¡Bienvenidos y bienvenidas!
This elementary-level Spanish language and culture programme is intended for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish, who are interested in learning Spanish as a foreign language in a non-native context and desire to receive cultural information about the Spanish-speaking countries.
The programme will focus on all four core competencies of language learning: reading, writing, speaking and listening that will enable students to communicate effectively with the Spanish-speaking world in tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
This programme of study is organized into 02 courses (Basics of Spanish Language and Culture -1 and Basics of Spanish Language and Culture -2) of 08 credits each, adding to a total of 16 credits. The curriculum has been designed in alignment with the Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes (PCIC) and is based on the guidelines set out by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL, Council of Europe). This programme should lead students towards an independent and autonomous use of the language, equivalent to an A2 level of communicative competence.
On completing the Proficiency Level, students should be able to acquire linguistic skills as well as develop their knowledge about the cultural diversity and history of Spain and Latin America by exploring different aspects of Hispanic cultures such as customs, traditions, festivals, art, music, architecture, historical figures, pop culture and cinema.
In keeping with a simple, easy-to-follow structure that allows students to complete learning modules in short periods of study time, this programme is sub-divided into courses which are further broken into modules. Each module has several self-evaluating communicative exercises that assess performance on material already covered as well as ‘Tasks’ to be corrected by the tutor in which students put all the course content they have learned to use into practice.