Spanish 1 rápidamente: module 2
Time: 18:15 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LS072
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?
Family and physical description, hobbies, likes and dislikes, daily routine, telling the time, shopping for food, describing cities and towns, directions, say what you have done recently, life experiences.
Grammar: regular, irregular and reflexives verbs in the present tense, frequency adverbs, direct pronouns, indefinite pronous, place prepositions, impersonal form, present perfect.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about family
- describe and identify people
- ask and tell the time
- describe your daily routine
- ask for food at the café/restaurant
- talk about food habits
- describe your town/neighbourhood
- ask and give directions
- speak about past experiences
- describe people's characters.
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?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on units 5-9 of Aula Internacional Plus 1, ISBN 9788418032189, Publisher: Difusión.
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?
LBS08 Spanish 2 revision course in summer. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
LS212 Spanish 2 rápidamente: module 1 in September.
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.