Spanish Language - Intermediate
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Area of Study
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units8
Hours & Credits
On completing this course, student should be able to:
— Improve their level of accuracy in pronunciation and intonation in Spanish.
— Use Spanish to interact appropriately in the classroom, recognising the communication mechanisms in operation there.
— Extract specific information from brief oral messages broadcast in public places.
— Participate appropriately in everyday conversations, both face-to-face and by telephone.
— Recognise moods from the way in which speakers express themselves and react appropriately.
— Understand in general terms the information in texts about general subjects.
— Understand and extract specific information from real information documents (posters, advertisements, informative leaflets, events listings, press articles, etc.).
— Read aloud with a reasonable degree of accuracy texts written by themselves or by others.
— Narrate, orally or in writing, past, present or future events, organising the information adequately.
— Write letters, personal notes and postcards in an informal style.
— Develop basic strategies for comprehension and expression: deduce the meaning of a word from its context, relate words with common roots, etc.
— Take notes and transcribe oral messages.
— Extend knowledge of social and cultural aspect that encourages integration of the student into their learning environment.
— Consolidate the use of the bilingual dictionary and begin to use a monolingual dictionary.
— Use conventional forms to ask for permission and to ask for a favour.
— Say goodbye.
— Describe and identify people or objects that could be in a group.
— Ask someone what sort of mood they are in and tell them what mood you are in.
— Request and give information about public transport (timetables, activities, location, etc.), travelling inside and out of the city (means of transport, timetables, services, distances, prices, etc.).
— Talk about projects or future intentions explaining the conditions.
— Formulate hypotheses and suppositions from real or possible events.
— Situate an event or a story in time by ordering the parts (ask and say when something happened and in what order the events took place).
— Talk about daily activities in the present and past tenses, explaining the circumstances.
— Transmit information about one person to another.
— Express pleasure and displeasure.
— Expressing surprise.
— Express interest or indifference.
— Offer someone encouragement.
— Express doubt or certainty.
— Express annoyance or irritation.
— Express tastes and preferences. Compare them with others.
— Expressing agreement or disagreement with someone or about something.
— Express and ask for opinions.
— Accept the opinion or reasoning of others.
— Offer to do something.
— Invite someone to do something. Accepting or refusing an invitation. Make a date with someone.
— Demand something, order someone to do something. Express prohibition.
— Express an intention to do something and ask someone what they intend doing.
— Ask for and give advice.
— Warn someone of something.
— Ask for, give or deny permission.
— Make a complaint.
— Take someone's word for something.
— To counter-question and ask something again.
— Enumerate and order the principles of an argument.
— Express certainty about an announcement.
— Indefinite pronouns: revision and consolidation.
— Neuter demonstratives: use and syntax.
— Indefinite pronouns: revision and consolidation.
— Grades of meaning: revision and consolidation.
Nouns and adjectives
— Gender and number: revision and extension. Special cases: el cava, el idioma…
— use of some adjectives with the verbs ―ser‖ and ―estar‖.
— Nouns derived from adjectives: leal/lealtad, etc.
— Verbs with emphatic pronouns: apetecer, doler, molestar, indignar, preocupar…
— Future verb forms: revision and consolidation.
— Negative imperative of regular and irregular verbs. Use of ―tú‖ and ―usted‖ in imperative forms.
— Contrast between the simple past and the indefinite past: revision and consolidation.
— Imperfect tense of regular and irregular verbs: different uses.
— Contrast between the three indicative past tenses (perfect, indefinite and imperfect).
— Frequently used prepositional verbs: quedarse en, llamar desde, quedar con, pasar por…
— Simple conditional of frequently used regular and irregular verbs.
— Verbal agreements in the expression of a possible or probable condition with the particle si ("Si tengo dinero…").
— Verbs which use pronominal constructions: caerle bien/mal a alguien, llevarse bien/mal con alguien.
— Present subjunctive of frequently used regular and irregular verbs.
— Time expressions using cuando + indicative/subjunctive.
— Adverbs of state: así, de esa manera, en absoluto…
— Adverbs of time: aún (no), todavía (no), dentro de, ya.
— Adverbs of doubt: quizá/s, tal vez, a lo mejor, probablemente…
— Combination of DO and IO pronouns (enclytic and proclytic): dímelo/ no me lo digas...
— Emphatic pronouns: a mí me..., a ti te...; revision and consolidation.
— Reflexive pronouns: revision and consolidation.
— Que: revision and consolidation.
— Interrogative pronouns: contrasting qué/cuál.
— Revision and extension of propositions and preprepositional elements: en, con, sin, por, para, desde, a, hasta, hacia, entre...
— Interrogative particles with prepositions: a quién, por quién, por dónde, desde dónde, desde cuándo...
— Frequently used conjunctions.