What is the course about?
This lively course will give you the opportunity to revise and consolidate the language structures learnt this year. You will be able to communicate more fully and fluently on a wider range of topical issues and everyday situations. We will focus on developing your listening and speaking skills.
What will we cover?
Topics: personal details, family, physical description, free time, likes and dislikes, public places, daily routine, past events.
Grammar: present tense (regular, irregular and reflexive verbs), verb "gustar", verbs "ser/estar/hay/tener", simple past.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- give and ask information about yourself and others
- speak about your experiences
- express likes and dislikes
- talk about everyday activities
- describe events in the past
- say where you went on holiday last year, what you did and when.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you have completed Spanish 1: module 3 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (one year's study). This is a revision course so students will revise and consolidate the main points of elementary Spanish.
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 classes are based on the communicative approach. The emphasis is put on speaking and listening. There will be pair and group work as well as role plays and games. Audio-visual techniques will be included whenever convenient. Grammar will be taught as it appears in the context of these topics.
Some homework is normally expected. Please note students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All material will be supplied by the tutor.
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