Spanish beginners: 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.
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to communicate in Spanish in everyday situations.
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, 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. 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?
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?
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.
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?
Spanish beginners: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Roberto was born and grew up in Madrid. He decided to become a language teacher because he is passionate about his language and culture. He has a Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching Spanish from the University of Barcelona and a Certificate in Advanced Methodology moderated by the University of Cambridge. He is also a DELE examiner and a qualified teacher trainer. As well as teaching at City Lit, Roberto teaches at London universities and Spanish schools. He has been teaching adults at all levels for many years, which he finds motivating as they share their knowledge, experiences and points of view. When he is not teaching, he enjoys reading historical novels, gardening and cooking.
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.