Spanish (beginner's level) 0-A2

lespa1100  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Spanish (beginner's level) 0-A2
10.00 credits
90.0 h
Q1 and Q2

  This learning unit is not being organized during year 2021-2022.

Language
Spanish
Prerequisites
  • Being a student of the ESPO Faculty
  • Beginner or under A2 level
Main themes
As far as the level is concerned, the students should reach the A2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in terms of Listening and Reading skills, and the A2- level as far as Speaking and Writing skills are concerned.
The objective of the course is the development of the communication skills of the student in General Spanish and building awareness about the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.
The communication contexts as well as the subjects are linked to everyday life : hobbies, travel, living conditions, invitations, family and friends, future projects, etc.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this learning module, the students should be able to :
  • read short texts about everyday life (personal letters, etc.), find specific information in commonly-used documents (advertisements, etc.) and understand the gist of discursive texts or simple narrative.
  • Understand key information from short listening-comprehension passages about everyday life and grasp enough to be able to react to straightforward oral messages, on condition that the input be clear and the pace not too fast.
  • Talk about themselves and their immediate surroundings ; communicate during simple and common tasks that only require brief and direct interaction.
  • Write short and commonly-used documents (e-mail, postcards, etc.)
  • Pronounce Spanish sounds and master basic vocabulary and the key concepts of basic Spanish grammar.
 
Content
The course is based on communication and the methodology is a blend between the communicative and the notional-functional approaches. Notions of code are not acquired through the learning of vocabulary lists or an exclusively structural approach to grammar. These are integrated into meaningful contexts and grouped according to functional content (asking for and providing personal details, talking about everyday activities, spare time and tastes, describing a city, suggesting activities, etc.). They are subsequently practised in the form of excercises requiring the development of a global communicative competence.
The didactic materials include very detailed grammatical referencing and drilling exercises common to the structural approach, but the typology of the exercises and the basic materials are very heterogenous : songs, games, role-playing, authentic or abridged texts, advertisements, etc.
Teaching methods
This course is delivered as face-to-face, online or hybrid depending on the health situation.
The course follows the communicative notional-functional method.
This learning module is taught in the form of contact hours using the communicative, lexical and grammatical approach.
Evaluation methods
"Depending on the health situation, examinations could be done remotely"
Continuous assessment (several written tests and orals test, throughout the year).
January session:
  •     Final exam 40%
  •     Oral exam 30%
  •     Continuous assessment 30%
  •     Note: To pass the course you must have obtained at least 10/20 on the final exam as well as on the oral exam.
June session:
  •     Final exam 40%
  •     Oral exam 30%
  •     Continuous assessment 30%
  •     Note: To pass the course you must have obtained at least 10/20 on the final exam as well as on the oral exam.
Please note: as the course is annual, the grade for Q1 only represents 40% of the total grade
September session:
  •     Final exam 40%
  •     Oral exam 30%
  •     Note: To pass the course you must have obtained at least 10/20 on the final exam as well as on the oral exam.
Other information
This course is intended for students from BAC1 in the ESPO faculty (INGE; ECGE; SPOL; SOCA; HUSO)
Online resources
http://moodle.ucl.uclouvain.be
Bibliography
  • Aula 1 Curso de español. Nueva edición. Editorial: difusión.
  • Aula2 Curso de español. Nueva edición. Editorial: difusión
Support
Touts les supports sont actualisés et presentés sur la page moodle du cours.
Teaching materials
  • Aula 1 Curso de español. Nueva edición. Editorial: difusión.
  • Aula2 Curso de español. Nueva edición. Editorial: difusión
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