Spanish Language I (LAE100) is designed for learners without prior knowledge of the Spanish language. It is an introduction to the Spanish language, Spanish-speaking countries and their culture. At the lowest level of generative language use, learners will learn typical Spanish pronunciation and acquire basic vocabulary as well as grammatical structures related to everyday communication. By the end of the course, learners will be able to initiate and respond to simple statements concerning immediate needs or very familiar topics; e.g. form simple sentences and expressions about themselves, the people they know and their neighbourhood. Grammar areas covered include personal pronouns and present tense of regular and irregular verbs.
Spanish Language II (LAE200) is designed for learners who already possess some basic knowledge of the Spanish language. The course aims to develop elementary proficiency in spoken and written Spanish. Learners will increase their basic lexical and grammatical knowledge, and gain more insight into the cultural aspects pertaining to Spanish-speaking countries. At the end of the course, learners will be able to express and understand communication related to simple needs in both predictable and common situations (e.g. daily life activities, express their likes / dislikes, health matters, family). Grammar areas covered include the present progressive (continuous) tense, prepositional phrases and the past perfect tense involving regular and irregular verbs. Upon completion of this course, learners will be eligible to register for the international examination DELE A1 (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language, Level A1).
Spanish Language IV (LAE400) is the final level of the Spanish language series. Learners will review and expand their lexical and grammatical knowledge of the Spanish language, as well as their cultural knowledge of Spanish-speaking countries to attain proficiency at the lower intermediate level. They will be able to communicate with more accuracy and complexity in oral and written Spanish, in both informal and formal situations. Topics include Spanish history, travel, weather and future plans. Grammar areas covered include the past, imperative and future tenses. Upon completion of the course, learners will be eligible to register for the international examination DELE A2 (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language, Level A2).