ULSP20020 - Advanced Spanish 1

  • Credits: 20
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: Successful completion of ULSP20010, or a good pass AS level Spanish or equivalent, or A-Level Spanish (grade C or lower) or, if taken over 3 years, A or B.
  • Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure. This course is not open to native or near native Spanish speakers
  • Taught during: Both semesters (September to May).
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course.


This course aims to further develop reading, speaking, writing and listening skills practised in ULSP20010. It emphasises communication and comprehension, but also builds on the grammar base acquired in previous courses. Class tests and assignments ensure that you keep abreast of your work and consolidate and review earlier material.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 

  1. understand extended speech, most TV news programmes and many films
  2. read articles about contemporary problems which put forward arguments and different points of view
  3. speak with some fluency and spontaneity and take an active part in discussions
  4. give a presentation on a specialist subject, outlining advantages and disadvantages of particular cases
  5. write essays, reports and letters, putting forward personal points of view

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B1+/B2 of the Common European Framework.

Students who complete this course with satisfactory attendance and with a minimum mark of 65% will be given a UNILANG certificate of recognition.

Transferable skills

  • information handling
  • IT skills
  • cultural appreciation
  • language awareness
  • discussion
  • formal presentations

Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.


  • Semester one: One written test submitted by Turnitin (25%), one dossier (10%), to be submitted by Turnitin.
  • Semester two: One written test (25%), one aural (10%), one oral test (20%), one dossier 

Nature and timing of feedback

Feedback will include a combination of:

  • informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities;
  • formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.


Dr Ana Niño

Taught by

Sandra Torres

Maximum entry


Set text

Textbooks will be complemented by tutor with extra contents and resources in order to ensure students will complete the B2 level in line with the CEF standards for each level. 

Recommended texts

Gramática de uso del Español. B1-B2 Difusión ISBN 8467521082


ULSP20030, Advanced Spanish 2