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Intensive Course Spanish A1

Module SZ12011

This Module is offered by TUM Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2013/4

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2015/6SS 2014WS 2013/4SS 2013

Basic Information

SZ12011 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This module description is valid to WS 2013/4.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
60 h  h 2 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module, students gain basic knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language, taking into account intercultural and cultural aspects and enabling them with minimal language skills to successfully manage basic everyday situations. They learn/practice basic vocabulary concerning family, career, leisure time and food and eating habits, to pose questions to others about themselves and their families and answer similar questions, numbers, gain understanding of prices, using money and telling time, and talk about their day-to-day activities in the present tense using simple sentences. Students acquire knowledge of basic grammar such as: personal, possessive and demonstrative pronouns; interrogative pronouns; adjective endings; present and past participle. Students will learn strategies to effectively communicate in basic everyday situations with minimal language skills. Opportunities will be made available for self-motivated, independent learning.

Learning Outcome

The module is aimed at level "A1 Basic English Use" of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). Students gain basic knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language with a general language orientation while taking into consideration intercultural and cultural aspects. After completion of this module, students will have acquired knowledge of everyday expressions and very simple sentences aimed at satisfying concrete needs of everyday life. Students can introduce themselves and others, ask others about themselves and answer similar questions, give simple descriptions of their day-to-day lives and briefly describe themselves in writing. They can communicate their wants and needs to counterparts who speak slowly and clearly and are prepared to help.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a seminar in which course objectives will be achieved in an activity-oriented, communicative atmosphere through listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises in individual, partner and group work, promoting cooperative learning. Language skills conveyed in the classroom are reinforced through the use of guided self-learning in the form of prepared (online) materials covering fundamental grammar and communication patterns in the foreign language.


Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning materials and online resources.


Miquel, Lourdes & Sans, Neus 2002: "Rápido, neu. Curso intensivo de español". Textbook with audio CD. Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH, Stuttgart 2002 | Miquel, Lourdes & Sans, Neus 2002: "Rápido, neu. Curso intensivo de español", Arbeitsbuch. Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH, Stuttgart 2002 | Recommended: Castro, Francisca: " Uso de la Gramática Española. Gramática y ejercicios de sistematización para estudiantes de E.L.E. de nivel elementál " EDELSA Grupo Didascalia, S.A., Madrid 2006 | Online dictionary: |

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

written exam (90 mins., no learning aids); active participation; required homework
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