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Spanish A2

Communication, grammar and presentation skills

This course is addressed to learners with a previous knowledge of Spanish who completed the A1 level during the last academic year or who were assigned to the A2 level after the placement test.


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


Spanish 201

Communication, grammar and presentation skills

CEFR level A2

All EUI members 

24 weeks, 72 hours divided into 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


Third term starts on 15 April 2024

Monday & Wednesday




Place & Teacher


Wittgenstein room

Edurne Iraizoz



Spanish 201: Communication and grammar skills

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • have reached level  A2 of the Common European Framework (Waystage) 
  • be able to discuss personal information.
  • be able to find information in a text
  • be able to express personal opinions
  • be able to formulate requests
  • know how to discuss the past, present and future
  • know how to agree and disagree
  • be able to make hypotheses
  • have become immersed in 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 general interest in normal speech; topics of personal or professional interest; to learn how to take notes while listening.

  • Written comprehension:

Tests that consist mainly of high frequency everyday and academic-related language.

Newspaper articles.

  • Oral interaction:

To deal with dialogues in most situations where the language is spoken.

Conversation on topics of personal and professional interest.

  • Oral expression:

Connection of phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events.

To give (briefly) reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

To describe (briefly) the topic of one's own research.

  • Writing:

Capacity to write a simple connected test on topics of personal and academic interest.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Grammar learning in small groups
  • Pairwork
  • Evaluation with exercises
  • Auto-correction
  • Role play
  • Independent writing
  • Note taking

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.


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