Spanish: Level One (Fast Track)

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Roser Martinez-Sanchez TW3 6.01 and Dr Rocio Diaz Bravo TW3 6.01


No previous knowledge required. It may be suitable for re-starters. Demonstrate full commitment to regular attendance, completion of homework, completion of portfolio and all assessments. Dedicate at least two hours per week for coursework, in addition to classes. Student profile: Students should be able to demonstrate a successful track record of learning languages.

Course content

Course aims:

  • To develop the ability to use Spanish effectively for purposes of practical communication in familiar work and social contexts.
  • To deal with a range of predictable simple language tasks using a limited range of language to meet the needs of differing but familiar situations and topics.
  • To establish the skills, language and attitudes required to promote and facilitate further study of Spanish.
  • To bring the students to level A1/A2 of CEFR.

Communicative content:

  • Asking for and giving personal information, directions and opinions.
  • Describing people, objects and places.
  • Talking about likes and dislikes.
  • Expressing preferences,
  • Talking about present actions.
  • Expressing frequency.
  • Describing what has happened.
  • Talking about past events.
  • Making comparisons.
  • Talking about future plans.

Structural content: Present tense, Gender and plural of nouns and adjectives, Direct and indirect object pronouns, Reflexive pronouns, The present continuous, The gerund, Frequency adverbs, Introduction to past tenses: pretérito perfecto e indefinido, Time expressions. Indefinite adjectives and pronouns. Introduction to future tenses.


16 hours of classes in the MT. 22 hours of classes in the LT. 2 hours of classes in the ST.

This is a 40 hour-course. Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.

Indicative reading

Study pack


Continuous assessment (50%) in the MT and LT.
Oral examination (30%) and in class assessment (20%) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2015/16: 52

Average class size 2015/16: 12

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