What is Spanish A1?
Spanish is A1 is the first part of your journey. This course is a journey you shall never forget. This language consists of culture and tradition which will allow you to learn and enhance your knowledge about the world. You can be the eagle that rises to the occasion to ensure a safe and joyous landing or sit on the tree wondering about what it will be like to soar higher.
Why Spanish A1? Benefits and opportunities
This course will divide you into the 43% of the population who are bilingual. Being a bilingual person supports you in several ways. Opportunities of better universities, jobs and more. This course is created to support your basic introduction into the Spanish language. Just like many languages Spanish is a form of culture, spontaneity and diversity. This course will outburst all the different colours and aspects of learning and adapting to a different environment. Diversify yourself.
How to prepare for Spanish A1?
- Greetings and goodbye’s
- Introductions of themselves and others
- Asking for forgiveness and giving thanks
- Showcasing their doubts
- Identifying people, places or objects
- Description of habitual or present actions
- Describing plans and projects
- Being able to express your opinions
- Understanding of how to start or end a speech
Tips and Tricks:
This course can be overwhelming and stressful which is why these tips and tricks will always help you stay calm and centred during both classes and possible assignments.
- Watching YouTube videos
- Listening to the local radio of Germany
- Watching local movies
- Guidance from teachers
- Sample papers
- Test yourself
- Audio recordings from native speakers
Self-motivation is your biggest key. Once you are capable of pushing yourself to your fullest capabilities you will be able to understand the depth of the language. The materials provided here will guide you and support you when you feel a bit lost.
- Basic phrases
- Important commands and responses
- Ability of asking basic questions
- The nouns, adjectives, verbs and more.
- Days of the week, months and seasons of the year
- The numbers
- Pronouns, adverbs, present regular, present irregular and more.
- Most used frequent reflexive verbs
- Go to + Infinitive
Keeping a high and constant schedule will allow you to have a better planning and understanding during this course. The pattern of exam is listed below but will also give you an insight on the things to focus on.
The best way to prepare is to plan ahead. At Elan we provide you with all the tips and guidance. This shall prepare you for the course. Keep your head held high.
Spanish for beginners – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyLl_0d0EBw
Introductions and greetings – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWEXFfqwh7w
Personal pronouns – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4bHvdgTvos
Food vocabularies – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhSjoQofCiw
Conversations – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZMMqMvY1d0
Sample #3 (reading and listening) – https://www.spanishfaster.org//DELE%20A1%20May%202009/DELE_A1_Exam_Paper_May_2009_Reading-Listening.pdf
All exam contents – https://www.spanishgurus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/A1.1.pdf
Important tips for Spanish A1 and the examination:
Exam details –
The DELF A1 exam for Spanish will be divided into 2 groups. The first group will consist of reading and writing examinations. The reading comprehensions will have a duration of 45 minutes. This part of the examination will consist of 4 tasks. The written module and interactive will consist of 25 minutes. It would also have 2 tasks within the time frame. The second group would consist of your oral skills and listening comprehension. The listening comprehension will have a duration of 20 minutes and 4 tasks. The oral expressions will have a duration of 15 minutes. It is important to make sure that you’re rechecking all your answers before submitting in your papers. Listen to instructions and plan your time well.
Exam cracking tips –
All the tips learnt during this course will guide you through your examination. Remember to pace yourself. Don’t stress. Work on the different strategies provided to you. When reading make sure to underline or highlight the important fact. During writing beware of your time. Keep yourself focused. Don’t deviate to another topic or factor, focus on one and keep building the idea. Read the instructions carefully. Follow them and make sure that you’re rechecking your answers. During the listening test make sure to write down important dates, names etc. Make sure to always keep your focus. When you’re calm and centered you can achieve it all.