UAB Barcelona
Summer School

Español como Lengua Extranjera (A2 MCER)/ Spanish as a Foreign Language (level A2 CEFR)

UAB Barcelona Summer School

04 - Español como Lengua Extranjera (A2 MCER) Spanish as a Foreign Language (A2 CEFR) - María Pilar Utrera

Number of credits: 6 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
Course Fee: 850 €
Course Fee for UAB students and Alumni UAB Premium+ : 200 €
Teaching Language: Spanish 
Place: Online
Teaching Period: 12 July to 30 July

Schedule: 9 - 12.30h

Registration of international and national students (non-UAB students) before May 16 will get 20% discount.

*Not open for UAB students

Students who are interested in the course will have to send the A1 Certificate obtained in the previous two years, otherwise they must to do a level test. In the case the student must do a test level, he/she should contact professor Pilar through her email, and she will have you do a short test to prove that you are suitable for the course (if your level is lower or higher than it is expected).  

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Enrolment guidelines

Contact: summer@uab.cat

 

PROFESSOR BIO INFORMATION

Maria del Pilar Utrero Hernández has a degree in Spanish from Barcelona University, specializing in Literature (1989). She earned a master’s degree in Training of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language (FPELE) from Barcelona University (1996). From 2000, Pilar has been a Spanish teacher at the UAB Language Service to students from many different countries. From 2013 to 2019, she was coordinator of the Spanish section at the Language Service, where she is also coordinator of the multilevel Spanish examination project (2017 to present).

 

ACADEMIC GUIDE

Content overview

The course is aimed at foreign students with a basic level of Spanish (A1 of CEFR) who want to reach a level of communicative competence equivalent to level A2 of the CEFRL: this effectively means the ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and expressing oneself in a limited manner in most common situations in daily life.

This course places an emphasis on classroom activity. Classroom hours cover the basic objectives of the course syllabus. Students work both under their teacher’s supervision and independently; when not supervised, they will use the resources provided by the teacher or the online resources of UAB Idiomes Campus.

Week programme

Español como Lengua Extranjera (A2 MCER)/ Spanish as a Foreign Language (level A2 CEFR)

 Week  

Contents Teaching/learning activities
1

Communicative and Lexical Resources:

-Talking about habits, difficulties, motivations and feelings concerning language learning

- Identifying and describing people’s looks and character

- Talking about family, relationships and similarities among people

-Coping in ‘set’ situations: saying hello, saying goodbye, arranging to meet

 

Grammatical Resources:

Regular and irregular present tense, reflexive verbs

Para/por/porque

Demonstratives

Possessives

Estar +gerund

 

Classes are highly practical and encourage cooperative learning and students’ effective participation, individually, in pairs or in groups.

Classroom activities are aimed at improving communication skills: oral and written comprehension/oral and written expression.

Classroom activities include, for example, reading distinct text types to foster comprehension,

locating specific information, reworking this content; participating in spontaneous conversations; participating in debates and discussions; expressing opinions and arguments in a fluent and structured manner; giving oral presentations on prepared topics, writing distinct text types depending on level.

2

Communicative and Lexical Resources:

- Speaking about leisure-time activities, timetables and place descriptions

- Narrating past experiences

- Speaking about intentions and projects for the future

- Expressing tastes and preferences, comparing

- Describing a house, objects and their spatial location

 

Grammatical Resources:

The past perfect

Ir a + the infinitive

Querer/pensar + the infinitive

Indefinite pronouns (something, nothing, someone, no-one…)

The uses of ser and estar

The verbs gustar, encantar, preferir

Classes are highly practical and encourage cooperative learning and students’ effective participation, individually, in pairs or in groups.

Classroom activities are aimed at improving communication skills: oral and written comprehension/oral and written expression.

Classroom activities include, for example, reading distinct text types to foster comprehension,

locating specific information, reworking this content; participating in spontaneous conversations; participating in debates and discussions; expressing opinions and arguments in a fluent and structured manner; giving oral presentations on prepared topics, writing distinct text types depending on level.
3

Communicative and Lexical Resources:

- Talking about the beginning and the end of an activity

- Narrating and evaluating past experiences and events

- Talking about eating habits

- Describing pain, irritations and symptoms

 

Grammatical Resources:

The past perfect

The indefinite past

Exclamations (¡Qué pena!)

Desde/Desde que/ desde hace

The verb doler

Classes are highly practical and encourage cooperative learning and students’ effective participation, individually, in pairs or in groups.

Classroom activities are aimed at improving communication skills: oral and written comprehension/oral and written expression.

Classroom activities include, for example, reading distinct text types to foster comprehension,

locating specific information, reworking this content; participating in spontaneous conversations; participating in debates and discussions; expressing opinions and arguments in a fluent and structured manner; giving oral presentations on prepared topics, writing distinct text types depending on level.

 

Evaluation

The course has a system of continuous assessment made up of different activities evaluating the four language skills (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written production and oral production) carried out during the course. These continuous assessment activities represent 60% of the overall grade. Class participation, homework and end-of-unit activities will account for the remaining 40% of the overall grade. Students need a minimum mark of 50% to pass the course.

 

Links and references

Course programme: https://www.uab.cat/doc/espanyolA2

Coursebook and learning resources:

 Aula 2 Nueva Edición, Ed. Difusión, ISBN:9788415640073

(A2 level): https://campus.difusion.com  (premium account)

 Online resources for learning Spanish: https://www.diigo.com/user/sdl_uab/presencials_campus_A1_B2_ELE