Spanish A1 - AVE (online)

Module SZ1208

This Module is offered by 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.

available module versions
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ1208 is a module in language at 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)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

This module is a six-month online course. Students work independently via the "Aula Virtual de Español AVE," an online platform developed by the Instituto Cervantes, which offers various forms of practice. You will be assisted online the entire time by an "AVE-certified" lecturer. In the course, students learn: to communicate appropriately in Spanish in various situations; all aspects of the Spanish language - grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, orthography; to understand the socio-cultural reality of the Spanish-speaking world and discover its multifaceted nature. For more about AVE, go to http://ave.cervantes.es/ale.htm

Learning Outcome

The module is aimed at level "A1 - Basic Language Use" of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). After completion of this module, students are able to understand sentences and frequently-used expressions on familiar topics (e.g. information on themselves and their families, work, and other closely related subjects). They can make themselves understood in simple, routine situations, when it is a question of a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and current topics. Employing simple means, they can describe their own origins and education, their immediate surroundings and things in connection with their immediate needs.

Preconditions

No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. The course is designed especially for students who prefer to work independently and want to learn online. Technical requirements: see the minimum necessary requirements for computers at: http://ave.cervantes.es/ale.htm: Technische Requisiten.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Language use will be communicated using multimedia products through texts, sound recordings and images.

Media

Online learning platform. Students have access to interactive and multimedia study materials: video, audio recordings, games, etc. Communication tools: email for sending texts, recordings, images, chatting, forums, audio conferences.

Literature

www.elpais.com; www.clarin.com; http://www.eluniversal.com.mx; Online dictionaries: www.rae.es; www.pons.eu

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

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

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