Spanish: Level Two (Fast Track)

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Roser Martinez-Sanchez TW3 6.01


This is an elementary course. Students should have previously learnt ...see description of "Communicative content" and "Structural Content" of Level 1 Fast Track (LN779) or level 2 Standard (LN780). Admission into the course upon completion of level test and tutor's approval during the needs analysis sessions. Student profile: Students who can already communicate on simple topics related to personal experience.

Course content

Course aims:

  • To develop the ability to use Spanish effectively for purposes of practical communication in a variety of contexts.
  • To establish the skills, language and attitudes required to promote and facilitate further study of Spanish.
  • To bring the students to level A2/B1 of CEFR.

Communicative content:

  • Talking about past events and experiences.
  • Talking about present events and experiences.
  • Describing places, feelings and objects.
  • Talking about habitual actions in the past.
  • Making comparisons.
  • Talking about future plans.
  • Asking for and giving advice.
  • Expressing wishes, plans for the future and doubts.
  • Forbidding and suggesting.
  • Giving opinions and judgements.
  • Expressing hypothesis and certainty.
  • Giving opinions.
  • Expressing agreement.
  • Talking about current issues: immigration, business, developing countries, Internet, etc.

Structural content:

  • Revision of present tenses.
  • Combination of past tenses: pretérito perfecto, pretérito imperfecto, pretérito indefinido.
  • Interrogative pronouns.
  • Comparative clauses.
  • Prepositions.
  • Relative clauses. “Por” y “para”.
  • Time expressions.
  • Pronouns: Complemento directo e indirecto.
  • Indefinite adjectives and pronouns.
  • Future tenses.
  • The imperative: negative and positive.
  • Introduction to the subjunctive. Impersonal clauses


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. The course teacher will advise on the relevant grammar book at the beginning of the course.


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: 30

Average class size 2015/16: 13

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