Spanish 5: actualidad y debate

Course Dates: 30/04/19 - 02/07/19
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Elena Ugarte

Si has estudiado español al menos durante cinco años, este curso te permitirán consolidar tu conocimiento de la lengua a través de noticias y/o textos de actualidad.


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.

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
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?

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?

All materials will be provided by the tutor.

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

LBS10 Spanish 5: revision course in summer. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

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


Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

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this class teaches a good standard of Spanish, with diverse and interesting people. Be prepared to work hard!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/12/2018)
This is an excellent course for anyone interested in maintaining a good level. Reasonable fluency and command of grammar required.
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Review by bobo18 / (Posted on 27/11/2018)
One of the best courses in advanced Spanish around.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/11/2018)

Book your place

Course Code: LS532

Tue, day, 30 Apr - 02 Jul '19

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £91.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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