Instruction

Target group

Students of all faculties, students with a JOO flexible study right

The course is a quickly progressing intermediate course in Spanish particularly suitable to students proficient in or studying other Romance languages. The course examines the material included in intermediate courses 1 + 2, partly in abridged form. Successful completion of the course and fulfilment of its learning outcomes requires strong commitment, i.e. readiness to complete many home assignments and attend classes.

Prerequisites

Initial level: CEFR A1-A2 (pdf). Spanish for beginners 2 at the Language Centre or corresponding skills

Learning outcomes

• Ability to understand non-technical fact-based texts
• Ability to discuss several topics, including expressing opinions
• Ability to understand even spontaneous speech relatively well
• An increasingly extensive and diverse vocabulary
• Increased knowledge of the Hispanic world
• Ability to describe past events and studies
• Familiarity with all tenses and modes
• Proficiency in conjugation

Contents

Topics include contemporary society, family, food culture, health, free time and hobbies, cultural life, the environment, etc.

Skills to be practised: all areas of language skills

Study methods: work in pairs and groups, written home assignments. The course progresses very quickly and requires active participation in classroom work.

Completion

• Regular and active participation in classroom work
• Home assignments, including written pieces (5–7)
• Interim (5–6) review examinations or review assignments and a final examination
• 84 hours of contact teaching and 105 hours of independent work
• Minimum attendance 75%
• Assignments and other duties completed in a timely manner

Study materials

Español Dos (Kontturi, Kuokkanen-Kekki, Palmujoki), 2017, 9th Rev. ed., FinnLectura

Assessment practices and criteria

Assessment is based on the factors listed in the learning outcomes and methods of completion.

Grade: pass/fail

Relation to other study units

Concurrently with, for example, the Speaking Spanish! - Activación Oral course(s)