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Spanish for Beginners 2

Spanish for Beginners 2

Code: SPA8LF002
Extent: 6 ECTS (162 h)
Timing: Semester 4
Language: Spanish and English
Level: Language studies, A2
Type: Optional

Prerequisites

Spanish for Beginners 1 or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • is be able to communicate using all verbal forms
  • gains a better command of the formal ways of using Spanish in a job related situation
  • uses the structures to write letters or any other business related situation
  • is enable to cope in a demanding job related situation
  • is prepared to go to exchange or to job placement to a Spanish speaking environment
  • has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.

Course content

In this course we will study the main Spanish structures in order to write, read and understand connected text in work related topics.

  • Practice the different ways of using the Past tenses in Spanish
  • Talking  about future plans
  • Making offers and requests
  • Giving instructions and commands
  • Discussing hypothetical situations
  • Expressing unfulfilled conditions
  • Writing  letters, reports, faxes, e mails
  • Expressing satisfaction, regret and uncertainty

Cooperation with the business community

Real business based examples and cases, guest speakers, company visits as appropriate.

International dimension

International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multinational student groups and company cooperation.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact hours
Grammar exercises
Written exercises
Reading articles and reports
Role play
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of prior learning

Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is observed on the course according to separate instructions.

Teacher with the main rsponsiblity of the course

Alicia Jáuregui Renaud

Course Materials

Español uno, 2012, Finn Lectura
Other material provided by the teacher

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning Outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student has slightly enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of Spanish. The student has generally enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of Spanish. The student has considerably enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of Spanish.
Skills The student has developed an acceptable capacity to talk in Spanish. He/she has fairly enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has acceptably developed the capacity of reading and writing very short Spanish texts.
He/she has started to interact with Spanish-speaking people. The student has become familiar with the idea of himself/herself having a future working life in one of the Spanish speaking countries. The student has slightly broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking.
The student has developed a good capacity to talk in Spanish. He/she has generally enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has generally developed the capacity of reading and writing mostly short Spanish texts. He/she has started to interact with Spanish-speaking people with reasonable ease. He/she has prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the Spanish speaking countries. The student has generally broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking. The student has developed an excellent capacity to talk in Spanish. He/she has very well enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has considerably developed the capacity of reading and writing short Spanish texts. He/she has started to interact with Spanish-speaking people with ease. He/she has fully prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the Spanish speaking countries. The student has fully broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking.
Competence The student has reached language level A1-A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can fairly understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment).  He/she can acceptably communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. The student can produce the most simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has reached language level A1-A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can well understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can generally communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has reached language level A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can very well understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can fully communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she can produce simple and partly more advanced connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Active participation & assignments 20%
Exams 40% + 40%
80% attendance is required

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.