Spanish beginners at a gentle pace: module 1
Time: 15:00 - 16:45
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: LS118
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable hesitant learners to communicate in basic Spanish in everyday situations. You will build up your confidence by learning the language gradually with the emphasis on speaking and listening.
What will we cover?
Greetings, asking about meaning and pronunciation of words, spelling, asking for repetition, personal information, identifying people and family, description of people.
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.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge required, suitable for complete beginners. Please note this course goes at a slower pace than our standard courses. If you have some basic knowledge of Spanish, contact the Language department as there may be a more suitable 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 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?
This course offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere which will enable you to learn at your own pace. Your tutor will use a range of teaching strategies to ensure that you gradually build up your confidence in speaking and listening. Throughout the course, you will receive learning tips on how to speak in groups more effectively and independently (without relying on your notes). You will practise listening to spoken language in ways that will maximise your understanding. There will be activities and advice to help you retain vocabulary.
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 1-5 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.
Note: you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LS128 Spanish beginners at a gentle pace: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.