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Spanish for Beginners 2Laajuus (5 cr)

Code: BI00CP96


5 op

Teaching language

  • Finnish
  • English

Responsible person

  • Petteri Ruuska


The object of the course:
You will continue to learn the basics of the Spanish language and the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. By the end of the course, you can use simple phrases and sentences in spoken and written production. You expand your vocabulary and knowledge of language structures needed in everyday situations. You will be able to act in accordance with the norms of Hispanic culture in typical communication situations.

Course competences:
The course prepares and equips you to act and work in an international and multicultural environment.

The learning objectives of the course:
You can interact in simple and routine everyday situations, although problems in pronunciation and pauses may hinder communication. You understand the main points of simple texts on familiar topics, both by reading and by listening. You can write a simple text using the vocabulary and structures studied on the course. You can apply and analyse cultural differences between your home country and Spanish-speaking world.


You will enhance your Spanish language proficiency and understanding. You will acquire the ability to apply both written and spoken Spanish language skills necessary for everyday interactions, along with gaining insight into the unique aspects of Spanish culture and the Hispanic world in general:


Communication: Describing your life, hobbies, travel, weather, email, daily tasks, and lifestyle

Grammar: Present perfect (past tense) and common constructions associated with it, object pronouns, ordinal numbers, adverbs, reflexive verbs, continuous form (gerund) for ongoing actions

Cultural awareness: Distinctive aspects of Hispanic culture (focus on Spain and Argentina) and communication practices, knowledge of Spain as a country


Attained proficiency level A1 as per the European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

For instance, completion of Spanish for beginners 1 (5 ECTS) or high school B3 language courses 1-3, or equivalent proficiency and understanding.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

You understand basic expressions from slow and clear speech. You can interact in simple and routine everyday situations, although problems in pronunciation and pauses may affect communication. You understand simple texts on familiar topics. You can write a simple text. There may still be some faltering in the use of vocabulary and language structures.

The level of competence does not reach the minimum requirements, or the assignments and exams of the course have not been successfully completed.

NB! If you need a numerical grade (1 - 5), it can be obtained on a separate certificate. The need for a numerical assessment must be communicated to the teacher at the beginning of the course. After the first assessed assignment or test, it is no longer possible to change the grading scale from pass-fail to a numerical scale.

Further information

The course is well suited for anyone with some basic knowledge in Spanish (level A1.1 of The Common European Reference for Languages) and who would like to continue their Spanish studies.