Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - past tense
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LSW25
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
The course aims to show the students how to differentiate between the present perfect (pretérito perfecto), imperfect (pretérito imperfecto), preterite (pretérito indefinido) tenses and use them appropriately.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Pretérito perfecto (present perfect), pretérito indefinido (preterite), pretérito imperfecto (imperfect).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- differentiate Spanish past tenses and its different uses
- use correct verb endings in the past
- use the past tenses in Spanish with more confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied Spanish for 3-4 years recently. Ideal for students taking the DELE or GCSE exam.
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.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as: prepositions, direct and indirect pronouns, subjunctive, main and subordinate clauses.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
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?
LSW22 Spanish 3/4: grammar workhosp - subjuctive, LSW24 Spanish 3/4: connecting words, LSW23 Spanish 3/4: prepositions. Please, call the Languages department to ask for advice.