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Spanish for Beginners II

Module name (EN): Spanish for Beginners II
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: MAB.4.2.1.5
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Spanish
Assessment:
Written examination (final exam)
Curricular relevance:
KI664 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
KIB-SFA2 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
MAB.4.2.1.5 Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 6, optional course
MST.SA2 Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
PIBWN51 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 6, optional course, not informatics specific
PIB-SFA2 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 6, optional course, not informatics specific
MST.SA2 Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
Workload:
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Lecturer:
Vanesa Longo López
Dr. Victoriana Herrador Morillo


[updated 16.10.2017]
Learning outcomes:
The courses "Spanish for Beginners I and II" are based on each other. In the course of the two modules, students will first reach proficiency level A1 and then advance to level A2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
 
The course Spanish for Beginners II_ is aimed at learners with basic knowledge of the Spanish language at level A1 of the European Reference Framework or the module _Spanish for Beginners I_.
 
The goal of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of the Spanish language, which will enable them to communicate in general and professional situations as quickly as possible, both orally and in writing. To do so, all four skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing) will be trained equally. Content development will be supported by the repetition of the relevant grammatical structures.
 
The course takes a communicative and pragmatic approach that particularly promotes communicative competence in job-relevant situations through the use of role playing and situational dialogues. This also includes intercultural aspects that raise the students´ awareness of cultural differences and enable them to assert themselves in specific situations.

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Module content:
Content:
In the course _Spanish for Beginners II_ students will learn the lessons 6 to 10 from _Meta Profesional A1-A2_ (Spanisch für den Beruf, Klett Verlag).
 
Work
- Describing your private and professional daily routine
- A day at work: habits and time
- Talking about preferences
- Agreeing and objecting to things
- Talking about experiences
- Opening hours
- Organizing a weekly schedule
- Talking about plans
 
Talking on the telephone
- Making business calls
 
Business appointments
- Making, accepting and rejecting invitations and suggestions
- Arranging appointments
- Talking about the weather
- Making a hotel reservation
- Planning business meals
- Deciding what is most important at the first meeting with a customer
 
Products and projects
- Describing buildings and offices
- Assessing and describing products and prices
- Talking about quantities
- Preparing a company presentation
 
Professional training and experience
- Reading job advertisements
- Composing an application cover letter
- Skills, strengths and weaknesses
- Creating a resume
- Participating in a job interview
 
In addition, we will concentrate on basic grammatical structures (such as for example, the imperative, future and past of regular and irregular verbs). Students should work on and expand their basic vocabulary independently.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching and learning materials (print media, slides, audio-visual teaching materials), multimedia learning software compiled specifically for the learning group.

[updated 19.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
The course is based on the following textbook and will be supplemented by additional learning material:
Meta profesional A1-A2 Spanisch für den Beruf. Klett Verlag; ISBN: 978-3-12-515460-5
 
We also recommend these books for grammar:
 
Uso de la Gramática Española. Nivel Elemental. ISBN 3-12-5358116-6
Spanische Grammatik für Selbstlerner 01 Bd.1 ISBN-10: 3896577093
Tiempo para conjugar. Buch mit CD-Rom, PC, Mac. ISBN 3-12-535809-4
 
Students will receive a list of recommended teaching and learning materials.

[updated 19.02.2018]
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