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Spanish for Beginners

Universidad a Distancia de Madrid via iversity

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Overview

E.L.E. Course Spanish in Context Level A1.1:This is a dynamic, fun, interactive and practical course aimed at obtaining a communicative competence which allows the correct linguistic interaction required in different communicative situations.

The course of Spanish contains 23 video sequences distributed in 5 units. The sequences show real communicative situations in different contexts always with the same outline:

INTRODUCTORY STAGE. IN CONTEXT. Video Sequence* (with script). Every video sequence is the real language sample which introduces contextually the necessary linguistic and functional resources required by the students to acquire the basic communicative competence: to give personal information, to ask for directions, to greet others, to describe, etc.

OBSERVATION STAGE. LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION. From the language sample (video sequence) the different structures and resources already shown in the video will be observed (always with a practical aim).

EXERCISE AND COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT STAGE. In order to practice the different communicative situations already viewed, the student will find a wide range of activities to help develop the linguistic skills required in order to speak the language effectively.

TESTING STAGE. The students have self-check controls available in order to evaluate their learning process.

Learning Objectives

  • To turn the learning of Spanish into a ludic and playful experience.
  • To solve, in a practical way, different actual situations of everyday life in order to help the student acquire a basic but fluent communicative competence.

What do I need to know?

No prior knowledge is required.

Course Content

Comunicative Competence

• Greet • Ask and say name and surname • Spell • Ask and say the place of origin • Ask and say nationality • Ask and say the place of residence • Speaking of tongues. • Ask about unknown words • Keep the conversation • Ask and say what is studied Spanish • Express purpose • Presented informally • Describe • Give information about family, friends, employers. • Describe the people we know • Make presentations about people we know. • Ask for and give information about the physical state • Talking about likes and activities • Express wishes • Formal presentations • Describing people • Speak and ask for directions • Talk about the origin and the destination • Understand instructions • Point the way • Talk about transportation • Expressing distance • Frequently express • Request information • Describe a place, a city • Talk about food and drink • Express preferences • Express obligation • Ask for a plate or lid • Talk about quantities • Talk about the hours and times of day • Social behaviors • Ask for the bill • Talk about gratuity • Describe habits and customs on vacation. • Ask for and give information about the frequency with which something is done • Express likes and preferences • Make a proposal • Recommend places • Talk about the weather • Describe and compare activities • Talk about group activities • Make judgments

Linguistic Competence

• Personal pronouns • Present tense of the verb to call, be • Interrogative: How ?, What ?, Why • Vocabulary: names • Phonics: Sound • Present tense of the verb to live • Adjectives of nationality: gender and number • Interrogative: where ?, from where • Vocabulary: Countries and cities, nationalities • Personal Pronouns • Present tense of the verb to speak • Adjectives of nationality: gender and number • Interrogative: how many? How many? • Vocabulary: Countries and cities, nationalities, names • Personal Pronouns • Present indicative of studying • Adjectives of nationality: gender and number • Interrogative: What? • For + infinitive • By + infinitive • To be + adjectives (physical and character) • Regular verbs • Interrogative: how many / how much • Vocabulary: adjectives, family • To be + adjectives (physical and character) • Regular verbs • Present irregular verbs: To know, know, have • possessive • Interrogative: how many / how much? • To be • Regular verbs • Present irregular verbs: To know, know, have • Vocabulary: adjectives, states • Present irregular verbs: To know, know, have, like • Adverbs of quantity: very, very, little • Interrogative: how many / how much?Vocabulary:f ree time activities • To be + adjectives (physical and character) • Regular verbs • Present irregular verbs • Verb like • Adverbs of quantity: very, very, little • Interrogative: how many / how much? • Use there is / are • Adverbs of place: here, there ... • Resources for locating • Present, revolve • Prepositions of place • Irregular verbs: ask, folow, go, close • Having to + infinitive • Present opening • Demonstrative Adjectives • Use there is / are • Present, revolve • Prepositions of place • Irregular verbs: ask, folow, go, close • Having to + infinitive • Use there is / are • Vocabulary: Adjectives to describe a city; transportation, cardinal points • Irregular verbs: to want, to prefe • Having to + infinitive • Prepositions to, for • Vocabulary: food, drink, • Irregular verbs: can, prove • Regular verbs: bring, • Object Pronouns • Adverbs of frequency • Vocabulary: food, drink, numbers • Prepositions of .... to / from ... to • Having to + infinitive • You have to + infinitive • Irregular verbs • Bring the account • Having to + infinitive • You have to + infinitive • Reflexive verbs • Expressing frequency • Irregular verbs: make • Propose, come • Verb to be + adverb / adjective • Being good / evil • Present propose, come • Go to + infinitive • Comparatives and superlatives • Irregular Verbs • Verb to be + adverb / adjective

Taught by

Prof. Dr. Javier Bravo Agapito

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Each module has a video with a real life conversation (fast pace, complex sentences) and its transcript, but no translation. Later on, some small part of grammar is explained by giving a table with a brief overview. Testing is simply filling in word by word from the transcript... Might be good for a review or brush-up of your Spanish, yet definitely not for beginners.
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This course is definitely not for beginners. You are immediately listening to conversations in Spanish trying to figure out what they are saying. But with no vocabulary yet, it is impossible. You must finish the quiz to advance, so if you can’t answer the questions, you are stuck.
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