Spanish Beginners

Course Overview
Spanish language and culture course. Beginners

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course students should be able to maintain a basic conversation in Spanish and speak about themselves and others about everyday topics.

Course Content
The content of this course starts with the very basics of the language, greetings, pronunciation, spelling. In grammar the following topics will be covered: nouns, adjectives, articles, formation of feminine and plural, present simple, past simple, verb to like, ser vs. estar, possessives, reflexives, personal pronouns, going to future, imperative affirmative. In the field of vocabulary, the main topics are: food, clothes, descriptions, time, weather, means of transport, shopping, family, daily routine, likes and hobbies, the city, at the doctor’s, accommodation. The cultural section will include talking about timetables, pronunciation, geography, food, or music. Any other aspect (in any section) could be included depending on the criterion of the teacher or if students ask for it.

Instructional Method
The lessons of this course will vary from traditional explanation of grammar and a variety of different exercises to put in practice the theory, including comprehension texts, audio activities (songs, real conversations, etc.), games and also oral practice.

Required Course Materials
The only material that is required is a notebook to take notes and write exercises.

Along the three weeks of lessons, several texts (at least one a week) will take place to check students acquire the new information and are able to use it properly. In case a student misses a test, they will have a final exam at the end of the course.
An oral exposition might also take place if the results of the tests or exam are not enough for the student to pass the course, or if they fail in achieving the number of hours required for the course (80% of the hours) with a justified reason. If they do not attend the 80% of the hours with no justified reason, they will fail the course, and therefore they will not receive their certificate of attendance.