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Portales: beginners' Spanish

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  • Points: 30
  • Code: L194
  • Level: 1

Student reviews

L194 is a well designed course and the tutor support was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Speaking opportunity can be limited if you only attend tutorials; I benefited from attendance at an additional local class to bolster my spoken work.
Although it is a 30 credit course (10 hrs per week) you can easily spend more time when learning a language, so think hard if adding a second language course at L1 - especially if you have no previous language experience.


Mark Mills

Course starting: October 2013

Review posted: January 2015

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Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the October 2015 presentation of L194. The survey was carried out in 2016.

46 students (a response rate of 30.3%) responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module.

Please note that if the percentage of students who responded to this module survey is below 30% and/or the number of responses is below 23 it means that only a small proportion of students provided feedback and their views as shown here may not be fully representative of all students who studied the module.

See this page for the full text of questions and more information about the survey.

% Count
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 91.1 41
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 84.8 39
The module provided good value for money 73.3 33
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 84.8 39
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 81.8 36
The learning outcomes of the module were clearly stated 91.3 42
I would recommend this module to other students 84.8 39
The module met my expectations 80.4 37
I enjoyed studying this module 89.1 41
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 80.4 37
Faculty comment: "The module team is very pleased to see that most of the respondents enjoyed the module, particularly how well it meets its learning outcomes. It is also very positive to read that they value the support from their tutors and the quality of the module and that they would recommend it to other students. We note the less positive comments about the workload involved and we understand that value for money is also a concern. The team is very committed to enhance our students' learning experience and we will try to address these issues in future presentations."
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