Spanish 1 fast-track: module 1

Course Dates: 01/05/19 - 03/07/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: EC Euston
Tutor: Andrea Watson

Learn Spanish on this intensive course for beginners, with the emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Based on units 1-10 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishing).

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  • Spanish 1 fast-track: module 1

Spanish 1 fast-track: module 1

  • Spanish 1 fast-track: module 1

What is the course about?

The course will enable students to communicate in basic Spanish, to understand and use the language for travel or social purposes and to enjoy and appreciate the cultural background of Spanish-speaking countries.

What will we cover?

Greetings, asking about meaning and pronunciation of words, spelling, personal information, identifying people and family, describing people, shopping, quantities, prices, describing places and towns, talking about your home, expressing likes and dislikes, telling the time and the weather.

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

- introduce yourself, say hello and goodbye

- ask about meaning of words, spell words

- give and ask for basic information about yourself and others

- talk about your family, describe and identify people

- buy items in shops

- describe places, cities and towns

- describe your house

- express likes and dislikes

- ask for and tell the time

- talk about the weather.

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

Complete beginners - no previous knowledge of Spanish required.

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
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.

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 units 1-10 of "Ele Actual A1", libro del alumno, SM Publishers (ISBN: 9788467551815) and "Ele Actual A1, Cuaderno de ejercicios" (ISBN: 9788467547382).
Please note that the course book is used as a support only. You will not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
Please try: The European Bookshop (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at (020 7440 3248).

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

LBS04 Spanish beginners: module 3 in summer. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

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


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Citylit Spanish tutors have been excellent without exception, however the course depth could have been greater to match contemporary commercial offerings at the same level and price. A published syllabus of material to be covered would have helped. Scheduling is not convenient and there is no morning equivalent when you are at your peak learning capacity.
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Review by Josh / (Posted on 27/06/2018)

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Course Code: LS015

Wed, eve, 01 May - 03 Jul '19

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £289.00
Senior fee: £289.00
Concession: £176.00

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