What is the course about?
The course aims to enable you to communicate in a Spanish-speaking country in everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Greetings, asking about meaning and pronunciation of words, spelling, personal information, numbers, family, physical description.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- introduce yourself
- ask about meaning of words
- spell words
- give and ask basic information about yourself and others
- asking for food
- talk about family
- describe and identify people.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. The course is for absolute beginners who wish to become familiar with the basics of the language.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Communicative, functional approach with emphasis on speaking and listening. Students will use Spanish in pair work, group work, role play and practise listening and comprehension activities with audio-visual methods.
Some homework required. 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.
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?
LBS06 Spanish 1: module 2 intensive in summer.
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