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Spanish A1 + A2.1

Module SZ1207

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 SS 2013 (current)

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
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ1207 is a semester module in language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of language courses as soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 30 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module, students gain basic knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language and learn strategies enabling them to successfully manage basic everyday situations. They learn/practice fundamental vocabulary concerning family, work, leisure time, food and eating habits; to pose questions to others about themselves and their families and to answer similar questions; numbers, gain an understanding of prices, using money and telling time; and talk about their day-to-day activities in the present tense using simple sentences (main clauses). Students will learn strategies for communicating in day-to-day situations successfully with minimal language skills. They acquire knowledge of the necessary, basic grammar. Additionally, opportunities will be made available to more effectively structure the learning process of Spanish as a foreign language and thus improving the ability to learn.

Learning Outcome

The module is aimed at level "A1 - Basic Language 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 be able to use and understand everyday expressions and very simple sentences aimed at satisfying the concrete needs of everyday life. Students can introduce themselves and others, ask others about themselves and answer similar questions. They can interact in a simple way, if their counterparts speak slowly and clearly and are prepared to help.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

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.


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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

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