CERTIFICATE IN SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (CSLC): This basic elementary level Spanish programme (A1 level) is intended for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish, especially living in remote areas, who are interested in learning Spanish as a foreign language in a non-native context and desire to receive cultural information about the Spanish-speaking countries.
The general objective of this programme is that the learners acquire language skills (pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and basic communicative competence, both in oral and written communications) as well as socio-cultural competence in the target language that will enable them to communicate effectively with the Spanish-speaking world in the activities related to daily life.
The curriculum of this programme has been designed in alignment with the Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes (PCIC) and is based on the principles set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) formulated by the Council of Europe. It is expected that those taking part in this programme will achieve the A1 level of communicative competence.
Distribution of Credits
CSLC programme is organized into 2 courses of 8 credits each, adding to a total of 16 credits. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities.
Distribution of credits given in course tab link
Duration of the Programme
Minimum: 06 months
Maximum: 02 years
Admission Cycle: Offered in both January and July sessions
The contact classes are a very important aspect of the programme which will be conducted at designated Study Centers on weekends. The following activities are likely to form part of a contact session: feedback test, review, preview, assignments, homework correction, reinforcement worksheets, language games, speech and pronunciation practice, various other teaching and learning activities and learning strategies, etc.).
During these contact sessions students will be guided by the academic counselor/tutor to learn different foreign language learning strategies. Students will also be assessed during these sessions, particularly the listening and speaking skills to facilitate their communicative competence. Besides these contact sessions, students will also have the opportunity to attend teleconferencing sessions and interactive radio counseling (IRC) sessions.
Vikash Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor of Spanish
School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]
Tel: 011-29571638 / 29571640 / 29571631