What is the course about?
This course gives a brief history of Costa Rica and provides an insight into its society and culture, including language, music, food and literature. You will discover Costa Rica’s unforgettable landscapes, its unique habitats and ecosystems and the huge range of animal and plant species that they support. The course also offers useful tips and ideas for those planning to visit Costa Rica.
What will we cover?
History of Costa Rica; Costa Rican culture; Volcanoes, Swamps, Rainforests and Beaches; Wildlife in Costa Rica; Eco Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Visiting Costa Rica.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about the history and culture of Costa Rica
- talk about the different regions and wildlife in Costa Rica
- develop and expand your vocabulary related to these topics
- plan a trip to Costa Rica!
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students of all levels are welcome, as it will be an informative workshop done in Spanish. You should have an elementary level of the language (at least an A2 level).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please, ask the tutor for other courses/workshops or call the Languages Department on 020 7492 2644.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details