What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to communicate with some fluency in a range of everyday situations. This is an intensive course with an online support in form of links, extra material and weekly tests. Therefore homework (2 hours/ week) is essential for this course.
What will we cover?
Greetings and introductions, exchanging personal information, speaking about leisure activities and the family, ask for and give directions, order drinks in a café, ask and give prices, talking about the weather, telling the time, talking about daily routine, making appointments, talking about daily routines,means of transport, talking about the past.
Grammar: gender and number, present tense, reflexives verbs, word order, demostratives, verb "gustar", possessives,prepositions and adverbs of place, quantifiers.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-use numbers and the alphabet
-greet others, introduce yourself and give personal information (address, age, profession, study, nationality)
-speak about leisure activities, express likes and dislikes and say how often you do things
-speak about family relationships
-identify places in a town or city, ask for directions and talk about traveling around town
-order food in a café and ask/give prices
- tell the time and days of the week
-make an appointment and arrange to meet
-talk about daily routines and events in the past and make appointments
-have a basic knowledge of Spanish grammar.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Comlete beginners course, no previous knowledge of Spanish required.
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?
Aula Internacional 1, new edition, (Difusión) ISBN: 9788415640097 and tutor's own materials.
Please note that the course book is used as a support only. You will 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).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your progression is Spanish 2 lower: module 1.