Intensive Course Spanish A2.1
This Module is offered by TUM Language Center.
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Module version of SS 2012
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SZ12021 is a module
which is offered irregularly.
This module description is valid to WS 2013/4.
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In this module, students gain additional basic knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language, enabling them to successfully manage everyday situations. Among other things, they learn/practice making comparisons; speaking about experiences and evaluating them; ordering in restaurants; expressing preferences and interests; reporting on previous experiences. The grammar necessary for this will be covered. Students will learn strategies for communicating in day-to-day situations successfully with minimal language skills. Additionally, opportunities will be made available to more effectively learn Spanish as a foreign language and thus to improve the student's ability to learn.
The module is aimed at level "A2 - Basic Language Use" of the CEFR. Students gain basic knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language with general language orientation while taking into consideration intercultural and cultural aspects. Students acquire teamwork skills through collaborative work in multinational mixed groups. After completion of this module, students will be able understand short, simple and clearly articulated statements and announcements. Communication is possible in simple, routine situations. Exchange of information on familiar activities takes place through brief dialogues using various tenses (for example the present, past and simple future) and includes simple compound sentences and restricted structures. Students will be able to ask and answer questions on familiar topics. Discussions and dialogues are brief and oriented on topics such as their families, friends, day-to-day activities, shopping, and going to restaurants. Students can read and understand short texts or letters when these texts employ frequently-used expressions and simple structures and contain expected information. They are capable of writing short, simple messages or personal letters with the aid of fixed expressions.
Sound knowledge of level A1; placement test result A2.1
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. The fundamental language skills conveyed in the classroom are reinforced through the use of guided self-learning in the form of prepared (and online) materials.
Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning materials and online resources.
Miquel, Lourdes & Sans, Neus 2002: "Rápido, neu. Curso intensivo de español". Lehrbuch mit 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 2003: " Uso de la Gramática Española. Gramática y ejercicios de sistematización para estudiantes de E.L.E. de nivel intermedio " EDELSA Grupo Didascalia, S.A., Madrid 2006 | Online dictionaries: www.rae.es | www.pons.eu
Description of exams and course work
written examination (90 mins., no learning aids); active participation; required homework