Spanish for Lower-Intermediate Students
FEKT-LJS2General knowledgeMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Both semester1. year of study6 credits
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 offered.This is a two semestre course.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Language skills and grammar in Spanish at a lower-intermediate level.
Mode of delivery
20 % face-to-face, 80 % distance learning
a completed JS1 course or equivalent knowledge is requested, i.e. U 1-9 from the textbook Fiesta 1
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Králová + kol. Fiesta 1, Fraus
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:
- reading with tasks - evaluates and asseses the abilities to work with a written text, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the text The reading of two short Spanish texts with use of dictionaries is worth 30 points maximum and 15 points minimum
- listening with 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.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer