Spanish Reading: intermediate
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: LS361
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
On this short course you will extend your knowledge of Spanish through the reading of small stories and discussion about the work and author as well as grammar and vocabulary revision.
You will be able to consolidate your grammar and widen your Spanish vocabulary and idioms as well as discuss the style and authors of the short works.
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?
These will include: the study, reading and discussion of the author/s of the short stories. Analysis of literary styles, sentence structures and idioms and style.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- extract detailed information in literature contexts
- express opinions and ideas by using a wider range of vocabulary and idioms
- be more confident in speaking Spanish.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 3 course - You will need to have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish (at least 3-4 years of study or B1 level), particularly in reading and speaking skills. No formal qualification is necessary.
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.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as: prepositions, direct and indirect pronouns, subjunctive, main and subordinate clauses.
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?
Short stories tbc.
If any book is advised, 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).
State that you are studying with us in order to claim your discount. You might be asked for your student number.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other Spanish courses at 3 lower or 3 upper level. Please, email the Languages department for more information.
Diego is a Spanish teacher from Argentina with a passion for languages, arts and travelling. He has lived and taught in many cities including Buenos Aires, Madrid, Moscow and London. He has experience teaching all levels at a variety of institutions including universities, adult education colleges and government organisations. Diego has a degree in Social Communication and a postgraduate degree in Politics. He has also completed studies in drama and is a drama practitioner currently delivering workshops in community theatre. As well as drama, he enjoys reading and travelling.
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.