Through our required language modules you will attain a high level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading the German and Spanish languages, whilst developing your knowledge and critical understanding of culture and society. Our language course is designed for your level of language competence, and for the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Our extensive list of cultural modules reflects our commitment to innovative and research-led teaching. The Departments of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies and German are active in all fields of language, literature and cultural history, from the earliest times to the present day, and our wide range of modules will allow you to develop your personal interests. You will explore an unrivalled range of topics covering literature, history, film, music and visual arts from the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. The required language modules in every year will help you to refine and deepen the linguistic knowledge essential to all fields of study, and enable you to graduate with near-native fluency. The year abroad is usually split between a German and a Spanish-speaking country. This will allow you to reach a very high level in both languages, whilst further developing your knowledge and critical understanding of the culture and society of the countries. Your study will help you develop transferable skills such as linguistic fluency and analytical and communication skills. Teaching Modules are taught by our expert staff through a combination of lectures, small seminars or tutorials, and one-to-one supervision. Language classes involve in-depth work with different kinds of media, literary and academic texts. Our teaching style is interactive; you will participate informally in small group discussions, in seminars or online discussion platforms, and formally through seminar presentations and oral assessments. Assessment You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including précis (written or spoken summaries) and oral presentation, work placement portfolios, longer academic essays, and oral and written exams.