Spanish beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 23/09/24 - 02/12/24
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
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Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.

Based on Units 1-3 of Nos Vemos Hoy 1; publisher: Campus Difusión (please see the relevant section for the ISBN).
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Spanish beginners: module 1
  • Course Code: LS1010
  • Dates: 23/09/24 - 02/12/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Taught: Mon, Evening
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Vanesa Guzman

Course Code: LS1010

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Mon, eve, 23 Sep - 02 Dec '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

The course aims to enable students to communicate in Spanish in everyday situations.

What will we cover?

Greetings, asking about meaning and pronunciation of words, spelling, asking for repetition, personal information, likes and dislikes, identifying people and family, description of people.

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

- introduce yourself, say hello and goodbye
- ask about meaning of words
- spell words
- give and ask for basic information about yourself and others
- Talk about likes and dislikes
- talk about your family
- describe and identify people.

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

No previous knowledge required, suitable for complete beginners. If you have some basic knowledge of Spanish, contact the Language department as there may be a more suitable course for you.

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.

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?

Textbook: Nos vemos Hoy 1, publisher: Campus Difusión, ISBN 9788419236319 (Hybrid edition - edición hibrida)
Based on Units 1-3.

Please note that you may not use all the activities during your course.

Please note that the hybrid edition includes, among other material, a digital version of the Nos Vemos Hoy 1 exercise book. If you would like to also have a paper copy of the exercise book, please do so, but it is not a requirement.

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

Spanish beginners: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Vanesa Guzman

Hola Citylit explorers :-) My name is Vanesa, originally from Madrid, Spain, and I have been living as well as teaching Spanish and delivering cultural courses in London for the last 15 years. I am passionate about languages, culture, history, and art, which are topics that I have integrated into my lessons to raise cultural awareness. Back in Madrid, I completed my Degree in Journalism, and since then I have collaborated with different media on cultural topics. After my degree, I did a Masters in Spanish Language and Literature Teaching, which enabled me to obtain my Teacher Status in England and to start teaching in 2008. During these years, I have been delivering language and culture content courses to adult groups and private students of all levels and cultural backgrounds, in diverse working environments (language schools, companies, charities...). This experience has offered me the opportunity to develop material, techniques, and my own teaching style. I also did a Masters in Intercultural Communication which contributed to my understanding of cultural differences; an aspect that I apply to my teaching.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.