Spanish for Lower-Intermediate Students
FEKT-CJS2Acad. year: 2019/2020
This course is a follow-up course to XJS1.The students will develop communicative abilities,vocabulary and grammar, they will improve their listening with the use of more advanced audio- and video-courses .In the summer semester basic terminology in technical Spanish will be studied.Short semi-technical texts in Spanish will be analysed.This is a two semestre course.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Language skills and grammar in Spanish at a lower-intermediate level.
a completed JS1 course or equivalent knowledge
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Králová + kol.: Fiesta 1, Fraus
videokursy Apartamento para dos, Este país
kolektiv: Ven 1, Edelsa
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments.
Two semester tests ( one after the winter semestre, another after the summer semestre) form 40% of the course evaluation showing how students managed to use the learnt vocabulary, grammar and use of Spanish structures, each test is worth 20 points maximum and 10 points minimum.
The final examination has two parts:
- reading with comprehension tasks - evaluates and asseses the abilities to work with an original written semi-technical text: abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the text with use of dictionaries ( 30 points maximum and 15 points minimum)
- listening with comprehension tasks- evaluates and asseses the abilities to understand spoken Spanish, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the listening (30 points maximum and 15 points minimum)
Language of instruction
1.Introduction, programme of the course
2.Revision of XJS1
3.Future simple, reflexive passive
4.Time expressions, ordinal numbers
5.Real conditional, decimals, fractions
7.Gerund, negative expressions
9.Sequence of tenses, reported speech
10.Periphrases I., volver + infinitive
1.Revision of winter semestre
2.More about articles, interrogative and relative pronouns
4.Periphrases II., technical text No.1
6.Subjuntive II., technical text No. 2
7.Ir + gerund structure
8.Past simple I.
9.Past simple II., technical text No. 3
13. Semestre test
The students will develop their Spanish language skills acquired in XJS1 to a higher level..
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme EEKR-BC Bachelor's
branch BC-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-MET , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-SEE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-TLI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-EST , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-MET , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-SEE , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-TLI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer