Spanish 1 fast-track: module 1

Course Dates: 05/05/22 - 14/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Learn Spanish on this intensive course for beginners, with the emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Suitable for complete beginners. Based on Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) (IF) and exercise book, units 1-10 and exercise book (SM Publishing).
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Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £289.00 Concession £176.00

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Course Code: LS015

Started Thu, eve, 05 May - 14 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course will enable students to communicate in basic Spanish, to understand and use the language for travel or social purposes and to enjoy and appreciate the cultural background of Spanish-speaking countries.

What will we cover?

Greetings, asking about meaning and pronunciation of words, spelling, personal information, identifying people and family, describing people, shopping, quantities, prices, describing places and towns, talking about your home, expressing likes and dislikes, telling the time and the weather.

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

- introduce yourself, say hello and goodbye
- ask about meaning of words, spell words
- give and ask for basic information about yourself and others
- talk about your family, describe and identify people
- buy items in shops
- describe places, cities and towns
- describe your house
- express likes and dislikes
- ask for and tell the time
- talk about the weather.

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

Complete beginners - no previous knowledge of Spanish required. If you have some basic knowledge of Spanish, contact the Language department as there may be a more suitable course for you.
If you already speak a romance language like Italian, French, Portuguese or Romanian, LS041 or LS071 Spanish 1 rápidamente: module 1 may be a more appropriate course for you.

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
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?

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?

Textbook and exercise book: Based on units 1-10 of "Ele Actual 1: Libro del alumno (con licencia digital) + CDs A1 - 2019 ed." ISBN: 9788413180373 and "Ele Actual 1: Cuaderno de ejercicios A1 + CD" ISBN: 9788467547382, SM Publishers.

Please note that you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.

Please try: The European Bookshop (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at (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?

LBS04 Spanish beginners: module 3 in summer, LS200 Spanish jump into year 2 lower early September or LS133 Spanish beginners: module 3 in September. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Amaia Ibargüen

Amaia is a Spanish teacher from the Basque country in Spain. She grew up in Mondragón and studied in San Sebastián and Bilbao where she completed a teaching degree at university. She has always been interested in teaching and, as well as her work in adult education, she has experience teaching at universities and companies. Amaia has Qualified Teacher Status in England and has taught Spanish at all levels. She has a keen interest in exploring those areas of the language that her students find difficult. She takes great pleasure in seeing how her students progress in the language, in their motivation and dedication, and in the dialogue that takes place among adults in the context of the classroom.

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.