Course detail

Spanish for Beginners

FEKT-LJS1General knowledgeMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Both semester1. year of study6  credits

This new communicative course - Spanish for Beginners - will offer practising pronunciation,basic grammar,conversation in everyday situations,reading and listening.Original Spanish textbooks,audio- and videocourses will be used in classes.It is a two-semester course and can be followed by the course JS2.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will get knowledge of basic Spanish grammar, he/she will be able to use basic vocabulary and communicate Spanish in everyday life.
The student will be able to understand simple written texts with use of dictionary.

Mode of delivery

20 % face-to-face, 80 % distance learning


no prerequisites


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Králová + kol.Fiesta 1

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

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: listening worth 30 points maximum and 15 points minimum
reading of two short Spanish texts with use of dictionaries, 30 points maximum and 15 points minimum

30% - reading - evaluates and asseses the abilities to work with a written text, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the text
30% - listening - evaluates and asseses the abilities to understand spoken Spanish, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the listening

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Winter semester
1.introduction, greetings, stress
2.pronunciation, tener, question words
3.genders, articles, ser
4.personal pronouns, -ar verbs
5.plural, -er and –ir verbs
6.declinations, prepositions, irregular verbs members, numerals 0-1000
8.adjectivesstructures with prepositions
9.possessive pronouns I., reflexive verbs
10.telling the time, mucho, bastante, demasiado,, ser x estar
13.semester test

Summer semester
2.demonstrative pronouns,present perfect
3.imperative I,months, more irregular verbs
4.quantifiers, more numerals, object
5.imperative II, infinitive structures, more pronouns
6.weights and measures, more numerals
7.future,adverbs of manner
8.comparison, superlative
9.personal pronouns, conditional
10.more irregular verbs, every, all
11.past simple, two negatives
13.semester test


The students will acquire knowledge of elementary Spanish and they will be able to have conversation in past, present and future tenses. They will able to communicate in shops, when travelling and in other everyday situations. This will be practised via audiovisual recordings or role play in class. The students will learn how to react to Spanish speakers.

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.

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer