2023-2024 / LANG2006-1

Spanish 1+


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management3 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering3 crédits 


Cristina Alonso Martin


Alba Ballesta Martínez

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

From everyday dialogues (10 lessons) the course explores the various components of Spanish: everyday vocabulary, verbal tenses, essential grammar tools, Hispanic culture.  
The exercices cover all four language learning skills: listening and reading comprehension, writing and speaking (the latter being mainly trained in Q 2 - verbal exchanges on the vocabulary).
Our teaching method focuses on the differences between French and Spanish, which, while enhancing efficiency and time-saving in learning, requires a good command of French.  

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course aims at A2+ level (intermedieary or everyday level) (ERF). By the end of the course, students should be able to speak about themselves, their surroundings, everyday life (about 1200 words or idioms) and use the appropriate vocabulary in exchanges.  The grammar to be mastered covers the following points: all verbal tenses (except for the irregular simple past and the past subjunctive), the most common pitfalls in translation from French, accentuation, pronouns, demonstratives, figures, expressions of time, possessives, interrogatives, comparison, prepositions etc.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

None.  "Genuine" beginners can get to the advanced level provided they engage in early and regular work and follow the teacher's advice. 

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

See French version.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

In-person teaching: in Q1 and Q2, one hour per week. 

Recommended or required readings

The two course readers will be available from the Centrale as of the beginning of the year:

  • Español 1 + Método 
  • Español 1 + Gramática 

It is mandatory for all students to have these notes for the first class.  

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

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Additional information:

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

See French version.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Spanish Office n° 209 (N1)


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