Spanish language level B1.2



At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Understand and produce social constructions. Express oneself in an oral form, using the proper communication strategies, simple enunciations related to daily life and to personal experience. Express wishes and aspirations, as well as justifying opinions briefly or explaining plans
  • Understand texts of a conversational, descriptive, explanatory and narrative nature related to personal experiences, facts and events that take place in daily life
  • Mastery of communication in conversations and telephone calls, formal and informal register
  • Elaborate written texts which explain, describe or narrate aspects related to the subjects and contents of this level. Personal correspondence



Functional contents

  1. To provide and ask for information II
    1. To provide and ask for information
    2. To correct and confirm information
    3. To ask for confirmation
  2. To narrate II
    1. To narrate following the prototypical process
    2. To insert descriptive sequences of people, objects, places and circumstances
    3. Insert dialogical sequences of indirect style
  3. To express opinions and attitudes
    1. To express opinions
    2. To express agreement and disagreement
    3. To express skepticism
  4. To express judgements
  5. To express knowledge, lack of knowledge and skill II
  6. To express certainty, evidence and possibility
  7. To express obligation and necessity II
  8. To express likings, preferences and interests II
    1. To ask about and express likings and interests
    2. To ask about and express preferences
  9. Express plans and intentions II
  10. To express wishes, feelings and sensations II
    1. To express wishes
    2. To express feelings: happiness, sadness, fun
    3. To express physical and emotional sensations
  11. Influence on others II
    1. To give instructions and orders. To respond
    2. To offer and invite
    3. To accept and reject
    4. To propose and suggest
    5. To ask for help, permission, a favour…
    6. To advise
    7. To prohibit and reject a prohibition
    8. To express gentleness
  12. Social uses of language under basic informal and formal circumstances
    1. To greet and bid farewell
    2. To introduce oneself and how to react to an introduction
    3. To apologize and how to react to an apology
    4. To be grateful
    5. To express oneself in other social situations
    6. To express courteous wishes
    7. To send and transmit greetings. To respond
  13. How to structure the discourse II
  14. Spelling II
    1. Spelling of letters, words (why/because: “por qué/porque”); numbers and digits
    2. Spelling of capital letters, lower case and verbal forms
    3. Accentuation: Distinction between types of words and general accentuation rule in polysyllabic words. Diphthongs and hiatuses
    4. Diacritical accent in monosyllables
    5. Punctuation: Basic uses of full stop, hyphen and coma; interrogation and exclamation marks; parenthesis

Grammar contents

  1. The adjective II
    1. Types of adjectives: qualifying and relational adjectives
    2. Gender and noun, position of the adjective
    3. Degrees of the adjective: superlative
  2. Quantifiers II
    1. Own individual quantifiers: numerals, universals & non universals
    2. Focal or presuppositional quantifiers: including and excluding
  3. The personal pronoun II
    1. Subject pronoun. Form, Presence/ absence and values/ meaning
    2. Unstressed pronouns as Direct Object: absence, complete series, neutral pronoun “lo”
    3. Unstressed pronouns as Indirect Object: complete series. Verbs like “gustar” (to like)
    4. Contrast and combination of unstressed direct and indirect object pronouns
    5. Values of SE
    6. Stressed pronouns as prepositional complements
    7. Interrogatives
  4. The adverb and adverbial phrases
    1. Adverbs of place and time; adverbs of quantity and manner; prepositive adverbs and affirmative, negative and opposition adverbs
  5. Prepositions and basic prepositional verbs
  6. The verb I
    1. Indicative
      1. Perfect tense. Values ​​and meaning
      2. Pretérito indefinido: ampliación de irregularidades
      3. Past indefinite: expansion of irregularities
      4. Past pluperfect. Morphology and use
      5. Future imperfect: time value and probability
      6. Imperfect conditional: courtesy, advice and suggestion Suggestion value with modal verbs: duty, power
      7. Contrasts: Past imperfect / perfect / indefinite Past perfect / pluperfect
      8. Conditional sentences
    2. Subjuntive
      1. Present: Regular and irregular
      2. Independent sentences, oriented to the present or the future
      3. Subordinate clauses oriented to the present or the future, substantive, relative, temporal and final
      4. Indirect style: introductory verb in present/past perfect
      5. Past Imperfect: regular and irregular Subordinate nouns: "Me gustaría que…"
    3. Affirmative and negative imperative: values ​​and position of pronouns
    4. Non-personal forms: infinitive, gerund and participle. Values ​​and meaning
    5. Verbal periphrases. ID. Position of pronouns
    6. Review of the contrast ser and estar. Value structures
  7. The Nominal syntagm II
  8. The verbal syntagm II



  • BALLESTER, P.(2011): Conjugando verbos españoles. Barcelona, Publicacions i Edicions. Universitat de Barcelona.
  • VV.AA (2015): Mucho más que palabras B1.2, Barcelona Publicacions i Edicions Universitat de Barcelona.
  • MORENO, M. (2010): Y ahora la gramática 4, Barcelona Publicacions i Edicions Universitat de Barcelona.
  • VV.AA. (2010): Gramática básica del estudiante español A1-B1, Madrid, Editorial Difusión.
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