Spanish 4

Communicative focus Preferences about leisure activities; invitations and suggestions; wishes; dates; describing and evaluating films, TV programmes and other events; planning a holiday; information about cultural and leisure activities in a place; recounting past and present actions and circumstances; health problems related to lack of exercise; health conditions (symptoms of illness, warnings and recommendations). Grammar Verb apetecer; to propose, accept or reject; verb quedar; imperative; adverbs ending in -mente; articles with body parts; impersonal use with tú; conditional clauses: sí + present tense; relating ideas with connectors; percentages.

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 2 (Einheiten 2 and 4), Kurs- und Übungsbuch, Difusión/Klett Verlag.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Choice between: - Internationally recognised language certificate - French: total score of maximum 100 points o Minimum number of points for passing the exam: 50 /100 o Minimum number of points per exam: 5 / 25 - Russian: At least 65% of each of the 5 parts (vocabulary and grammar, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written production, oral part) must be passed. - Spanish: The DELE exam is passed if 60% of the maximum score is achieved in each of the two parts (the 1st part is oral production and oral interaction plus listening comprehension and the 2nd part is written production and interaction plus reading comprehension). If the candidate fails only one part of the examination, the whole examination must be repeated. - Internal exam: oral part 40% (oral production and interaction 20 points, oral reception 20 points), written part 60% (reading comprehension 30 points, written production and interaction 30 points). See more details in the Curriculum Matrix for Elective Languages.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Successful completion of semester 3


Degree programme

European Economy and Business Management (English)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



4 SS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can - make arrangements regarding meeting place/date/time and obtain information regarding arrival and departure, as long as these are linguistically brief and concise - greet colleagues/clients and exchange simple courtesies, e.g., respond to invitations and apologies - briefly introduce themselves in a text (job/family/hobbies) - describe an event and say what, when and where it took place. - In addition, they develop intercultural competence in contact with Russian-speaking/ Spanish-speaking partners.

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