Course detail

Spanish language A2 - 2

FP-SJ2AAcad. year: 2017/2018

This course focuses on the following:
Practical skills: renting a house or flat, predicting situations and events, description of past events and circumstances, comparisons, asking and giving directions, buying over the phone, customer-client conversation, at the restaurant, preparing food, giving instructions, talking about feelings, expressing desires.
Grammar: the use of ME GUSTARÍA, future simple tense, revision of direct object, indirect object, imperfectum (past tense), comparing things and the use of the superlative, indefinite pronouns, impersonal use of SE, imperative and negative imperative including its use with pronouns, verbs SER and ESTAR, present tense of subjunctive mood used in formal requests.
Vocabulary: Furniture, home appliances, running a business, prepositions of place, parts of a city, public transportation, fruits and vegetables, cooking and instructions related to it, going to the beach and health, feelings.

Department

Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit


After the successful completion of the course, the student is able to fluently use all basic Spanish past tenses. They are mainly past simple, present perfect and past tense imperfectum. The student is able without significant grammar mistakes to describe past events provided familiar vocabulary is used. The student learnt the future simple and subjunctive present tense and therefore is able to express doubts, probability, opinions. This allows the student to become familiar with more sophisticated manners of expressing ideas. The student has increased the vocabulary mainly with adjectives in fields such as leisure time, food, travelling. All these skills combined with the facts about Spanish speaking countries provided in this course enable the student to read simple literature (A2+ level). The student is able to read the daily news provided the vocabulary is familiar.

Prerequisites

In order for the student to enter this course it is important that he/she has knowledge of Spanish at A1+/A2 level. It is necessary the student knows the use of the main past tenses in different contexts. The student should have knowledge of personal, possessive, demonstrative and object pronoun. The use of real conditional sentences, comparatives and the use of “hay que” for expressing commands are also prerequisites.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Espaňol en marcha I (Nivel Básico A1 + A2) - libro del alumno F.C.Viúdez, Pilar D. Ballesteros, Ignacio Rodero Díez, Carmen Sardinero Franco. rok vydání 2007 ISBN 978-84-9778-202-9 (ES)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

In each class there are 14 students at the most. The communicative method is used most of the time. Audiovisual equipment and internet are used during sessions as well. Types of exercises covered are listening, writing, reading, reading comprehension, pair or group tasks.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The requirements for the succesful completion of the course are attendance (no more than 3 sessions missed) and active participation in class. If the student does not fulfill the above mentioned, then it is necessary to take an "End of course test" at the end of the term. The score of the test needs to be above 50% in order to successfully pass it.
The final exam is a written test that includes listening comprehension and oral part. The duration of the exam including the oral part is approximately 90 minutes.The minimum score to succesfully pass the final exam is 50%.

Language of instruction

Spanish

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

All units (named Unidad) are in the book Espaňol en marcha Nivel Básico (A1+A2).
Week 1 - Unit 13A – Conditional simple tense.
Week 2 - Unit 13B –Future simple tense and its use. Conditional sentences (real conditions).
Week 3 - Unit 13C – Direct and indirect object pronoun. Spelling rules of word stress.
Week 4 - Unit 14A – Past tense for habits and repeated actions.
Week 5 - Unit 14B – Comparative and superlative.
Week 6 - Unit 14C- Following instructions for directions. Spelling and pronunciation rules for diphthongs.
Week 7 - Unit 15A- Shopping over the phone.
Week 8 - Unit 15B- Indefinite pronouns. Spelling and pronunciation rules for vowels that do not form diphtongs.
Week 9 - Unit 15C –Impersonal pronouns using /se/
Week 10 -Unit 16A – Imperative and negative imperative.
Week 11 -Unit 16B - Moods. Verbs /ser/ /estar/
Week 12 -Unit 16C – Subjunctive of the present tense and its use in formal situations.
Week 13 - End of course test (if not specified otherwise by tutor).

Teaching method
contact sessions using text book and audiovisual equipment.

Aims

The aim of this course is for the student to reach such language skills that are needed for the level A2+ according to EFR (European Frame of Reference for Languages). To reach this aim, the student will learn about past tense, the present tense of the subjunctive mood, imperative and future simple, impersonal structures to express obligation and to express probabilities. The student will learn to express himself/herself fluently in everyday situations. The student will use past tenses with more confidence. In the cultural context the student will learn about South America and selected recipes of South American cuisine.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BAK Bachelor's

    branch BAK-UAD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional
    branch BAK-EP , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme BAK-KME Bachelor's

    branch BAK-MME , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme MGR Master's

    branch MGR-ŘEP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, optional
    branch MGR-PFO , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning