Proficiency Course in Spanish

By Dr. T. Srivani   |   English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
Learners enrolled: 3563
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
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Language
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 01 Aug 2019
End Date : 31 Oct 2019
Enrollment Ends : 16 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 10 Nov 2019 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1                                                                                                                          Assignments 

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

Week 2                                            Objective

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

Week 3            Objective

  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

  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

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

Week 6                Objective

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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 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:


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 per cent for in course Assessment And 70 Per cent for end term proctored exam,

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