Return to Spanish (lower intermediate)

Course Dates: 22/07/24 - 01/08/24
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1 rápidamente', 'Spanish 2 lower' or 'Spanish 1 fast-track year 1', 'Spanish 2 upper' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (two years’ study).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Return to Spanish (lower intermediate)
  • Course Code: LBS22
  • Dates: 22/07/24 - 01/08/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Taught: Mon+Wed-Thu, Evening
  • Duration: 6 sessions (over 2 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Óscar Salgado Suárez

Course Code: LBS22

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Mon+Wed-Thu, eve, 22 Jul - 01 Aug '24

Duration: 6 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to enable you to communicate accurately in a Spanish-speaking country in everyday situations and to enjoy the language and culture of Spain and Latin-America.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Topics: holidays, personal experiences, free time, advice and instructions, past habits, plans for the future.

Grammar: simple past, present perfect and imperfect tenses, present continuous tense, comparatives, object pronouns, the imperative and future tense.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- make comparisons
- speak about your experiences
- say what you have and haven’t done
- describe events in the past
- say where you went on holiday last year, what you did and when
- say what you used to do and what people were like in the past
- give advice
- talk about the future.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Suitable if you have completed Spanish 1 rápidamente, Spanish 2 lower, Spanish 1: fast track year 1 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (two years’ study). This is a revision course so students will revise and consolidate the main points of elementary Spanish.

You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The course is based on the tutor’s own resources.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Spanish 2 upper: module 1 (if you have completed Spanish 1 rápidamente, Spanish 2 lower or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (two years’ study) in September.

Spanish 3 lower: module 1 (if you have completed Spanish 2 upper: module 3 or equivalent) in September.

Óscar Salgado Suárez

Dr. Óscar Salgado-Suárez teaches Spanish language and cultural courses at Birkbeck, University of London; Imperial College and City Lit. His cultural research interests are 20th and 21st Century Spanish and Latin American visual and literary representations with a focus on storytelling, affects and humour studies in relation to historiography, national identities and power formations.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.