Spanish I (SPAN201) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Spanish I SPAN201 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language Spanish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Brain Storming, Role Play, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor MDB Diğer Diller Öğr.Gör.
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The general aim of the course is to help students gain basic Spanish language skills in order to communicate in level A1* (Basic User) as stated in Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Reading: students can recognize the alphabet, find the main idea in short texts, detect specific information in a text,
  • Speaking: students can give personal information, talk about their daily activities,
  • Listening: students can find the main idea in listening texts, make determinations about the use and pronunciation of Spanish through listening,
  • Writing: students can complete dialogues and answer relevant questions, write short texts for different purposes.
  • Use of technology: taking responsibility by doing the necessary technological activities on their own time,
Course Content Vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at beginners level; various topics such as countries, nationalities, jobs, family, feelings, food and drink, colors and clothes and daily routines.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Course introduction / Spanish alphabet; writing, pronunciation, spelling and intonation / Meeting, greeting and saying goodbye / Words and sentences that can be used in the classroom / Numbers (1-10) Unidad 0, pp 10-13
2 Personal information, mutual questions and answers / Countries, nationalities and occupations / Numbers (11-100) Unidad 1, pp 14-19
3 Gender in nouns and adjectives (masculine/feminine distinction) / Personal pronouns / Verbs in the present tense (ser, tener, llamarse) Unidad 1, pp 20- 23
4 Practice and communication: Talking about students and others in class / Video work: "A Fun at Home" Unidad 1, pp 24- 27
5 Talking about leisure activities and languages; statements of intention, motivation, and plan / Certain descriptive prepositions (el, la, los las,) / Conjugation of regular verbs ending in “-ar”, “-er” and “-ir” in the present tense (hablar, comprender, vivir) Unidad 2, pp 28-33
6 Indefinite prepositions (un, una, unos, unas) / Plural form of nouns and adjectives / Use of the verbs “querer” and “hacer” Unidad 2, pp 34-37
7 Communication and culture: A Country, Spanish and Me / Video work: “Tourists in Madrid” Unidad 2, pp 38-41
8 MIDTERM
9 Identification of places, people and objects; countries and cities / The verb to be “ser” and “estar” / Indication of place and presence: Differences between the verbs “hay” and “estar” / Using “muy” and “mucho” Unidad 3, pp 42-47
10 Weather, climate, geography and directions / Question words: “dónde, cómo, qué, cuál/cuáles, cuántos/as” / Seasons of the year / Superlative adjective (superlativos) Unidad 3, pp 48-51
11 Communication and culture: interesting facts from Spain and Latin America / Video work: "Interesting Features of Venezuela" Unidad 3, pp 52-55
12 Identifying objects, shopping conversations and questions in stores / Colors and clothes Unidad 4, pp 56-61
13 Talking about needs and preferences / Use of some irregular verbs: “llevar”, “tener que + infinitivo” and “preferir + ir” patterns / Colors, everyday accessories and clothes / Use of the verb “llevar” Unidad 4, pp 62-66
14 Demonstrative adjectives / Numbers (100-1,000,000) / Communication and culture: “The Market of the Class” / Video work: “My Favorite Stores” Unidad 4, pp 67-69
15 Revision
16 FINAL EXAM

Sources

Course Book 1. Aula Internacional Plus 1, Curso de Español. Difusión, Barcelona, 2020.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the computer engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in computer engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the computer engineering discipline.
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology.
9 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility; knowledge of the standards utilized in computer engineering applications.
10 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge on sustainable development.
11 Knowledge on the effects of computer engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems.
13 An ability to use appropriate computer engineering concepts and programming languages in solving computing problems.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 2 2 4
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 2 2
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 4 4
Total Workload 100