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Proficiency Course in Spanish

CEC and English and Foreign Languages University via Swayam


To equip learners with sufficient linguistic competence to be able to respond appropriately in daily life situations and to express their needs in basic Spanish and provide them with Functional Grammar and Language Use.   The learners will be equipped with basic oral and listening comprehension skills and conversation practice on known topics, listening to simple audio texts, understanding basic information and instructions. They learn to respond to basic questions on personal information about name, age, profession, nationality, and address.   To equip learners with necessary reading and writing skills to form simple sentences about personal information. They would also learn to formulate questions to know the same about the other person.   Rationale for developing this Course   Learning a foreign language widens horizons, especially Spanish, since it is most widely spoken language in the world. It is an excellent opportunity to learn it thorugh MOOC since there are very few universities/institutes offering this Language. It is a linguistic skill which will help in securing jobs. The course is being developed keeping in view the demands of the market and the need for more Spanish Language resources.     The objectives of the course are   Develop the basic knowledge of Spanish to handle simple real life situations. Ask and respond to simple questions Learn important expressions in Spanish Learn to conjugate Verbs and make simple conversations Talk about one self and one’s family Eating out Expressions to take permission Talk about past and a little about future Pursue careers in the field of Spanish language specialists


COURSE LAYOUT Week 1 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Greetings/Saludos
  2. Typical Sounds in Spanish
  3. Some Important Expressions in Spanish
  4. Introductions/Presentaciones
    Week 2 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Some Important Verbs
  2. Nationalities
  3. Learning Articles
  4. The Spanish Expression "Hay"
    Week 3 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Expressing Oneself -i
  2. Expressing Oneself -ii
  3. Expressing Oneself a little better
  4. To ask and tell time/ La hora
    Week 4 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Daily routine /Rutina diaria
  2. Daily routine-ii /Rutina diaria-ii
  3. Expess likes and Dislikes/Gustar
  4. Expressing Points of view
    Week 5 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Talking about weather/El clima
  2. Describing Places/Descripción de lugares
  3. Asking and giving directions
  4. Imperatives ii
    Week 6 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Mi casa
  2. Mi familia
  3. Eating out/Comer fuera
  4. Invitar y citar con alguien/Inviting people and fixing appointment
    Week 7 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Ir de compras/ To go shopping
  2. El ocio/Talking about hobbies
  3. Ir de viaje/Travelling
  4. Ir de viaje -ii/Travelling-ii
    Week 8 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. El hotel/At the hotel
  2. Expresar opiniones/To express opinions
  3. Pedir cosas/Asking things
  4. Pedir permiso/Asking permission
    Week 9 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Describing someone/Describir a alguien
  2. Ir al médico/Visit to the doctor
  3. Estar+gerundio/To be doing something
  4. Planes para fin de semana /Plans for the weekend
    Week 10 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Identifying people/Identificar a alguien
  2. Algunos costumbres/Some customs
  3. Talking about Past- i /el perfecto-i
  4. Talking about Past -ii/el perfecto- ii
  Week 11 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Talking about Past- iii/el indefinido-i
  2. Taking about Past- iv/ el indefinido-ii
  3. Talking about Past-v/el imperfecto
  4. Talking about future
  5. Hispanic culture_I Indigenous women
  Week 12 ObjectiveAssignments  
  1. Hispanic culture_ II-Women against dictatorship in LA
  2. Hispanic literature- Women poets of LA
  3. Hispanic Art-Women artists of LA
  4. Women protagonists in Spanish literature
  5. Hispanic Nobel laureates-I Writers
  6. Hisapanic Nobel laureates-II Poets

Taught by

Dr. T. Srivani


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