Spanish: Level Five (Standard)

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr Rafael Penas Cruz TW3 6.01 H


Student have previously learnt...see description of "Communicative content" of Level 4 ft (LN803). Admission into the course upon completion of online level test and tutor's approval during the needs analysis session. Student profile: Students should be motivated to study and research independently.

Course content

Course aims:

  • To attain competence in a broad range of complex and non-routine tasks in a variety of contexts.
  • To extend the ability to use Spanish effectively for purposes of general communication in a great variety of academic, social and work-related contexts.
  • To develop a high degree of linguistic independence and flexibility in Spanish.
  • To understand and analyse complex texts.
  • To establish specific linguistic skills and strategies required to communicate in Spanish speaking countries at an advanced.
  • To bring the students to level C1 of CEFR.

Communicative content:

  • Communication in the workplace, everyday situations.
  • Logical argumentation. Issues of group dynamic.
  • Reading and summarising complex texts from various newspapers and journals.
  • Processing information about issues of culture and society and visual media in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Talking about a variety of texts, e.g. literary, journalistic, academic etc.
  • Talking about cultural and social events.
  • Understanding and using complex and authentic language.
  • Leading a discussion: expressing an opinion, agreement, disagreement.
  • Exchanging specific information.

Structural content: Contextualised revision of structural content of LN803


8 hours of classes in the MT. 11 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of classes in the ST.

This is a 20 hour-course. Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.

Indicative reading

Study pack


Continuous assessment (70%) in the MT and LT.
Oral examination (30%) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2016/17: 5

Average class size 2016/17: 5

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