Spanish: Level One (Super Standard)
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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)
Weekly exercises, assessed by the teacher, featuring: interactive work and oral practice; grammar exercises; reading and listening comprehension and writing.
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.
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2016/17: 13
Average class size 2016/17: 11
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving