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Learning outcomes of the course
You begin to acquaint yourself with the Spanish language and culture in Spanish speaking countries. By the end of the course you are familiar with Hispanic culture and you know how to conduct yourself accordingly. You are able to assess the possibilities offered by the Spanish-speaking world from the perspective of your own field. You can cope with simple communication situations in Spanish. The course prepares and equips you to act and work in an international and multicultural environment.
Spanish speaking and writing skills needed in most common everyday situations, e.g. greetings, introducing oneself and others, languages and countries, family, calendar, time, interests, restaurant and opinions.
The grammar deals with the conjugation of verbs in the present tense, personal pronouns, gender, articles, basic questions, adjectives and numerals.
Cultural knowledge of the Hispanic world but with central focus on Spain.
The course is intended for anyone who wants to become acquainted with and efficiently learn the basics of the Spanish language.
Assessment criteria - grade 1 and 2
You can understand familiar words in simple texts and very basic phrases concerning yourself, your family and immediate surroundings when standard Spanish is spoken slowly and clearly. You can interact in Spanish in simple writing and speaking situations although there are often errors in pronunciation, vocabulary and structures.
You can understand clear and slow speech about familiar topics. You can understand simple, brief texts and find the main points in texts handling familiar themes. You are able to write short texts about familiar topics. You can manage satisfactorily in routine speaking situations although your pronunciation is still defective. There are errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary.
Assessment criteria - grade 3 and 4
Standard speech spoken in normal tempo may cause some difficulties in case the speech is long. You understand texts about familiar themes. You are able to write simple and short messages. The deficiencies in pronunciation, structures or vocabulary do not interfere with understanding.
You can understand face-to-face speech about simple and familiar topics spoken in normal tempo, but fast spoken language may cause difficulties. You understand texts well about familiar topics. You can speak Spanish using short sentences without long pauses. You are able to write brief texts using the learnt vocabulary and structures. Your pronunciation is clear.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
You can understand speech about simple and familiar topics spoken in normal tempo. You can assess spoken situations correctly and know how to act in them. You can speak short sentences with a degree of fluency and write clearly and with few errors about familiar themes. You can apply the learnt vocabulary and grammar structures in your language production, and your pronunciation is clear and often flawless.