Spanish II

Name: Spanish II
Code: LLT13841L
Duration: 15 weeks/78 hours
Scientific Area: Linguistics

Teaching languages: Portuguese, Spanish
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese, Spanish
Regime de Frequência: Presencial


Spanish II unit allows you to acquire basic language skills in the context of tourism services.

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

CEFR Level: A2)
A. Objectives:
• understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance; communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

A.Oral production: can give a simple description or presentation of people, living or working conditions, daily routines, likes/dislikes, etc,
B.Written production: can write a series of simple phrases and sentences.
C.Listening comprehension: can understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority.

Reading comprehension: can understand short, simple texts on familiar matters of a concrete type which consist of high frequency everyday or job-related language.


- Practical general revision of the contents learnt in the previous semester.
- The pretérito indefinido: ways, uses and irregularities.
- Time connectors.
- The pretérito perfecto: ways, uses and irregularities.
- Complemento directo and indirecto pronouns.
- Contrast between pretérito indefinido and pretérito perfecto.
- Contractions.
- Accentuation.
- General rules accentuation.
- Particular rules accentuation: monosyllables.
- Diphthongs, tripthongs and hiatus accentuation.
- The condicional simple: ways, uses and irregularities.
- The pretérito pluscuamperfecto: ways, uses and irregularities.
- The futuro perfecto: ways, uses and irregularities.
- The contrast between the futuro perfecto, the futuro imperfecto and the condicional simple.

Teaching Methods

(1) direct exposure to authentic use of language (through videos, written texts – newspapers, magazines, etc. – Internet, CD-ROM, among others);
(2) direct participation in communicative interaction;
(3) presentations, explanations, exercises/exploitation activities;
(4) translation (native language/foreign language/native language)
(5) individual, pair and group working;
(6) contribution to formal and informal discussions;
(7) guided study;
(8) autodidactically, by self-study.

Students may choose between two modes of assessment: (1) continuous or (2) exam.

(1) Continuous assessment: a. Written quiz (35%); b. Oral quiz (25%); c. Assignments, throughout the semester, in and at home (40%);
(2) Exam: a. Written exam (60%); b. Oral exam (40%).

Teaching Staff