Spanish: Level One (Super Standard)

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Roser Martinez-Sanchez TW3 6.01, Ms Ines Alonso-Garcia Ground Floor, 20 Kingsway and Ms Helen Mayer Ground Floor, 20 Kingsway


This is a non-credit bearing course available to all LSE students, staff, alumni and external clients.


No previous knowledge required. All students welcome but they should demonstrate: commitment to regular attendance, completion of homework and all assessments. Students should dedicate at least one hour per week for coursework in addition to classes.

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 enhance and develop the oral skills by practising the language already learnt in an interactive and innovative setting.

• To increase the confidence and fluency in the language by providing an environment for them to practise and we encourage spontaneity and creativity.

• To bring the students to level A1/A2 of CEFR.

Course content:

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 intentions, ignorance, proposing alternatives

• Expressing frequency

• Describing what has happened.

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,

• The present perfect.

Lexical content:

• Greetings, goodbyes and forms of treatment

• Personal details

• Countries, nationalities, international organizations and its acronyms and languages

• The city

• The family

• The weather

• Studies and professions

• Daily activities and free time

• Daily objects: Food, Clothes

• Hours, dates, days of the week and months of the year

• Adjectives to describe all the above


24 hours of classes in the MT. 33 hours of classes in the LT. 3 hours of classes in the ST.

The course will have two separate sessions.

• session one: 120 minutes (regular language class)

• session two: 60 minutes (improvisation work)

Formative coursework

Weekly exercises, assessed by the teacher, featuring:  interactive work and oral practice; grammar exercises; reading and listening comprehension and writing.

Indicative reading

Study pack provided at the beginning of the course.

Online grammar pack available via Moodle.


Oral examination (30%) in the LT.
Continuous assessment (70%) in the MT and LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2016/17: 13

Average class size 2016/17: 11

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication