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Spanish 101: A1

Communication and grammar skills

This introductory Spanish course provides a first approach to the language and its basic structures. 

Its focus on newspaper articles and songs introduces Hispanic culture. 


EUI language courses are free for EUI PhD and LL.M. researchers, but most other EUI members have to pay a nominal fee. 


Spanish 101

Communication and Grammar skills 

CEFR level A1

All EUI members

Length of course

24 weeks, 72 hours across 3 terms:

First term:

16 October 

08 December 2023

8 weeks

24 hours

Second term:

15 January 

22 March 2024

10 weeks

30 hours

Third term:

15 April

24 May 2024

6 weeks

18 hours


Currently not available


Place & Teacher



Edurne Iraizoz


Spanish 101: Communication and grammar skills

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • have reached level  A1/A2 of the Common European Framework (Waystage) 
  • have acquired the basic structures of Spanish grammar
  • be able to discuss personal information.
  • be able to describe and locate objects and activities
  • interact in everyday situations
  • formulate thoughts and opinions
  • have been introduced to Hispanic culture

Course contents

Course materials are provided by the Spanish teacher

The course includes work on the following:

  • Listening comprehension: information about topics of personalinterest; understanding the main idea of simple communications
  • Written comprehension: Short texts and newspaper articles. Reading for specific information
  • Oral interaction: Simple dialogues about daily activities and facts. Short social interaction
  • Oral expression: Use of expressions and ways of describing in simple terms persons, everyday life, current occupations and research interests etc.
  • Writing: Capacity to write notes, short messages and basic personal letters

Learning methods and activities

This course is taught using a communicative method which includes concepts, references, and communication.

Activities in and out of class include:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Grammar learning in small groups
  • Pairwork
  • Evaluation with exercises
  • Role play
  • Independent writing


Teacher's bio

Edurne Iraizoz, born and raised in Pamplona, Spain, graduated from the University Autónoma of Barcelona with a degree in “Ciencias de la información”.
She followed courses on Spanish philology and “Teaching techniques of Spanish as a foreign language” at the Universities of Salamanca and Santander.
She has been teaching Spanish at the EUI since 1988. 
Her research interests lie in the field of the multicultural interaction , the pedagogy of teaching a second or third language, pragmatics in learning and communication, the importance of texts in the learning process.

Page last updated on 11 October 2023

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