Spanish beginners: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
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Course Code: LS116
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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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, 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 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.
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?
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 and exercise book: Based on units 1-5 of "Ele Actual 1: Libro del alumno (con licencia digital) + CDs A1 - 2019 ed." ISBN: 9788413180373 and "Ele Actual 1: Cuaderno de ejercicios A1 + CD" ISBN: 9788467547382, SM Publishers.
Note: you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
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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.
Gracia holds a PGCE ( Post Graduate Certificate in Education-Modern Foreign Languages) from Greenwich University and a BA (hons) Contemporary European Studies. She has been a Spanish language and literature teacher for many years in both the English and American educational systems. She has also taught business Spanish. Her love for languages comes from wanting to learn English to be able to sing and understand the songs of pop and rock musicians she was influenced by in her teenager years.Teaching Spanish became the right path as she feels passionate about transmitting curiosity and promoting interest about the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. She finds teaching adults a breath of fresh air as they bring a mature and varied experience. Gracia is committed to building a supportive relationship with students, motivating and encouraging a positive and engaging environment in the courses she teaches.
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.