Spanish 2 lower: module 1

Course Dates: 11/01/21 - 22/03/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online

Improve your elementary Spanish on this communicative course, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish beginners: module 3' or equivalent. Based on units 1-5 of 'Ele Actual A2 (libro del alumno)' and exercise book (SM Publishers).

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

The course enables students to communicate in a Spanish-speaking country in everyday situations and to enjoy the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Plans and intentions, health, shopping for food: quantities and prices, ordering food and drinks, saying what you have done recently.

Grammar: structures to express obligation, plans and intentions in the future, present perfect.

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

- talk about your plans and intentions
- talk about your health
- buy food and ask for prices
- ask for food in a restaurant
- say what you have or haven' t done recently.

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

Students should have completed Spanish 1 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.

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?

Textbook & exercise book: Based on units 1-5 of “Ele Actual A2: Libro del alumno (con licencia digital) + CDs - 2019", ISBN: 9788413180380 and "Ele Actual A2: Cuaderno de ejercicios + CD"ISBN: 9788467547481 by SM Publishers.

Please note that you might 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).
State that you are studying with us in order to claim your discount. You might be asked for your student number.

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

LS235 Spanish 2 lower: module 2 or LS031 Spanish 1 fast track: module 2 in April. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

It seems to be the best way to learn a language. Good tutor and course materials
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Review by Susan / (Posted on 26/11/2019)
The subject of the Spanish language is explained very clearly and in a funny way so that every class is entertaining with listening, reading and talking individually and in play rolls.
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Review by Mar / (Posted on 25/11/2019)
It is worth doing.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/11/2019)
Really engaging teaching methods, and a brilliant teacher. Highly recommended.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/04/2019)
City Lit attracts an interesting and varied group of students and excellent teachers. The course is structured in a stimulating and fun way to enable students to make progress.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/04/2019)
Good basic grounding that should make Spanish holidays more enjoyable
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/12/2018)
This is a useful course with a nice and gentle progression through the vocabulary and grammar. The teacheris very kind and patient. She ensures that everyone is involved and she stretches us but always stays within our comfort zone. Subsequently, no one ever gives up.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 08/12/2018)
High standard of teaching
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
Worth doing
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Very good teaching; the teacher is very patient and goes at the right pace for the group
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Review by Jubilada Alegre / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Don't expect much emphasis on grammar (that may be a plus for you!), but a thoroughly enjoyable course.
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Review by PatC / (Posted on 20/11/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Gracia Chinchilla

Gracia holds a PGCE ( Post Graduate Certificate in Education-Modern Foreign Languages) from Greenwich University and a BA (hons) Contemporary European Studies. She has been a Spanish language and literature teacher for many years in both the English and American educational systems. She has also taught business Spanish. Her love for languages comes from wanting to learn English to be able to sing and understand the songs of pop and rock musicians she was influenced by in her teenager years.Teaching Spanish became the right path as she feels passionate about transmitting curiosity and promoting interest about the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. She finds teaching adults a breath of fresh air as they bring a mature and varied experience. Gracia is committed to building a supportive relationship with students, motivating and encouraging a positive and engaging environment in the courses she teaches.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: LS230

Please choose a course date 

Mon, eve, 11 Jan - 22 Mar '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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