Spanish beginners: module 1A

Course Dates: 22/04/21 - 27/05/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for complete beginners. You will be able to continue by joining module 1B (LS019) if you want more than just an introduction.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00

Course Code: LS018

Thu, eve, 22 Apr - 27 May '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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.

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
- numbers.

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?

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?

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?

LS019 Spanish beginners: module 1B. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Yaiza Jiménez Cantueso

Yaiza became interested in languages when she started working as a volunteer in a refugees center in Spain. At the same time she was studing languages at Córdoba, her home city. She decided to move to Poland to continue her studies there. She not only studied but worked as a Spanish teacher in that country. After her period in Poland,she moved back to Spain and work as a English teacher, however she always prefered teaching Spanish as a foreing language that is why she moved to Exeter and later to London where she has been teaching for more than four years. Experienced in teaching adults and children from all different backgrounds and levels. Yaiza have reseached about the impact of language adquisition in different context.

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.