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Learning outcomes of the course
You will develop your linguistic competencies in listening and reading as well as your performance in speaking and writing Spanish. The objective is to attain language skills corresponding to level A2.2–B1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
After completing this course, you can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, studies and leisure.
You can understand texts that consist mainly of typical everyday or job-related language. You can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where Spanish is spoken. You can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, studies, work, travel and current events).
You can connect phrases in a simple way in order to talk about experiences and events, your dreams, hopes and ambitions. You can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. You can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe your reactions.
You can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
Communication: everyday expressions in familiar situations, for example describing one’s own background, studies and work, plans for the future, giving opinions and how to give instructions and orders.
Central grammar: the future and past tenses (perfect, preterite and imperfect), the imperative and the subjunctive mood (present tense).
Reading and listening comprehension: study-, leisure- and work-related texts, audios and videos.
Culture: communication culture, customs and traditions of the Spanish-speaking world.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Spanish level A2.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/sites/default/files/cefr-en.pdf).
For example, Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 courses successfully completed at JAMK UAS (10 ECTS), or successfully completed Spanish courses 1–6 in a Finnish high school as a B3-language (2 years)
Assessment criteria - grade 1 and 2
A minimal level of Spanish is demonstrated in relation to the objectives and contents of the course. You struggle but manage to complete assignments and are able to interact in Spanish and deal with situations in everyday life. You can understand some parts of clear speech and texts and talk about familiar, study- and work-related topics. Errors occur also with basic structures in spoken and written production, which sometimes hold back communication. Class participation was weak.
A basic level of Spanish is demonstrated in relation to the objectives and contents of the course. You can apply your knowledge and language skills and manage everyday situations in Spanish, although with effort and difficulties. You understand several parts of brief texts and TV programs on clearly narrated and familiar topics. Some errors occur in spoken and written production, which may hold back communication. Assignments were sometimes completed late and with reminders. Class participation was passive.
Assessment criteria - grade 3 and 4
You demonstrate a good level of Spanish in relation to the objectives and contents of the course. This can be seen by the understanding and production of language with assistance. You can manage everyday situations in Spanish. You understand most main parts of brief texts and TV programs on clearly narrated and familiar topics. Communication is under control, although some errors occur in spoken and written production. Assignments were completed on time and fulfill many of the requirements. Class participation was sometimes active.
You demonstrate a very good level of Spanish in relation to the objectives and contents of the course. This can be seen by your understanding and production of familiar topics and extended language on unfamiliar topics with some difficulties. You can manage everyday situations in Spanish and sometimes even use some complex language structures and vocabulary in those situations, although some faltering may occur. Communication is under control and minor errors occur in spoken and written production. Assignments were completed independently, as scheduled and fulfill most requirements. You were active in the contact lessons.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
You demonstrate an excellent level of Spanish in relation to the objectives and contents of the course. This can be seen by the understanding and production of extended language, even on unfamiliar topics. You can assess written texts and spoken language and interact with others accordingly. Assignments were completed independently, as scheduled and fulfill all requirements. You were very active in the contact lessons.