More than 577 million people speak Spanish today. Hispanic literature, music, cinema, art, architecture and business reflect a vibrant Latino world. Studying Spanish as a foreign language offers a good opportunity to learn basic communicative and receptive skills (oral and written). Music, literature, movies and learning in real communicative situations are keys to becoming an autonomous learner. The programme of Spanish courses offered by the Language Centre is correlated with proficiency levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1-A2-B1. Teachers work with students to reach these levels, with particular attention to learner needs and objectives for language acquisition.

Courses

This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Basic language patterns and vocabulary are taught. Repetition and comprehensible input are important components of this course. Focus is on all five language skills: listening, speaking, reading writing and interaction. Culture is an integral part of the course and is introduced through the use of media, games, adapted readings and class discussions. Students learn to communicate in Spanish in everyday situations: greetings, asking and giving personal information, describing people, places and objects and talking about daily routines, food, recipes, ordering in a restaurant or doing shopping.
In addition to written tests and quizzes, students may also be assessed by means of aural activities. Homework assignments are an integral part of this course; they reinforce concepts/skills introduced and explored in class, which enable students to participate in class in a more meaningful way. Active participation is required. The course is designed at approximately the A1 level as defined by the CEFR.

Prerequisite: LAN 085 or equivalent.

This course is designed for students with some knowledge of the Spanish language. It teaches basic language patterns and vocabulary. Focus is on all five language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and interaction. Culture is an integral part of the course and is introduced through
the use of media, games, adapted readings and class discussions. In addition to written tests and quizzes, students may also be assessed by means of aural activities. Students learn to describe people, places and objects, talk about traveling experiences, analyze urban structure of a place, describe artifacts and understand sequences of audiovisuals in Spanish.
Homework assignments are an integral part of this course; they reinforce concepts/skills introduced and explored in class, which enable students to participate in class in a meaningful way. Active participation is required. The course is designed at approximately the A2.1 level as defined by the CEFR.

Prerequisite: LAN 086 or equivalent.

This third course is designed for students with a basic knowledge of the Spanish language. It teaches fundamental and more advanced language patterns and vocabulary. Repetition and comprehensible input are important components of this course. Culture is an integral part of the course and is introduced through the use of media, games, adapted readings and class discussions. In addition to written tests and quizzes, students may also be assessed by means of aural activities. Students learn to describe people, places and objects in the present and past tenses, talk and write about past experiences, describe and compare places today and historically, analyze urban structure of historical places, describe inventions and speak and write about cultural events in Spanish.
Homework assignments are an integral part of this course. Active participation is required. The course is designed at approximately the A2 level as defined by the CEFR.

Prerequisite: LAN 087 or equivalent.

This fourth course is designed for students with intermediate knowledge of the Spanish language. More advanced language patterns and vocabulary are taught. Repetition and comprehensible input are important components of this course. In addition to written tests and quizzes, students may also be assessed by means of aural activities. Students learn to describe people, places and objects in the present and past tense, talk and write about experiences, compare and describe places and explain cultural events. They will also learn how to express wishes and orders using the subjunctive present and understand a conference about a familiar subject.
Homework assignments are an integral part of this course. Active participation is required. The course is designed at approximately the B1.1 level as defined by the CEFR.

Prerequisite: LAN 086 or equivalent.

(It is offered only during the Summer Semester).

The course combines the contents of LAN087 and LAN088 and is ideal for prospective Erasmus students. This course teaches more advanced language patterns and vocabulary. Repetition and comprehensible input are important components of this course. Focus is on all five language skills listening, speaking, reading writing and interaction. Culture is an integral part of the course and is introduced using media, games, adapted readings and class discussions. In addition to written tests and quizzes, students may also be assessed by means of aural activities. Homework assignments are an integral part of this course; they reinforce concepts/skills introduced and explored in class. Completion of homework assignments and participation in the writing of a course diary are a must. Active participation is required. At the end of the course students should be on the B1 level according to the CERFL.

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Interactive presentation: The “Guernica”.

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Language Centre – University of Cyprus
1 Panepistimiou Ave. 2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, CY-1678 Nicosia, Cyprus

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