Course detail

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


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

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


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Winter semestre
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
8.Past perfect
9.Sequence of tenses, reported speech
10.Periphrases I., volver + infinitive
11.Conditional I.
13.Semestre test

Summer semestre
1.Revision of winter semestre
2.More about articles, interrogative and relative pronouns
4.Periphrases II., technical text No.1
5.Subjuntive I.
6.Subjuntive II., technical text No. 2
7.Ir + gerund structure
8.Past simple I.
9.Past simple II., technical text No. 3
10.Infinitive structures
11.Condicional II.
12. Revision
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


Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer