Foundation Level Spanish - OUfc007



In line with its philosophy to democratise access to university education, the Open University of Mauritius offers Foundation Courses. These courses aim at better preparing learners for higher education while allowing them to meet the minimum requirements to undertake undergraduate studies. They have been carefully developed by a team of experts to ensure smooth transition to university. They also motivate learners and give them a greater chance of succeeding. They play a pivotal role in helping learners to revisit lost skills, while giving them the necessary confidence and preparatory experience they need for success at university. However, they are not intended to replace secondary school courses. On successfully completing four foundation courses (8 modules) including English through Open Distance Learning (ODL), they can join degree programmes. 
The ODL mode of delivery enables convenient self-study within a flexible framework. This mode of delivery allows learners to learn at their own pace, in their own place and time without disrupting their social, professional and domestic commitments hence, allowing them to earn while learning. 


This 80-hr self-study module is designed for learners with no prior exposure to the Spanish language. This module aims to develop both written and oral skills in Spanish. Upon completion of Module 1, learners are expected to read and understand basic sentences in Spanish. By the end of this module, learners should have elementary conversational skills in Spanish and a basic knowledge of the structures of Spanish grammar. They should be able to read and understand simple texts in the target language. Learners should also have the ability to ask basic questions and provide answers to questions about personal details, such as where they live, the people they know and the things that they have. Module 1 also prepares learners to embark on Module 2 which tackles more complex sentence structures and covers other aspects of the grammar. 

Course Requirements:

  • SC/GCE O-level with 3 credits + 1 A-level (Applicants should be less than 25 years of age)
  • Mature candidates will be considered on their own merit.