What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to reinforce and consolidate the ability to communicate in Spanish in everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Complain about accommodation, directions, the tourism office, the restaurant, shopping, prices and quantities.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- make a hotel booking
- ask for information at the tourism office
- give and ask for directions
- order food and drink at the restaurant
- buy items in shops.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Ideal if you are doing Spanish 1 or have an equivalent level (near beginner).
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 http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-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
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Spanish 2 lower: module 1 in September.
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