Teaching and assessment
Support from your tutor
You'll have a tutor to help you with the study material who will mark and comment on your written and spoken tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). You can also ask your tutor for advice and guidance.
This module usually includes a mix of face-to-face and online tutorials. Some tutorials are offered online only, and others are offered face-to-face and online. Please note that student numbers on the module, and where tutors are based, will affect the locations of where face-to-face tutorials are held. We cannot guarantee that these will be hosted in specific locations, or locations that have been used previously. While you're not obliged to attend tutorials, you are strongly encouraged to take part as they will provide you with the opportunity to speak and listen to Spanish and meet other students and tutors, whether online or face-to-face. Note that you can attend as many tutorials as you like, offered by any of the tutors.
You can find the assessment details for this module in the facts box.
The TMAs test your writing and speaking skills. The EMA tests your writing skills.
A compulsory residential school takes place in Spain.
The one-week residential school runs in February/March and provides excellent opportunities to enhance and develop the skills covered in the module, to practise your Spanish in a variety of situations and learn more about the country. On most days, the programme runs from approximately 09:00 until 19:00, with breaks between activities.
If you can’t attend the school for reasons beyond your control, an alternative learning experience (ALE), which runs in April, must be completed. This is provided online using a computer conferencing system that allows you to speak with your tutor and fellow students in real time. However, the residential school in Spain offers a wider range of learning opportunities than the ALE.
To pass the module, you must take part in either the residential school or the ALE.
Residential school and ALE dates are provisional and subject to change.
Spanish studies 2: language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world (L226) starts once a year – in October.
This page describes the module that will start in October 2020.
We expect it to start for the last time in October 2028.
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