Spanish 1

Communicative focus General Spanish: Interests and preferences; personal data exchange; holiday habits; products and prices; opinions; needs; sports habits; advice; buying food; ordering in restaurants. Spanish at Work: Greetings, introductions and goodbyes at work; company description; the characters of people in a company; professions, positions and functions; weather of a location; daily routine. Language focus The alphabet; sounds and their spellings; personal pronouns; nouns; demonstrative pronouns; numbers; adjectives; verbs interesar and gustar, interrogative pronouns, indicative present tense; expressing frequency; haber/estar/ser; tener que + infinitive; reasoning; expressing necessity; definite and indefinite articles; direct and indirect object pronouns; quantity; impersonal expression; negation; connectors.

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

-- Martín Peris, E. and N. Sans Baulenas (2014), Gente hoy 1 (Units 1-6), Coursebook and Workbook, Difusión/Klett Verlag. - Dorado Debeza, M. D. and Uclés Sánchez, F. J. (2018), Gente hoy 1 complemento de español profesional (Unit 1), Difusión/Klett Verlag.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Individual work, group work; blended learning (Open Educational Resources on Moodle, online-exercises, online-quizzes, etc.); creation of videos.

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation & performance 10%, oral assessment 40% (oral production and interaction 20 points, listening comprehension and regional studies 20 points), written part 50% (reading comprehension 10 points, written production and interaction 20 points, grammar and vocabulary 20 points). For more details cf. curriculum matrix of elective languages.


Degree programme

European Economy & Business Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

Exemplary for level A1: After successful completion of the course, students can: - understand questions and instructions on familiar topics with simple linguistic structures; - use simple, mostly isolated expressions about people, places and workplaces; - Understand the culture of the respective country/countries in order to successfully apply the principles in business situations

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