Español como Lengua Extranjera (A1 MCER)/ Spanish as a Foreign Language (level A1 CEFR)

UAB Barcelona Summer School

05 - 'Español como Lengua Extranjera (A1 MCER) Spanish as a Foreign Language (A1 CEFR)' - Lucía Márquez

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: 21 June to 9 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

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Enrolment guidelines

Contact: summer@uab.cat

 

PROFESSOR BIO INFORMATION

Lucía Márquez Carbajo 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, with a dissertation on Reading Use of Literary texts in the Spanish Class for Foreigners (1998). Since 1992, she has been Spanish teacher at the UAB Language Service to students from many different countries. From 1993 to 2013, she was coordinator of the Spanish section at the Language Service.

  • UAB Language Service
  • E-mail: lucia.marquez@uab.cat

 

ACADEMIC GUIDE      

Contents overview

This course is aimed at students of Summer School subjects who want to start learning Spanish as a foreign language at a basic level. The aim is to reach level A1 of the CEFRL: this effectively means understanding and using familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases for highly specific objectives.             

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 (A1 MCER)/ Spanish as a Foreign Language (level A1 CEFR)
 Week   Contents Teaching/learning activities
1

Lexical and communicative resources

  • asking for and giving personal information
  • greeting and responding to greetings
  • asking using words and meanings
  • describing and situating places
  • asking for and giving information about a place
  • nationalities
  • professions
  • numbers
  • interests
  • geography
  • places of interest

Grammatical resources

  • three conjugations
  • gender of nouns and verbs
  • articles
  • present tense
  • to be
  • Contextualisation and comprehension activities and introducing the topic.
  • Reflection activities and exploring resources.
  • Final task (integrated skills)
2

Lexical and communicative resources

  • talking about physical aspects and character
  • expressing likes and dislikes
  • experiences in bars and restaurants
  • asking for and giving information about food
  • family relations
  • musical tastes
  • sport
  • gastronomy

Grammatical resources

  • verbs such as "like"
  • possesive adjectives
  • aslo/neither
  • direct and indirect object pronouns
  • Contextualisation and comprehension activities and introducing the topic.
  • Reflection activities and exploring resources.
  • Final task (integrated skills)
3

Lexical and communicative resources

  • talking about habits
  • expressing frequency
  • asking for and giving the time
  • talking about timetables
  • talking about future plans
  • daily activities
  • parts of the day
  • climate
  • holidays

Grammatical resources

  • regular and irregular present verbs
  • reflexive verbs
  • future tense
  • Contextualisation and comprehension activities and introducing the topic.
  • Reflection activities and exploring resources.
  • Final task (integrated skills)


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/espanyolA1

Coursebook and learning resources: