Spanish 1 rápidamente: module 1

Course Dates: 14/01/20 - 31/03/20
Time: 18:15 - 20:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Elena Ugarte

Intensive Spanish course that is suitable if you already speak a romance language like Italian, French, Portuguese or Romanian or if you want to learn at a much faster pace.


What is the course about?

This intensive course introduces you to the basic aspects of the Spanish language and will enable you to take part in simple conversations. The two modules of Rápidamente (1 and 2 in combination with the Spanish 1 revision course in summer) cover Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 lower.

What will we cover?

Greetings, personal information, free time activities, description of places and towns, weather, shopping for clothes, colours, family and physical description.

Grammar: gender and number of words, definite and indefinite articles, present tense, basic use of “ser/estar”, quantifiers, demonstratives, numbers.

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

- introduce yourself, say hello and goodbye

- give and ask for basic information about yourself and others

- expressing intentions

- describe places, cities and towns

- talk about the weather

- buy items in a shop

- ask for prices, sizes

- express preferences

- talk about family

- describe and identify people.

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

The course is suitable for learners who already speak a romance language or who would like to learn at a much faster pace.

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?

Aula Internacional 1, new edition, (Difusión) ISBN: 9788415640097 and tutor's own materials.
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?

LS072 Spanish 1 rápidamente: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.


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I speak a second european language fairly well and this course was at just the right level for me. I made good progress and got practice speaking, reading and listening. Good book, great teacher, I'd recommend it; it's fun!
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Review by Gary / (Posted on 21/11/2019)
If you speak another Latin language, this course is ideal. Our tutor speaks mostly in Spanish and her methods are professional, enjoyable, effective and fun. I am very pleased and satisfied.
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Review by Johnnie / (Posted on 21/03/2019)
A great Spanish course to take if you know another Latin-based language.
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Review by Mrs S / (Posted on 17/12/2018)
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Course Code: LS071

Started Tue, eve, 14 Jan - 31 Mar '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £269.00
Senior fee: £269.00
Concession: £164.00

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