Spanish A level

Course Dates: 25/09/18 - 28/05/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Amaia Ibargüen

At the end of this course you will sit an exam and, if successful, will gain a nationally recognised qualification. Exam costs are included in the fee and are not refundable. An interview and a test are required before enrolling. Please send an email to or call the Languages department 020 7492 2644 to arrange your interview.

Tuesday 26th June 17.00-20.00 and Tuesday 11 September 17.00-20.00

Term dates: 25 Sept 18 – 28 May 19 (33 weeks):

Term 1 (12 wks): 25/09/18 - 11/12/18 (+ Sat 03/11/18, 12.30-15.30)

Term 2 (13 weeks): 15/01/19 - 09/04/19 (+ Sat 23/02/19, 12.30-15.30)

Term 3 (5 weeks): 30/04/19 - 28/05/19 (+ Sat 25/05/19, 12.30-15.30).


What is the course about?

To prepare students to sit the GCE Advanced level examination (Edexcel) in June. The aim of this course is to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and to enable students to use the language for practical communication at an advanced level.

Term dates: 25 Sept 18 – 28 May 19 (33 weeks):

Term 1 (12 wks): 25/09/18 - 11/12/18 (+ Sat 03/11/18, 12.30-15.30)

Term 2 (13 weeks): 15/01/19 - 09/04/19 (+ Sat 23/02/19, 12.30-15.30)

Term 3 (5 weeks): 30/04/19 - 28/05/19 (+ Sat 25/05/19, 12.30-15.30).

What will we cover?

A wide variety of themes and contemporary issues in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries will be used as a basis for general language work. The exam consists of reading, listening and writing papers (including essays), and an oral examination.

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

- communicate with greater confidence in Spanish

- write more accurately in Spanish

- compare/contrast aspects of contemporary Spain and Spanish speaking-countries

- demonstrate an extended knowledge of the grammatical structure of Spanish

- sit the A-level examination with confidence.

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

Students should have a good upper intermediate level of Spanish. They should be reasonably fluent (not rusty) and have a solid grasp of grammatical structures and vocabulary as this is a demanding course preparing you for the A level exam in one year. Please note that you will need to have studied Spanish for about four years or have an equivalent level.

Interviews start from July. Please check the website for details and book early as places are limited.

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 clause.
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?

Textbook: Edexcel Spanish A Level by Hodder Education. ISBN 978-1471858314
Grammar book: To be confirmed by tutor
A good bilingual dictionary is essential (Oxford or Collins).

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

Any Spanish 4 or 5 course in September or summer.

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


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A great course to prepare for the Spanish A level in one year , The teacher was excelent and tirelessly marked all the homework one could manage , was very enthusiastic and caring about the students - with varied and interesting classes - muchisimas gracias!
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Review by Pepe / (Posted on 25/06/2015)
I learnt a lot from a knowledgeable tutor. We had lots of home work which the tutor marked promptly and provided good feedback. This work was excellent preparation for the exam. Tutor generated an excellent class atmosphere where I felt at ease when participating.
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Review by Lucero / (Posted on 21/06/2015)

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Started Tue+Sat, eve, 25 Sep - 28 May '19

Duration: 33 sessions (over 36 weeks)

Full fee: £899.00
Senior fee: £899.00
Concession: £617.00

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