Course details

Spanish for Beginners 1/2

JS1 Acad. year 2022/2023 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

This communicative course - Spanish for Beginners - will offer to practice pronunciation, basic grammar, conversation in everyday situations, reading and listening. Original Spanish textbooks, audio and video courses will be used in classes. It is a two-semester course and it can be followed by the course JS1/2-SS.


Course coordinator

Language of instruction




Time span

  • 26 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Elementary Spanish conversation, basic Spanish grammar.

Learning objectives

Elementary Spanish.

Why is the course taught

The course enables students to acquire professional vocabulary, language functions and language skills necessary for active participation in seminars, lectures and other activities in the information and communication technology sector.

Compulsory co-requisites

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No requirements.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Programme of the course, introduction to the language
  2. Pronunciation, how to thank and introduce oneself
  3. Stress, gender and articles
  4. What/who is it?, personal pronouns
  5. Profession, plural, verbs ending -ar
  6. Nationality, prepositions, declension, to be
  7. Intonation, verbs ending -er,-ir and irregular verbs
  8. Family and age, female forms of nouns
  9. Numbers 1 - 10, irreg. verb venir, revision test
  10. Friends, descriptions, adjectives
  11. Possession, obligation, quantification, possessive pronouns
  12. Revision
  13. Autumn semester test written
  14. Revision of lessons 1 - 7
  15. Telephoning, ser vs. estar, negative expressions
  16. Mexico, demonstrative pronouns
  17. Obligation and necessity, hay que x tener que
  18. Transport, irregular verbs, revision test
  19. Imperative, polite asking for things
  20. Telling the time, numbers 11 - 30
  21. Basic technical terminology, irregular verbs
  22. Daily routine, reflexive pronouns
  23. Basic technical terminology, infinitive structures
  24. Infinitive of purpose, numerals, currencies, weights and measures
  25. Revision
  26. Spring semester test is written

Progress assessment

Revision tests. Exam prerequisites: Semester tests - min. score 10 points (20 points max.).

Exam prerequisites

Semester tests - min. score 10 points (20 points max.).

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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