What is the course about?
The course will enable students to communicate more fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations. The course will also give an insight into cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries.
What will we cover?
Buying and talking about clothes, comparing things, saying what you are doing, food and drink, past tense, asking for permission and favours, invitations, means of transport, directions, saying what you did last weekend, describing people and places in the past, describing objects, talking about habits in the past.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- buy clothes and say what somebody else is wearing
- compare things
- say what you are doing
- offer food and drinks (accept or refuse)
- talk about the past
- ask for permission and favours
- invite people to go out (accept and refuse)
- ask for information about transport
- ask for and give directions
- say what you did last weekend
- describe objects
- describe people, places and things in the past
- talk about habits in the past.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is intended for students who have completed Spanish 1 Fast-track: modules 1 & 2 or who have an equivalent level of Spanish.
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.
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 6-15 of "Ele Actual A2, libro del alumno", SM Publishers (ISBN: 9788467547474) and "Ele Actual A2, Cuaderno de ejercicios" (ISBN: 9788467547481).
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 www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7440 3248).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Spanish 2 upper: module 1 in September. 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