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. Admission into the course upon tutor's approval during the information sessions. 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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