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Swayam Central

Proficiency Course in Spanish

By Dr. T. Srivani   |   The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
To equip learners with sufficient linguistic competence to be able to   respond appropriately in daily life situations and to express their needs in basic Spanish and provide them with Functional Grammar and Language Use.

The learners will be equipped with basic oral and listening comprehension skills and conversation practice on known topics, listening to simple audio texts, understanding basic information and instructions. They learn to respond to basic questions on personal information about name, age, profession, nationality, and address.

To equip learners with necessary reading and writing skills to form simple sentences about personal information. They would also learn to formulate questions to know the same about the other person. 

Rationale for developing this Course

Learning a foreign language widens horizons, especially Spanish, since it is most widely spoken language in the world. It is an excellent opportunity to learn it thorugh MOOC since there are very few universities/institutes offering this Language. It is a linguistic skill which will help in securing jobs. The course is being developed keeping in view the demands of the market and the need for more Spanish Language resources. 


The objectives of the course are 

Develop the basic knowledge of Spanish to handle simple real life situations.
Ask and respond to simple questions
Learn important expressions in Spanish
Learn to conjugate Verbs and make simple conversations
Talk about one self and one’s family
Eating out
Expressions to take permission
Talk about past and a little about future
Pursue careers in the field of Spanish language specialists


Learners enrolled: 3969

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 06 Jul 2020
End Date : 14 Dec 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 14 Oct 2020
Category :
  • Language
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1                                                                                      Objective Assignments 

    1. Greetings/Saludos
    2. Typical Sounds in Spanish
    3. Some Important Expressions in Spanish
    4. Introductions/Presentaciones


    Week 2                                   Objective Assignments 

    1. Some Important Verbs
    2. Nationalities
    3. Learning Articles
    4. The Spanish Expression "Hay"


    Week 3           Objective Assignments 

    1. Expressing Oneself -i
    2. Expressing Oneself -ii
    3. Expressing Oneself a little better
    4. To ask and tell time/ La hora


    Week 4            Objective Assignments 

    1. Daily routine /Rutina diaria
    2. Daily routine-ii /Rutina diaria-ii
    3. Expess likes and Dislikes/Gustar
    4. Expressing Points of view


    Week 5            Objective Assignments 

    1. Talking about weather/El clima
    2. Describing Places/Descripción de lugares
    3. Asking and giving directions
    4. Imperatives ii


    Week 6            Objective Assignments 

    1. Mi casa
    2. Mi familia
    3. Eating out/Comer fuera
    4. Invitar y citar con alguien/Inviting people and fixing appointment


    Week 7             Objective Assignments 

    1. Ir de compras/ To go shopping
    2. El ocio/Talking about hobbies
    3. Ir de viaje/Travelling
    4. Ir de viaje -ii/Travelling-ii


    Week 8              Objective Assignments 

    1. El hotel/At the hotel
    2. Expresar opiniones/To express opinions
    3. Pedir cosas/Asking things
    4. Pedir permiso/Asking permission


    Week 9             Objective Assignments 

    1. Describing someone/Describir a alguien
    2. Ir al médico/Visit to the doctor
    3. Estar+gerundio/To be doing something
    4. Planes para fin de semana /Plans for the weekend


    Week 10              Objective Assignments 

    1. Identifying people/Identificar a alguien
    2. Algunos costumbres/Some customs
    3. Talking about Past- i /el perfecto-i
    4. Talking about Past -ii/el perfecto- ii

    Week 11              Objective Assignments 

    1. Talking about Past- iii/el indefinido-i 
    2. Taking about Past- iv/ el indefinido-ii
    3. Talking about Past-v/el imperfecto
    4. Talking about future
    5. Hispanic culture_I Indigenous women

    Week 12              Objective Assignments 

    1. Hispanic culture_ II-Women against dictatorship in LA 
    2. Hispanic literature- Women poets of LA 
    3. Hispanic Art-Women artists of LA
    4. Women protagonists in Spanish literature
    5. Hispanic Nobel laureates-I  Writers
    6. Hisapanic  Nobel laureates-II Poets


    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Borobio, V., Palencia, R., ELE Inicial – 1, SM 
    2. VVAA, Aula 1, Difusión
    3. Sanchez Lobato, J, Moreno Garcia, C, Santos Gangallo, I - ESF-1 SGEL
    4. Borobio, V., Palencia, R., ELE Inicial – 2, SM ESF – 2 
    5. VVAA, Aula 2, Difusión

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. T. Srivani

    The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
    Dr. T. Srivani is currently the Head of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She has over two decades of experience in teaching Spanish at various levels: beginners, intermediate, advanced, post graduate and researchers. She is a Gold Medalist in M.A Lingusitics from Osmania University and later has done her M.A in Hispanic Studies from the University of Delhi. She has done her doctoral research in the area of Comparitive Literature and Translation Studies

    Research: Her research areas include:
    Didactics
    Comparitive Literature
    Translation Studies
    She has presented papers at several National and International Conferences
    Special Honours:
    She has received Spanish Government Scholarship to study and to do research in Spain

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    30 percent marks for in course Assessments and 70 Percent marks for end term proctored exam. Learner should acquire atleast 40 percent marks in the internal assessment and end term exam. If the learner pass the exams and assessments he/she will receive the certificate. 

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