Course: The Spanish Language 1

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Course title The Spanish Language 1
Course code OJA/KJSP1
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Spanish
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zbudilová Helena, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the course content. Revision of selected grammatical terms. Repaso I, II. 2.-3. Alojamiento en el hotel. Grammar: imperative for the use of being on formal terms; the verb estar + adjective; the phrase al + infinitive. Communication: booking an accommodation, description of conditions of things and places. Vocabulary. Life and Institutions: Latin American countries,. 4.-5. De tiendas. Grammar: object direct and indirect; indefinite and negative pronouns and adverbs; the verb parecer. Communication: shops, kinds of goods, shopping. Vocabulary. Life and Institutions: Mexico, Colombia. 6.-7. Ambiente natural. Grammar: gerund; estar + gerund; irregular verbs in present tense simple. Communication: environmental protection, animals and plants. Vocabulary. Life and Institutions: Peru, Argentina. 8.-9. El paso del tiempo. Grammar: imperfect tense; verbal phrases with infinitive (estar a punto de, acabar de, volver a, dejar de); adverb formation. Communication: childhood, adolescence and maturation; past and the present. Vocabulary. Life and Institutions: The Inca Empire. 10.-11. La historia y los acontecimientos. Grammar: past tense simple (summary); the use of imperfect tense; preposition with direct object (accusative). Communication: important historical events, lives of famous personalities. Vocabulary. Life and Institutions: famous Latin American writers. 12.-13. Vida cultural y literaria. Grammar: practising past tenses; prepositions para / por. Communication: theatre, cinema, concert, literature. Vocabulary. Life and Institutions: culture and arts in Latin America. 14. Test, evaluation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The main objective of the subject The Spanish Language 1 (OJA/KJSP1) is to follow the current language skills of students, push them forward and branch out to a more comprehensive grammar, vocabulary and basic professional terminology in their subject field and enable them to be able to understand professional texts and communicate in the Spanish-speaking countries.
Students will improve their language skills and abilities by means of self-study: grammar, reading, listening, writing, conversation and broaden their professional vocabulary.
Basic knowledge of Spanish, ability to develop language skills steadily on the level of pre-intermediate/intermediate course level.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test (minimum of 50%).
Recommended literature
  • Arenas Olleta, J. et al. Cvičebnice španělštiny. Brno: CP, 2006.
  • Brožová, K. et al. Aventura 1. Plzeň: Klett, 2009.
  • Castro, F. et al. Ven Nuevo 1. Madrid: Edelsa, 2004.
  • Houštecká, E. Španělština v testech s gramatickým minimem. Praha: Leda, 1997.
  • Kattan-Ibarra, J. Enjoy Spanish. London: Hodder, 2015.
  • Králová, J. a kol. Fiesta 1. Plzeň: Fraus, 2001.
  • Krbcová, M. Španělština pro samouky. Praha: Fragment, 2010.
  • Macíková, O. Španělština pro samouky a věčné začátečníky. Praha: Edika, 2012.
  • Prokopová, L. Španělština (nejen) pro samouky. Praha: Leda, 2008.
  • Zbudilová, H., García, Ó. Introducción al Mundo Hispano (Espaňa). Č. Budějovice: PF JU, 2002.
  • Zbudilová, H., Jaraquemada, L. Introducción al Mundo Hispano (América Hispana). Č. Budějovice: PF JU, 2004.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter