (c) grammar and vocabulary work; (d) tutorials; and (e) guided study using IT and web-based materials.

Formative coursework

The students will be required to complete weekly language exercises

Indicative reading

  • USO de la Gramática Española: Intermedio, Francisca Castro, Editorial Edelsa (más clave con respuestas).
  • Students will be advised to buy other relevant materials at the beginning of the course.


Exam (60%, duration: 3 hours) in the main exam period.
Oral examination (20%) in the ST.
Continuous assessment (20%) in the MT and LT.

Student performance results

(2010/11 - 2012/13 combined)

Classification % of students
First 39.3
2:1 42.9
2:2 17.9
Third 0
Fail 0

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2012/13: 9

Average class size 2012/13: 8

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication