Spanish 1 rápidamente: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LS041
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This intensive course introduces you to the basic aspects of the Spanish language and will enable you to take part in simple conversations.
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?
Greetings, personal information, free time activities, description of places and towns, weather.
Grammar: gender and number of words, definite and indefinite articles, present tense, basic use of ser/estar, numbers.
Grammar: gender and number of words, definite and indefinite articles, present tense, basic use of ser/estar, quantifiers.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- introduce yourself, say hello and goodbye
- give and ask for basic information about yourself and others
- expressing intentions
- describe places, cities and towns
- talk about the weather.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for learners who already speak a romance language or who would like to learn at a much faster pace.
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.
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?
Based on units 1-3 of "Aula Internacional 1 Plus- Nueva edición: Libro del alumno + ejercicios + CD", ISBN: 9788418032189, Publisher: Difusión. There is also an online version if you prefer at https://campus.difusion.com/
Please note that you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
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?
LS051 Spanish 1 rápidamente: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
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.