Spanish Compact for Beginners

Course Dates: 26/10/20 - 14/12/20
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Online

This compact Spanish course for beginners offers a more flexible approach to learning, mixing group sessions for lively language practice and independent study time for reflection.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This beginner course combines six online group sessions with two independent study sessions. The online introductory session will give you the first contact with the language and an opportunity to prepare yourself for the following 4 group sessions. The independent study week (in week 6) will bring a pause for you to reflect on what you have learned and an opportunity to practise, consolidate and get feedback. This course is ideal for busy students who like to study independently as well as in a group.

The course structure is as follows:
Week 1: Introductory online session. (independent study)
Weeks 2-5: Online group sessions. (led by the teacher)
Week 6: Independent study week. (independent study)
Week 7-8: Online group sessions. (led by the teacher)

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Topics: Greetings, personal information, identifying people and family. Food shopping. Going to a café or restaurant, directions.

Grammar: present tense, positive, negative and interrogative forms - nouns, adjectives, personal pronouns, possessives, prepositions, articles (definite/ indefinite).

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

- talk about yourself and ask others about themselves (name, nationality, job, family)
- tell the time
- describe broadly your routine and leisure activities
- ask and understand directions
- describe where you live
- order drinks and snacks

Please note that the above outcomes are flexible.

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

No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. 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.

Two of the sessions (1st and 6th) are designed for students to study independently. Students will access the instructional resources and complete a series of tasks with remote support from the tutor.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Book tbc.

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

Spanish Beginners: module 2 in January. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Adriana Itriago Gavidia

Adriana holds a qualification to teach adults. She has taught Spanish to adults and teenagers for more than 8 years at different levels ranging from beginners to proficiency, including GCSE exams, in groups and one-to-one lessons -face to face and online-. She has worked as a Spanish tutor in educational institutions such as City Lit; Bishopsgate Institute; Morley College, UK Government departments as DEFRA, and for agencies tutoring private students for well-known organizations namely BBC, Arthur & Gallagher, AON, AHJ, among others. She got a degree in Anthropology from the Central University of Venezuela. A career in which she developed her knowledge and passion about Languages and Culture. Additionally, back in her country she worked in cultural research in the publishing area, events organization and organizational structure.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LS146

Mon, day, 26 Oct - 14 Dec '20

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £97.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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