What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to communicate in a Spanish-speaking country in everyday situations and to enjoy the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries.
What will we cover?
Daily routine, work, means of transport, leisure activities, talking about the past.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe your daily routine
- talk about work
- talk about means of transport
- talk about things you can and cannot do
- say what you did yesterday.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Spanish 1: modules 1 and 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of Spanish.
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.
This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook and exercise book: Based on units 11-14 of 'Ele Actual A1,libro del alumno", SM Publishers (ISBN: 9788467551815) and "Ele Actual A1, Cuaderno de ejercicios" (ISBN: 9788467547382).
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?
Spanish 2 lower: module 1 in September. Please, check with the Languages department for the next course.