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Spanish Course Syllabus, Beginner, A1.

Type of course: General Spanish

Category: Basic User > Beginner
Level: A1
Sublevel: A1.1
Level achieved at the end of the course: A1.1
Total duration: 30h

1. Addressee

International students who wish to begin their study of Spanish.

The course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge or experience of the Spanish

2. Recommended Approach to Course

Be persistent, be positive, be curious

It is desirable to attend all sessions scheduled. It will give you more confidence during the
learning process and will help to create a favorable environment between the teacher and
the students group.
However, we understand that sometimes contingencies happen. That’s why we record all
the classes of each course. You will have at your disposal the access to this material, so if

Spanish Gurus Spanish Course A1.1 Syllabus

you miss a lesson, you may still follow it on your own. In this way, you will be able to keep
up with the others.
A positive and open attitude is desirable. The pace of learning is unique to each person and
difficulties occur at different points for each student, so to be patient and tolerant is
important to maintain the proper functioning of the class.
Your questions and comments are welcome in class. Curiosity is one of the engines for
learning a language, so that active participation of all students will serve to make the
sessions more enriching.

3. Textbook and Other Materials

 Course Book: Aula Internacional 1, Difusión publishing house.

 Chapters: 0-4

This textbook, in its digital version, will be the base material for the course.
It is entirely self-contained, and provides you with a wide range of contents, as detailed
grammar explanations, listening tasks, readings and a variety of activities and exercises to
practice your language skills.
In addition, during the course, the teacher may recommend you some other extra materials
according with your own preferences, in case you want extra practice outside the class.

4. Format and Teaching Method

The full course is divided into 30 lessons, one hour each.

During each session, all of the different language skills (listening, writing, listening, speaking
and interaction) are integrated in varying degrees. To boost your self-confidence, the
course is modeled on the communicative approach. This method is based on the idea that
learning a language successfully comes through having to communicate real meaning.
When learners are involved in real communication, their natural strategies for language
acquisition will be used, and this will allow them to learn how to use the language.
It means that the students will acquire not only the grammatical, lexical or cultural contents
needed to build their knowledge of the Spanish language, but also will develop the
necessary skills to use it in a real context of communication.

5. General Objectives
• Familiarizing students with the Spanish alphabet and the basics of pronunciation and
• Learn and use basic words related to greetings and goodbyes
• Learn some basic vocabulary of familiar things and enable the students to identify
things and express necessity
• Enable students to understand and use familiar everyday expressions
• Learn how to introduce him/herself and others and ask and answer questions about
personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she

Spanish Gurus Spanish Course A1.1 Syllabus

• Enable students to understand and communicate in daily common situations and use
very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type: in a class, in
bars, at the market, etc.
• Give the students a panoramic overview of the Spanish-speaking world.

6. Contents

Communicative Grammar Lexical Cultural

-Greet people and say -Gender and number -The alphabet - Formal and
Goodbye informal speech
-Personal pronouns -Nationalities contexts
-Introduce yourself, give
and ask for personal details -The verbs ser, tener, llamarse, -Professions - Overview of the
estar,ir, preferir Spanish speaking
-Identify things and -Numbers (from 0 world
communicate necessity -Addressing people: tú / usted to 100)
- Curiosities of the
-Talk about intentions and -Definite and indefinite articles: -Activities in a Spanish speaking
plans el, la, los, las / un, una, unos, unas language class countries

-Express existence and -Some uses of hay -Leisure activities

-Present tense (some regular -The weather
-Give reasons verbs)
-Countries and
-Describe places - Tener que + infinitive languages

-Talk about the weather - What, Who, Which, How much/ -Interesting places
many, when, where, how, why
-Talk about preferences -Colors
-Some uses of a, con, de, por, para
-Communicate in a store: and porque -Clothes
ask about products and
prices -The demonstratives: este/a/os/as -Daily use objects

-Differences between muy /


Spanish Gurus Spanish Course A1.1 Syllabus