Spanish 3: revision course
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBS11
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
This lively course will give you the opportunity to revise and consolidate the language structures learnt in previous years. You will be able to communicate more fully and fluently on a wider range of topical issues and everyday situations. We will focus on developing your listening and speaking skills.
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?
Topics: films, politics, spare time, travelling, free topics (negotiated with students).
Grammar: Talking about the past with confidence, expressing emotions (subjunctive), express likes and dislikes (indicative & subjunctive), express feelings (me horroriza, me sienta mal).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Express likes and dislikes (indicative vs subjunctive)
- Talk about events in the past (all past tenses)
- Use direct and indirect object pronouns
- Get the gist of a news article and comment on a piece of news
- Use passive constructions. 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.
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.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Spanish for at least 3 years or have an equivalent level.
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 tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Spanish 3 upper: module 1 (if you have completed Spanish 3 lower or have an equivalent knowledge of the language, three years’ study approximately) in September.
Spanish 3 upper consolidation (if you have completed Spanish 3 upper: module 3 or equivalent, four years’ study approximately) in September.
Spanish 4 (if you have completed Spanish 3 upper: module 3 or equivalent, four/five years’ study approximately) in September.
Maria Isalt has a BA in Economic Studies from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and a Postgraduate in Education from OU. She has been teaching general and business Spanish for more than twelve years. She has a special interest in dyslexia and also delivers courses for the DELE official exams of Instituto Cervantes.
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.