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Portales: Beginners' Spanish, Short Course

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The Portales: Beginners' Spanish programme offered by The Open University UK is designed to develop the skills you need to speak and understand simple Spanish in everyday contexts. It takes you through a wide range of practical situations such as travelling, shopping, working and eating out in Spanish-speaking countries.

About

Study resources include printed materials and a dedicated website with a variety of online activities – which support independent learning. Together, they’ll give you not just language skills but a real feel for Hispanic cultures as well.

The study materials are carefully structured and graded, and provide ample opportunities to practise the language in realistic contexts, with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills. By the end of the module you will be able to speak and understand simple language and will have developed an understanding of aspects of Spanish and Latin American society and culture.

This Portales: Beginners' Spanish programme offered by The Open University UK is designed to enable you to achieve a level of language proficiency equivalent to level A2 of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You will have developed your knowledge and understanding of the language as well as an awareness of cultural diversity in Spanish speaking countries which form a key part of the learning outcomes for studying at this level.

By the end of the module you will have developed key OU level 1 undergraduate study skills such as learning to work independently and using strategies which enable you to solve problems and analyse data.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

The module is based around three books and has at its core the following elements:

  • user-friendly, ‘bite-sized’ information dealing with language and cultural aspects
  • gradual development of study and language skills
  • development of basic vocabulary and set phrases
  • audio material, featuring recordings by native Spanish speakers, songs, radio documentaries and a wide variety of speaking activities
  • regular practice activities and self-assessment tests to monitor your progress
  • online video clips to support your practice activities.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This is a key introductory OU level 1 module. OU level 1 modules provide core subject knowledge and study skills needed for both higher education and distance learning.
  • No prior knowledge of Spanish is required to study this module.

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