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Spanish - Beginners

Vak
2020-2021

Admission requirements

None.

Description

This course is organized around interactive and communicative activities that will allow students to build all language skills in the most effective way. Class proceedings will focus on submerging students in real-world Spanish language.

Grammatical structures and vocabulary will also be integrated into the learning process in meaningful contexts.

Furthermore an important aspect of the course will be the cultural knowledge about Spain and Latin America, with a strong emphasis on intercultural communication.

Course Objectives

In terms of the CEFR of the Council of Europe, by the end of this course students will have reached the A2 level:

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Timetable

Timetables for courses offered at Leiden University College in 2020-2021 will be published on this page of the e-Prospectus.

Mode of instruction

Communication in Spanish will be encouraged from the outset and classes will be conducted primarily in Spanish, enabling students to learn and practice the new grammatical structures and vocabulary covered in each session. In order to develop and consolidate skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, classes will be highly interactive.

Students will often work in pairs or groups to practice their language skills.

During the course, students will give oral presentations about different topics, according to their increasing level of knowledge.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be a combination of written and spoken assignments and exams.

Assessment: In-class participation
Percentage: 15% ( 5% homework,5% In class participation, 5% Online exercises Campus Difusión)
Deadline: Ongoing

BLOCK 1

Assessment: Listening Comprehension Exam
Percentage: 8.75 %
Deadline: Week 5 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Oral presentations & discussions
Percentage: 8.75 %
Deadline: Week 6 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Grammar & Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension Exam
Percentage: 20 %
Deadline: Week 7 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Compositions
Percentage: 5%
Deadline: Week 8 (to be confirmed)

BLOCK 2

Assessment: Listening Comprehension Exam
Percentage: 8.75 %
Deadline: Week 5 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Oral presentations & discussions
Percentage: 8.75 %
Deadline: Week 6 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Grammar & Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension Exam
Percentage: 20 %
Deadline: Week 7 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Compositions
Percentage: 5%
Deadline: Week 8 (to be confirmed)

Block 2 Assessment: Listening Comprehension Exam
Percentage: 8.75 %
Deadline: Week 5 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Oral presentations & discussions
Percentage: 8.75 %
Deadline: Week 6 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Grammar & Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension Exam
Percentage: 20 %
Deadline: Week 7 (to be confirmed)

Assessment: Compositions
Percentage: 5%
Deadline: Week 8 (to be confirmed)

Reading list

  • Bitácora 1 Nueva Edición – Libro del alumno + MP3 (Versión Premium) SKU: 9788417249564

  • Bitácora 2 Nueva Edición – Libro del alumno + MP3 (Versión Premium) SKU: 9788417249571

Students must purchase the course books before the beginning of the course.

Registration

Courses offered at Leiden University College (LUC) are usually only open to LUC students and LUC exchange students. Leiden University students who participate in one of the university’s Honours tracks or programmes may register for one LUC, if availability permits. Registration is coordinated by the Education Coordinator, course.administration@luc.leidenuniv.nl.

Contact

Blanca Barrientos MA, p.b.barrientos.loayza@hum.leidenuniv.nl
María José Perez Rodríguez MA, M.J.Perez-Rodriguez@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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