A DVD-video, books and as a registered language student you have access to an online forum on the module website where you can communicate with fellow students.
You will need
You will need a headset with a microphone and headphones to take part in online tutorials, record spoken tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and complete speaking activities. You will also need a DVD player or DVD drive on your computer to play the DVD-video.
Your En rumbo study materials will refer to The Oxford Spanish Dictionary and ¡Exacto! A practical guide to Spanish grammar; however, you could use any other dictionaries or Spanish grammar.
You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.
We recommend either of the following:
Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.
A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed below may be suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.
We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:
Internet Explorer 9 and above
Apple Safari 7 and above
Google Chrome 31 and above
Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.
Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.
To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
See our Skills for OU study website for further information about computing skills for study and educational deals for buying Microsoft Office software.
Materials to buy
- Ortega, A., et al. !Exacto! A Practical Guide to Spanish Grammar (2nd edn) Routledge £21.99 - ISBN 9780340984499
- Oxford Spanish Dictionary (4th edn) Oxford University Press £35.00 - ISBN 9780199543403
If you have a disability
Please note that this module makes substantial use of audio and visual materials. Full transcripts of the audio and visual materials are provided except for those used for assessment purposes. The written and spoken elements you will be asked to complete as part of your assessment use audio and possibly visual stimuli. Comb-bound versions of the written study materials can also be provided on request. Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of printed material are available. Some Adobe PDF components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader and musical notation and mathematical, scientific, and foreign language materials may be particularly difficult to read in this way. Other alternative formats of the study materials may be available in the future.
You’ll need to make extensive use of a personal computer and will need to access the module website on a regular basis. You will also be offered tutorials via an online conferencing system.
If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Find out more about our services for disabled students.