Spanish 1 / Russian 1

Communicative approach: The course objectives are communicating in work and everyday situations at the following language levels: Spanish without previous knowledge (A1), Spanish with previous knowledge (A1/A2), Russian without previous knowledge (A1), Russian with previous knowledge (A1). More detailed information on the appropriate level for the course content can be found in the detailed course program.

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Russisch Tamara Blum / Elena Gorelova. Weg zum Erfolg 1. Russisch für Alltag und Beruf. Wien, 2014, facultas.wuv. (Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch) Spanisch (alle Gruppen): Peris/Sans, Gente Hoy 1 - Lehrbuch mit Audio CD, Klett Verlag Peris/Sans, Gente Hoy 1 - Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD, Klett Verlag

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Communicative approach under consideration of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking (interaction and production). Exercises with practical examples, discussions, role plays, simulations, pair work, group work, class discussions. Exercises in Moodle.

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment (students are assessed on their assignments, participation, presentations, speaking / listening skills and a written exam)

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course students without previous knowledge (A1) can satisfy elementary communicative needs in restricted language situations, read and recognize everyday expressions and very basic phrases, interpret brief announcements and notifications - names, phone numbers, addresses, fill out forms, give descriptions of themselves and locations with simple words, compose informal and very simple texts, introduce themselves in family, personal and work contexts. After successful completion of the course students with previous knowledge (A1/A2) can look for and find information in (brochures, travel books, maps, websites), read and explain simple and short texts (menus, personal letters), differentiate between formal and informal situations, recognize simple professional conversations, write simple texts (e-mails, messages, reservations, letters of thanks), introducing themselves and describe their own families and surroundings. Furthermore, they can introduce their own professional environments and present key data and information about the companies they work for.

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