Enhancing Communication in Spanish for the Tourism Industry - Beginner

Universidad de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Enhancing Communication in Spanish for the Tourism Industry - Beginner

  • Host University

    Universidad de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Spanish

  • Language Level

    Beginning

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Objectives

    At the end of the course the student should be able to:

    1. Understand and produce simple statements related to basic daily needs of daily life.

    2. Understand the explicit information in brief texts such as tickets, notes, messages, emails, restaurant menus, posters, questionnaires, etc. and draw specific information from them.

    3. Write notes, messages, postcards and emails in relation to the basic needs of daily life

     

    Functional contents

    1. To give and ask for information

    • 1.1. To identify
    • 1.2. To give and ask for information about people, objects, places and hours
    • 1.3. To describe

    2. To give an opinion

    • 2.1. To Express in a simple way opinions and judgements
    • 2.2. To express agreement and disagreement

    3. To ask about and to express the ability to do something

    4. Express likings, wishes and preferences 

    • 4.1. To express likings
    • 4.2. To ask and express preferences
    • 4.3. To express desire  

    5. Influence others

    • 5.1. To offer and invite
    • 5.2. To accept and reject
    • 5.3. To give an order or instruction and to respond

    6. Social uses of language 

    • 6.1. To greet and to respond to a greeting
    • 6.2. To introduce oneself and react to an introduction
    • 6.3. To apologize and react to an apology
    • 6.4. To thank for something
    • 6.5. To congratulate
    • 6.6. To bid farewell

    7. Spelling

    • 7.1. The alphabet
    • 7.2. Spelling of letters, numbers and digits
    • 7.3. Punctuation: Basic uses of full stop and coma; interrogation and exclamation marks

     

    Grammar contents

    1. The substantive 

    • 1.1. Types of substantive Proper and common nouns
    • 1.2. Gender and number of substantives

    2. The adjective 

    • 2.1. Types of adjectives Qualifying and relational adjectives
    • 2.2. Gender and number of adjective

    3. Demonstratives

    • 3.1. Values and meaning
    • 3.2. Syntactic distribution

    4. Possessives

    • 4.1. Stressed and unstressed forms
    • 4.2. Syntactic distribution

    5. Quantifiers

    • 5.1. Proper quantifiers
    • 5.2. Focal and presuppositional quantifiers

    6. The personal pronoun 

    • 6.1. Subject pronoun
    • 6.2. Reflexive pronouns

    7. Interrogative pronouns

    8. The Adverb and the adverbial locutions I Adverbs of location, adverbs of time, affirmatives and negatives

    9. Basic prepositions

    10. The verb 

    • 10.1. The indicative Regular presents: current and durative Proper irregularities: “ser, estar, haber, ir” (to be and to go)
    • 10.2. Non personal forms: infinitive and gerund
    • 10.3. Verbal periphrases
    • 10.4. To be: “ser/ estar / haber”
    • 10.5. “Gustar”

    11. The nominal syntagm I Concordance, complements and modifiers

    12. The verbal syntagm I Nucleus and complements

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