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Spanish A2

Code 12344
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Línguas Estrangeiras
Entry requirements They do not apply. It is recommended, however, to have obtained approval in Spanish I (first semester).
Mode of delivery Face-to-face, supported in Moodle. Spanish Language.
Work placements It doesn't apply.
Learning outcomes The main purpose of this course is to strengthen and to broaden the skills attained (first semester), in order to purchase a basic communicative competence that allows students to cope effectively and appropriately in everyday situations, both orally and in writing (A2 CEFR). Other goals: Moodle.
-Understand and extract information from medium complexity written/oral texts;
Produce oral/written texts about known issues of personal interest: express opinions/feelings/sensations; give directions/advices/orders; report events of past or present, etc.;
Express her/himself and interact orally in everyday situations;
Write simple texts (mails/e-mails, memos, reports, little narratives and descriptions, etc.);
Identify and correct errors of interlanguage (‘portuñol’)
-Translate words/short statements from Portuguese to Spanish and vice versa;
-Know, basically, Spanish linguistic system performance and use.
Syllabus 1. Grammatical contents
1.1. Phonological and orthographic
1.2. Morphosyntactic
1.3. Lexical and semantic
2. Functional contents
3. Sociocultural contents
The course syllabus will be featured in classroom by following procedures which will be geared toward harnessing the benefits and preventing of dangers of near-languages/cultures learning, such as fossilization of errors due to interference, false friends, homogenizer platitudes, etc. Given the typological closeness between Portuguese and Spanish tongues, it will be done a particular emphasis on the contrastive approach of the linguistic course contents.
See Moodle (Spanish version) for further and more detailed information.
Main Bibliography 1. Main documentary resources / bibliography
It will be provided a set of self-assembly work materials and documents, elaborated (or selected from diversified sources), and expressly tailored to the needs of students, by Spanish teachers of the Department of Arts.
These materials will be available for all those enrolled in at the b-learning platform Moodle (, which should be consulted regularly. Those students who cannot attend classes commonly, such as workers-students or similar, will have in this virtual toll a starting point of great help in tracking the progress of the course.
2. Further Reading / secondary resources
See Moodle for futher information.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Will be proposed various activities appropriate level, covering all the basic language skills. It will promote autonomy in learning and the acquisition of strategic skills.
The classes are theoretical and practical and is based on ongoing dialogue between teacher and students, in grammar and vocabulary exercises, discussion sessions or exchange of views / experiences, and screened hearings (music, short films, news, commercials ...), reading / writing of texts, etc.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-06

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