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BA in Spanish with Education (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Spanish Studies

Course Description

Spanish with Education degree at Aberystwyth University will enable you to explore and develop your language and cultural competencies further while exposing you to developments in Education. The core element of this degree programme is the year abroad which is spent during your third year. During your year abroad, you will have the option to either study in one of our partnered Spanish / Spanish-speaking Universities or undertake a work placement such as the British Council English Language Assistantships in a school in Spain / Spanish speaking country. Upon successful completion of this degree, you will be able to able to apply for PGCE teacher training courses at either Primary or Secondary level. Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for PGCE at Aberystwyth.

  • In the 2019 Good University Guide published by The Times and The Sunday Times, the Department of Modern Languages is ranked 2nd in the UK for graduate prospects (employment outcomes) and a top 15 UK University  for the subject area of Iberian Languages (Spanish).
  • The School of Education is also ranked top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality. (Good University Guide, The Times and The Sunday Times 2019).
  • The Spanish element of this degree is one that is culturally enriching and through the choice of various core and optional modules you will experience the flavor of Spanish life, language, culture and literature that will stimulate your linguistic fluency.
  • The Education component of this degree will not only improve your understanding of the Education sector but it will also strengthen your legislative knowledge.
  • The School of Education offers all students the opportunity through various optional modules to uncover the latest techniques and trends through the debate of current educational issues.
  • The Department of Modern Languages provides four hours of intensive language classes per week. These classes include writing/reading, aural, listening and translation. These core linguistic classes  will provide the foundation of developing fluency in the target language.
  • The highlight of this course for many of our students is the year abroad. You will have the option to choose whether you would like to work (paid or unpaid work experience). Many students apply for the British Council Language Assistantship scheme which will see you work in a Spanish speaking school in various Spanish speaking countries. For students who prefer to study during their year abroad, we offer various placements with our partnered Universities across Spain and other Spanish speaking countries.

Spanish with Education degree at Aberystwyth University will enable you to explore and develop your language and cultural competencies further while exposing you to developments in Education. The core element of this degree programme is the year abroad which is spent during your third year. During your year abroad, you will have the option to either study in one of our partnered...

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Course Content

In the first year you may explore:

  • Policies and current issues in Education;
  • Child development;
  • Learning in young children;
  • Core Spanish Language: Written, Oral, Aural, Translation classes;
  • European Film;
  • European Language, Identity and Culture.

In the second year you may discover:

  • The psychology of learning and thinking;
  • Continue to work on your core linguistic competencies in: Written, Oral, Aural, Translation classes;
  • Specialist modules in Business, Literature;
  • Independent research project.

In the third year, you will take part in your year abroad, where you will have the option to study in one of our partner Universities in Spain or teach as an English language assistant in Spain or any other Spanish speaking country

In your final year you may:

  • Critically reflect upon and evaluate the assessment of learning and skills;
  • Master your linguistic competencies in: Oral, Aural, Writing, Translation;
  • Actualidades;
  • Spanish language of business.

In the first year you may explore: Policies and current issues in Education; Child development; Learning in young children; Core Spanish Language: Written, Oral, Aural, Translation classes; European Film; European Language, Identity and Culture. In the second year you may...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Spanish at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Spanish

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner) GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM to include B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a...

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Assessment Methods

Most modules are assessed through exams and essays, but projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations may also be utilised.

Most modules are assessed through exams and essays, but projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations may also be utilised.