Spanish Speaking and Writing Skills

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Speaking and Writing Skills

    Course Required
  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Composition, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    Beginning

    Hours & Credits

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

    LEVEL OVERVIEW:
    The A-Level student is referred to as a ?basic user? of the language, which means that he or she is able to use language as a social agent during basic social transactions and understand/produce oral/written texts related to his/her basic needs, as well as take part in social interactions within his/her immediate spheres of action or domains.

    LEVEL A1 - Beginning:
    - Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
    - Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
    - Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

    COURSE OVERVIEW:
    1. INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY
    a. Basic information about Spanish speaking countries: geography, climate, customs, gastronomy.
    b. Official languages in Spain
    c. Greetings
    d. Casual and formal relations
    e. Daily routines
    f. Leisure activities
    g. Stores and restaurants
    h. Eating habits

    2. TEXTUAL PRODUCTION
    a. Oral comprehension and expression
    b. Written comprehension and espression

    3. COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCY
    a. Language Activities: listening, oral, and written comprehension and expression

    4. PRAGMATIC COMPETENCY: CONCEPTS AND FUNCTIONS
    a. Give and ask for information
    b. Express opinions, feelings, and facts
    c. Express goals, desires, and sentiments
    d. Use of commands and questions
    e. Social relations and greetings
    f. Classroom interactions

    5. GRAMMATICAL COMPETENCY
    a. Nouns
    b. Adjectives
    c. Articles
    d. Demonstrative adjectives
    e. Possessive adjectives
    f. Quantitative adjectives
    g. Pronouns
    h. Adverbs
    i. Personal verbs
    j. Impersonal verbs
    k. Sentences and statements

    6. LISTENING AND SPELLING COMPETENCY
    a. Intonation
    b. Syllables and accents
    c. Rhythm, pauses, and timing
    d. Irregularities
    e. Alphabet
    f. Capitalization
    g. Punctuation
    .