Spanish intermediate level, 2nd part (B1.1-B1.2)

lespa1302  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Spanish intermediate level, 2nd part (B1.1-B1.2)
5 credits
45.0 h
Landa Diestro Juan (compensates Vallejo Villamor Carmen); Vallejo Villamor Carmen (coordinator);
Having met the requirements of the LESPA 1301 (B1.1 level) course or being able to demonstrate that the student already has the prerequisite level through a certificate or an oral level test with the teacher.
Main themes
The object of the course is the development of the communication skills of the student in General Spanish, especially in speaking and writing, the consolidation and the broadening of the learner's vocabulary, grammatical proficiency and the linguistic principles of basic Spanish, as well as building awareness about Spanish-speaking countries.
The subjects, communication contexts and functional content are linked to three broad fields of interest:
  1. spare time: cinema, reading, etc. ;
  2. argumentative texts;
  3. expressing one's opinion and formulating hypotheses.

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

1 At the end of this learning module, the student should be able to:
  • understand the main ideas of straightforward texts in standard Spanish dealing with familiar issues related to work, studies, hobbies, etc.
  • cope in most situations in which they might find themselves during a trip to a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Write simple and coherent texts on familiar themes or themes of personal interest.
  • Describe experiences, events, wishes and ambitions, as well as briefly justify one's opinions or explain one's projects.
The course is based on communication and the methodology is communicative. 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.
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, debates, newspaper articles, advertisements, short comedy sketches, films, etc.
Teaching methods
This course follows the communicative and notional-functional approach.
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment (several written tests as well as an oral test throughout the semester, and assignments to be handed in).
Exams and value
June term: 
  • Written exam 45%
  • Oral exam 40%
  • Continuous assessment 15%
September term:
  • Written exam 50%
  • Oral exam 50%
Other information
Please note that due to the sanitary situation this information might be changed.
This course can be chosen as Elective by students from all UCL faculties, as well as members of the academic, scientific and administrative staff (
In order to follow LESPA1302 the most fruitful way, it is highly recommended to have followed and passed LESPA1301 and it is also possible to join LESPA1500 after (and then complete the cycle until B2.1 level).
Online resources
  • Aula 4 Curso de español. Nueva edición. Editorial: difusión
  • Les supports (syllabus du cours ou manuel) seront donnés au début de l'année par le professeur.
  • Un livre de lecture obligatoire sera proposé par le professeur.
  • Español G. Bases de gramática : grammaire de référence qui contient 27 chapitres de la grammaire de base de l'espagnol et dont l'objectif est d'établir les éléments qu'un étudiant du niveau moyen doit connaître.
  • Español G. Cuaderno de ejercicios : il s'agit du cahier d'exercices de Espagnol G. Bases de gramática. Il est accompagné d'un corrigé et de fichiers sonores.
Teaching materials
  • Aula 4 Curso de español. Nueva edición. Editorial: difusión
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Information and Communication