Spanish Language B1.1 - 1st semester


To reach the basis of level B1 of the CEFR.
1. Understand main points and extract some specific details in various texts dealing with topics related to everyday activities.
2. Write simple but well constructed texts about current themes or topics relating to personal involvement.
3. Exchange information, opinions and arguments in a simple but coherent way. To express feelings and beliefs, whether to agree or disagree, taking part in parcially spontaneous conversations.
4. Be aware of his/her own errors and the most persisitent errors, as well as the differences between the two languages.
5. Be knowledgeable about the history, policital situation and lingusitic reality of Spain and Latin America.
6. Be able to relate the mother culture with the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries, and to develop a sense of open-mindeness and interest in cultural diversity.
7. Apply what is learned to the fields of Languages, Literature, Culture and translation .

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Armando Aguilar, Beatriz Moriano, Maria Nieves Lagunas Vila


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



Minimum attendance: 70% of classes, except worker-students.


1.AAVV. (2017).Bitácora 3. Nueva edición. Barcelona: Difusión.
2. Alonso Raya, R. et al (2013). Gramática básica del estudiante de español (A1-B1). Edición revisada y ampliada. Barcelona: Difusión.
3. Diccionario on line de la Real Academia Española de la Lengua:
4. Chamorro,C., Martínez, M., Murillo, N. & Sáenz, A. (2010). Todas las voces (B1) Barcelona: Difusión.
5. Pérez-Reverte, A. (2013). El francotirador paciente. Madrid: Alfaguara.

Teaching method

Inductive and deductive, formal and communicative activities, based on one or more type of language feature (expression, comprehension, interaction and mediation), focussing on the students´ needs, and emphasising the integration of skills, intercultural reflection, autonomous learning and the use of ICT.

Evaluation method

Continuous Evaluation. Two tests done in class; oral presentations and written work. Evaluation will be based on communicative competence, accuracy and appropriacy, the use of learning strategies, knowledge about sociocultural aspects of the Hispanic world and an ability to think seriously about cultural matters.

Parts of the evaluation:
-Level and quality of class participation + other practices (20%)
-Reading test: précis and commentary based on a text (literary, journalistic as well as other styles) (20%)
-Term test: test of linguistic and cultural content (60%).

Subject matter

1. Expressing information, opinions, feelings and arguments in a simple and coherent manner concerning topics as: memories, the city, social changes, the concept of time and spare time.
2. Relating information by means of expressing causes, conditions and purpose.
3. Narrating past experiences. Consolidation of the form, use and contrastive use of past tenses (Various forms of the Preterite , including the Imperfect and Pluperfect).
4. Future, Conditional and indirect speech.
5. Revision of ways of addressing people in Spanish.
6. Widening of vocabulary related to daily topics in both the private and public domain.
7. Contrastive features between Spanish and Portuguese .
8. Facts, cultural aspects, behaviours and sociocultural conventions in the Hispanic world.
9. Develoment of intercultural knowledge and skills.
10. Current events: the relations between the Hispanic world and the mother country.