Spanish 5: actualidad y debate
Time: 10:45 - 12:15
Location: Keeley Street
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable students to improve their fluency and comprehension through discussions on a wide variety of topics and to expand their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar.
What will we cover?
The course will follow news in the Spanish media. There will be debates, role-play and discussions on topics of special interest to the students (cultural, social and political). Practice of appropriate grammatical structures. There will be an equal share of audio-visual and reading materials.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Acquire knowledge of current affairs in Spanish and Latin-American
- Develop modern vocabulary, idioms and grammar through newspaper articles
- Explore modern literacy texts
- Develop comprehension of oral and aural skills.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should either have studied Spanish for 4/5 years or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. They should also have a good grasp of grammatical structures and be reasonably fluent.
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 knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: conditional, indirect and direct pronouns, hypothetical sentences, subjunctive, subordinate clauses and more complex conjunctions.
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?
The course is based on the tutor’s own resources.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LS531 or LS631 Spanish 5: actualidad y debate in April. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.