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Spanish as Second Language

The Language Department offers international students the possibility to study Spanish in an approachable and practical way. News articles, videos, songs, TV programs and radio broadcastings are used to ensure student engagement. Courses are divided into levels according to the student’s knowledge:

• Beginners
• Intermediate
• Advance

BEGINNERS
 

Course Objectives:

The Spanish-Beginner Level Course’s main goal is that the student will learn to:

• React to unknown information and understand the information received Greet and react to a greeting.
• Ask and give information regarding the meaning and way to write Spanish words.
• Understand and provide personal information about oneself and about others.
• Open and keep a communication channel.
• Recognize a person in a telephone conversation and make out and identify the purpose or theme of the communication.
• Understand and provide information regarding usual activities in one’s personal and professional environment.
• Understand and provide information on the existence and location of something.
• Recognize and describe the different parts of a house.
• Recommend and give one’s opinion regarding the different types of households.
• Interact with a clerk asking whatever it is one wants to buy, know the places where to purchase it.
• Interrupt or get someone’s attention.
• Extend an invitation, agreeing with someone to do something.
• Describe and understand the description of places and services of a city and locate them on a map. Ask direction to get somewhere.
• Ask and provide information regarding facts that took place in the past, not only about oneself but also about others.
• Understand and acknowledge common phrases.

Grammatical Objectives:

• Alphabet.
• Greeting, questions to find out the meaning of unknown words or their spelling.
• Morphology of regular verbs in the Present Tense.
• Articles, gender and numbers.
• Temporary markers to express time related to parts of the day, days of the week.
• Irregular verbs in the Past Tense.
• Two different “to be”, ser and estar.
• Adjectives.
• To like, gustar.
• Indicative pronouns.
• Why/What/To.
• Prepositions and adverbs to point out location.
• Imperative.
• Phrases to indicate future.
• Comparison, more than, less than.
• Past Tense.
• Past Continuous.

Lexicon Objectives:

• Names of countries and continents.
• Occupations.
• Numbers: units, dozens, hundreds.
• Time.
• Family relationships.
• Food and drinks.
• Parts of a household.
• Stores and different articles.
• Clothing.
• Activities.
• City and means of transport.
• Description of people.
• Weather.
• Clothing fabrics.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
 

Course Objectives

The Spanish-Intermediate Level Course’s main goal is that the student will learn to:

• Interview for a job, describe tasks and narrate experiences
• Invite, accept or refuse an invitation
• Advise, suggest
• Express wishes, emotions, tastes, preferences, reservations and doubts
• Express agreement/disagreement

Grammatical Objectives

• Use of impersonal “se”
• Uses of estar+gerund
• Possessives
• Past tense, irregular form
• Use of markers in narrative
• Past perfect
• Personal pronouns
• Indirect style
• Imperative
• Prepositions
• Recommendation and instructions for impersonal forms
• Use of possessives with imperative
• Subjunctive
• Expression of wishes, desires and feelings
• Requests
• Diminutives
• To give one’s personal opinion, to ask for someone else’s opinion

Lexicon Objectives

• Occupation
• Time and sequence expressions
• Temporary markers
• Expressions used in formal letters
• Formal expressions to express gratitude, to excuse oneself, to propose
• Turism: types of accommodation, tourist activities, means of transport, luggage
• Traffic signals
• Greetings and expressions for different social situations
• Expressions to express agreement/disagreement
• Expressions to express doubt, distrust, disbelief
• Parts of the house and the city
• Parts of the body

ADVANCED LEVEL
 

Course Objectives

The Spanish-Advanced Level Course’s main goal is that the student will learn to:

• Interview for a job, describe tasks and narrate experiences
• Invite, accept or refuse an invitation
• Advise, suggest
• Express wishes, emotions, tastes, preferences, reservations and doubts
• Express agreement/disagreement

In addition, the grammatical, pronunciation and conversational skills will be deepened. The correct application of the written language’s rules pertaining the spelling and accentuations will be expected. News articles, videos, songs, TV programs and radio broadcastings will be used.

Grammatical Objectives

• Deepening of the two different uses of “to be” (ser and estar)
• Construction of the words
• Verbal periphrasis
• Uses of the passive voice
• Conditional sentences
• Pronouns
• Use of subjunctive
• Gerund and participle
• Accentuation of the words

Lexicon Objectives:

• Body and personality vocabulary
• Everyday vocabulary
• Expressions and popular phrases

Writing Objectives:

• Write a report, formal and informal letters, narrative and argumentative essays.

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