Spanish beginners: practise and consolidate
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LS141
Duration: 4 sessions
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What is the course about?
This lively course will give you the opportunity to revise and consolidate the language structures learnt this year. You will be able to communicate more fully and fluently on a wider range of topical issues and everyday situations. We will focus on developing your listening and speaking skills.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Topics: personal details, family, physical description, free time, likes and dislikes, public places, daily routine, past events.
Grammar: present tense (regular, irregular and reflexive verbs), verb "gustar", verbs "ser/estar/hay/tener", past tense.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- give and ask information about yourself and others
- speak about your experiences
- express likes and dislikes
- talk about everyday activities
- describe events in the past.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you have completed Spanish 1: module 3 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (one year's study). This is a revision course so students will revise and consolidate the main points of elementary Spanish.
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.
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?
The course is based on the tutor’s own resources.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any Spanish 2 lower: module 1 in April.
Analía is a native Spanish speaker from Argentina. She holds a BA and Postgraduate Diploma from Universidad de Buenos Aires. Since she graduated, she has taught English and Spanish language at various levels from Primary School to Adult Education in different settings. As a teacher, she has developed a passion for digital tools which she has incorporated into her teaching practice to enhance the students’ learning experience. Since June 2020, she has worked collaboratively with the Tutor Development Programme (TDP) to plan and deliver tutor training sessions about teaching online as well as student inductions to support students with different digital tools. Analía has recently received the Inspiring Teacher of the Year Award at City Lit. This award recognises tutors who have provided a high-quality online learning experience, demonstrated exceptional knowledge of their subject matter, and provided a memorable classroom experience.
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.