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Spanish B1

Module SZ1204

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 2009/10 (current)

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

available module versions
WS 2009/10SS 2009

Basic Information

SZ1204 is a semester module in language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered irregularly.

This module description is valid to WS 2015/6.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

In this module, knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language will be further developed, enabling students to express themselves in Spanish independently and confidently in familiar situations, e.g. in the classroom, at work, in free time and with the family, on topics of general interest, e.g. films, music, sports, etc, when standard Spanish is spoken. Students learn and practice, among other things, how to speak about past habits; how to compare the past and the present; how to speak about future actions and outcomes; to express speculations and wishes; how to formulate conditionals. To do this, they will learn the necessary grammar.

Learning Outcome

The module is aimed at level "B1 Independent Language use" of the CEFR. Students acquire knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language at the standard language level with a focus on intercultural, cultural and academic aspects. Following completion of this module, students can communicate confidently in familiar situations encountered at school or work, in free-time activities or while travelling in French-speaking countries. They can understand the essential content of simple, authentic texts on every-day topics and can take part in discussions on familiar topics. Students are capable of describing personal experiences and impressions in writing in longer texts.

Preconditions

Sound knowledge of level A2.2; placement test result B.1

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 collaborative learning. 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; making a presentation following prescribed criteria; discussing in groups topics prepared in advance employing communication patterns.

Media

Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning materials and online resources.

Literature

no info

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Written examination (90 minutes, no learning aids permitted); active class participation; required homework
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