Spanish 5: actualidad y debate
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LS512
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable students to improve their fluency and comprehension through discussions on a wide variety of topics and to expand their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar.
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?
The course will follow news in the Spanish media. There will be debates, role-play and discussions on topics of special interest to the students (cultural, social and political). Practice of appropriate grammatical structures. There will be an equal share of audio-visual and reading materials.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Acquire knowledge of current affairs in Spanish and Latin-American
- Develop modern vocabulary, idioms and grammar through newspaper articles
- Explore modern literacy texts
- Develop comprehension of oral and aural skills.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should either have studied Spanish for 4/5 years or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. They should also have a good grasp of grammatical structures and be reasonably fluent.
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 knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: conditional, indirect and direct pronouns, hypothetical sentences, subjunctive, subordinate clauses and more complex conjunctions.
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?
LS522 Spanish 5: actualidad y debate in January. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.