Spanish Bites: Spanish and Latin American Food
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: LS161
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
Spanish Bites: Spanish and Latin American Food is a short, skills-focused course intended to provide you with practice, guidance and techniques so that you can gain more confidence in the acquisition and retention of basic Spanish vocabulary, structures and expressions about the topic "Food". We will also be exploring the customs and habits around having meals together when you go to any café or restaurant.
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?
- Basic vocabulary around the topic "Food"
- Basic structures of asking for food in an informal and formal context
- Customs and habits about "Food" in different situations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Basic vocabulary about food
- A range of vocabulary and structures to get by when asking for food
- Customs and habits that native Spanish speakers have around food.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for complete beginners students who would like to know the very basics of the language to get by when visiting a Spanish speaking country or while on holidays.
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?
All resources will be provided including a small booklet/document with the main vocabulary and expressions in English/Spanish.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any of our "Explore series workshops" or if you are looking to focus on some basic grammar you can join our LS152 Spanish: rules of written stress, LS155 Spanish beginners: get to grips with "ser" and "estar" or LS154 Spanish beginners: get to grips with the simple past or LS150 Spanish: vocabulary builder for beginners.
Being a 'third culture kid', Claudia became interested in languages, travel and culture in her early years. After acquiring a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and working as an Art Director, Travel Writer and Fine Art Landscape Photographer for some years, her lifelong passion for languages brought her to gain a Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults. As a native speaker of Portuguese and Spanish, she is experienced in delivering tailored language lessons for adults from all different backgrounds and levels. Being a global nomad since birth, different cultural experiences and the understanding that there is more than one way to look at situations, has given Claudia the insight of perceiving the world in different ways simultaneously. “Learning about other cultures and languages is one of the most useful and fulfilling things one can do as it broadens one's horizons in every aspect of life. It opens many doors not only regarding work and business opportunities but also as a way not only to really interact with other cultures but also learn from them. It is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself!”
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.