Books, other printed materials and a dedicated website with access to a range of electronic tools including real-time conferencing and asynchronous tools such as forums.
You will need
You need a headset with a microphone and earphones to take part in online tutorials, record spoken TMAs and complete speaking activities.
A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.
Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.
A desktop or laptop computer with either:
- Windows 7 or higher
- Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.
To participate in our online-discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
Our Skills for OU study website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.
Materials to buy
- Ortega, A., et al. !Exacto! A Practical Guide to Spanish Grammar (3rd edn) Routledge £24.99 - ISBN 9780415785068 The 3rd edition of this book publishes late April 2018. Students may also use the 2nd edition of this book ISBN 9780340984499.
- Oxford Spanish Dictionary (4th edn) Oxford University Press £35.00 - ISBN 9780199543403
Note: The Spanish dictionary above is recommended for the module, but students could use a previous edition of this book, or other suitable dictionary. In addition to the above set books, students need access to a monolingual dictionary such as either: Diccionario Esencial de la Lengua Española, ISBN 9788467023145, £39.95; or Diccionario Salamanca Español para Extranjeros, ISBN 9788493453749, £39.99.
If you have a disability
Please note that this module makes substantial use of audio and visual materials. Full transcripts of audio and video materials are provided. The study materials are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader and mathematical, scientific, and foreign language materials may be particularly difficult to read in this way. Comb-bound versions of the written study materials, including residential school materials, can be provided on request. You are advised to contact us to discuss your individual requirements before you register. After you have registered you will receive detailed information about the residential-school site and the facilities available to help with the academic programme.
You need to make extensive use of a personal computer throughout the module and will need to access the module website on a regular basis. You will also be offered tutorials, some of which will take place via an online conferencing system.
At the residential school there are visits in the afternoons, for which suitable transport can be arranged.
There is a dedicated member of staff to support students with additional requirements during the week in Spain. Some classrooms at the university have better accessibility than others so the needs of students with limited mobility are taken into account as much as possible when allocating rooms.
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 Overcoming barriers to study if you have a disability or health condition.