By studying a variety of authentic audio, video and printed materials from Spanish-speaking countries, you will learn how to communicate in situations ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. In this Viento en Popa-Upper Intermediate Spanish module from The Open University UK you will also improve your command of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition. A compulsory residential school takes place in Spain (or you can study an online alternative, subject to University approval).Modules count towards OU qualifications
OU qualifications are modular in structure; the credits from this undergraduate-level module could count towards a certificate of higher education, diploma of higher education, foundation degree or honours degree.
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You will be working with print-based materials as well as practising listening and speaking with video footage and audio interviews. A range of online activities gives you access to further authentic materials from Spanish-speaking countries and fosters your ICT and communication skills. The themes covered in the module are:
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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However, as this is an OU level 2 module, you’ll need an appropriate knowledge of Spanish obtained through any of the following:
Anything you can do to keep practising your Spanish will be helpful, for example:
You must apply for financial support by 12/12/13
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