SPĀŅU VALODAS PAMATI I

 

Author:

Rafael Martín Calvo, lecturer

LAIS course code

Valo2008

Form of evaluation

Test

Credit point (ECTS credit points)

6 ECTS

Total number of contact lessons

16

Number of lectures

8

Number of practical classes

8

Prerequisites

None

Part of the study programme

Nozares profesionālās specializācijas kursi

 

Study course objective

This course is the first of a series of four. Its basic aim is to provide students with the tools and resources to gain an understanding of Spanish grammar and modes of expression. The learning of the phonetic system, the elementary grammar, and some general cultural notions is meant as the basis for a comprehending use of the language. The course puts an accent on conversational aspects as well as on the understanding of the language’s mechanisms, so as to provide the student with a sense of ease in any given real-life situation. Lessons are constructed around thematic units which contain texts, exercises, as well as descriptions of relevant grammatical aspects.


Study results

Learning the basics of Spanish grammar (level A1): basic notions of Spanish phonology, syntax and grammar.

Developing the necessary skills to read and write easy texts related to everyday social communication: meeting people, expressing likes and dislikes, describing persons and objects, expressing possession, wishes, etc.

Developing speaking skills for everyday interpersonal communication in a variety of settings, with a special emphasis on everyday situations and informal settings.

Improving listening and reading comprehension of basic Spanish texts.

Studenti spēj reaģēt uz vienkāršu tekstu spāņu valodā (mutvārdu vai rakstisku).
Studenti prot atveidot biežāk sastopamos personvārdus un vietvārdus latviešu valodā.

Studenti prot vienkārši pastāstīt par sevi un savu apkārtni.


Evaluation of study results:

Attendance and active participation: 20% (Attendance is mandatory: more than 4 unexcused absences will seriously compromise the final grade).

In-class work / assignments: 40%. Graded assignments will be given on weeks 4, 7, 10 and 13 of the course. 

Midterm and final test: 40%. A graded midterm test will take place on week 9 or 10.

NOTE: The use of laptops is not allowed during lessons, and the use of electronic devices is strongly discouraged. 

 

Organization mode of students’ individual work

The independent work of students includes:

●      use of lecture materials, study literature, online resources, etc.

●      homework assignment completion,  

●      course paper development,

●      preparations for the tests and exams.

 

Study course outline

No.

Title of the topic

  1.  

The Spanish Alphabet

  1.  

Greetings

  1.  

Defined and Undefined Articles. Gender and Nuumber

  1.  

The verb „TENER”. Sentence structure

  1.  

The verbs „SER” and „ESTAR”. Numbers

  1.  

Regular verbs. Present tense of indicative

  1.  

Possessive pronouns

  1.  

The verb „QUERER”

  1.  

The verb „IR”. Near future constructions

  1.  

Gerundive and past participle forms

  1.  

Present continuous constructions

  1.  

The „Pretérito perfecto compuesto” tense

 

Basic literature

Spāņu valoda (Rafael Martín Calvo and Evija Pulkstene)


Supplementary literature

Rozenberga, Māra, Spāņu valoda, Jumava, [2002]

Sisnerosa, Isabela, Spāņu valoda trīs mēnešos, Zvaigzne ABC, [2002].

Hilenbrands, Maiks, Spāņu valoda ceļotājiem, Zvaigzne ABC, [2011]

Krbcova, Milada Spāņu valodas pašmācība, Zvaigzne ABC, 2011

Kērs, Kristofs, Spāņu valoda pēdējā brīdī, Zvaigzne ABC, 2005.

 

OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

Dialogs. Latviešu un spāņu tautas dziesmas, SIA Neputns, 2015

www.rae.es

www.spanishdict.com

Extr@ - YouTube Channel

Spāņu dzejas antoloģija 20 gadsimts, SIA Neputns, 2014