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Spanish 2 Pre-Intermediate

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2020-2021

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Spanish 1 Beginners.

Description

This is a language course for pre-intermediate students, with a communicative approach: attention will be paid to the use of the language in practical everyday situations. The focus will be on communication and comprehension skills but the course also builds on the grammar base acquired in Spanish 1 Beginners.

Aula Internacional 2 is an action orientated Spanish course that makes the classroom the perfect context for quick learning with a balance between developing receptive and productive skills that maximizes student interaction. This compact volume contains the Course book, the Workbook, the class audio recordings (.mp3) and an extensive grammar summary (más gramática).

Besides the textbook, we will use a grammar book level A2 designed to be used individually or as complementary material particularly for Aula Internacional; the pre intermediate course also has its own online resources (web grammar classes).

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a good level A2 (B1 for reading) of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
This course is the second course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.

Skill CEFR Level
Reading B1
Writing A2
Listening A2+
Speaking A2

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. With online education, it is more important than ever to maintain communication and stay in touch with your study groups. For this reason, if you are unable to attend a session, it is required that you inform your tutor in advance. Please note that being absent at any tutorial session may have a negative impact on the grade of the assignment due for that particular tutorial session. This is at the discretion of the tutor.

Assessment method

Assessment and Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
Participation & Quizzes (grammar and vocabulary) 20%
Midterm Exam (listening comprehension & reading comprehension & written production) 30%
Final Exam (listening comprehension & reading comprehension & written production) 30%
Oral Exam (presentations and interview and interaction with another student) 20%

End Grade

  • To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Exam review and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

  • Corpas, Garmendia, Soriano, Aula Internacional 2 Nueva edición, Libro del alumno

    SKU: 9789463250016

  • Pilar Seijas, Sergio Troitiño, Cuadernos de gramática nivel preintermedio A2, edición revisada

    SKU: 9788415620693

  • Online material published on Brightspace (web classes)

Registration

  • Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.

  • Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Contact

Drs. M.J. Pérez Rodríguez (coordinator)

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.