Course Details

Spanish Pre-Intermediate 1

Academic Year 2023/24

VYS003 course is part of 2 study plans

Elective Courses Summer Semester

Elective Courses Winter Semester

The content of this course is the use of Spanish past tenses, mainly during the description of past events. The use of impersonal verbs and verb phrases to express obligation. The use of adjectives that describe moods. Related to people the description of physical aspect and parts of the human body is learnt. Basic vocabulary related to weather and forecast. Adjectives and vocabulary related to sports. The course focuses fairly in the use of past tenses to describe events of Spanish speaking countries.

Course Guarantor



The aim of this course is to teach the Spanish language and the basic communicative skills that are necessary to achieve the level A2+ according to the EFR (European Frame of Reference).


Student is able to understand basic information if they are produced in a standard manner. Students lear to produce basic coherent texts that cover basic topics. The level acquired is A2+ (according to EFR)


Students should have knowledge of the level A1 of CEFR that corresponds to the previous courses VYS001 Spanish Elementary 1 and VYS002 Spanish Elementary 2.

Language of instruction



2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


Week 1 - Unit 9A -Shopping, demonstrative pronouns and adjectives. Direct object pronouns. Week 2 - Unit 9B -Basic colours. Describing clothes. Noun-adjective concordance. Grammar and spelling rules of /g/ /j/. Week 3 - Unit 9C -Comparatives (adjectives). Adjectives that describe cities 9D Describing cities, spanish art. Week 4 - Unit 10A-Human body. Health and sickness. Verb /doler/. Recommendations using /por qué no...?/ Week 5 - Unit 10B-Past habits. Past tense /imperfectum/ Week 6 - Unit 10C-Talking about plans and intentions. The use of /voy a.../ Grammar rules for word stress 10D Pre-Columbian cities, mountain climbing blog. Week 7 - Unit 11A-Questions. Question words. Week 8 - Unit 11B-Biographies. Describing past events. Grammar rules of question words. Week 9 - Unit 11C-Dates and numbers 11 D Alhambra and Latin music - reading Week 10 -Unit 12A-Use of the past simple tense. Week 11 -Unit 12B-Use of the present perfect tense. Week 12 -Unit 12C-Use of /Hay que/ /no se puede/ 12D Weddings, visiting Mexico - reading Week 13 - End of course test (if not specified otherwise by tutor).