Spanish: Explore Madrid

Course Dates: 18/06/22
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
Tutors: 
Come and explore Madrid, the capital of Spain known for its art history and beautiful ancient landmarks. You will discover iconic places such as the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and the famous Puerta del sol where you can find the Kilometre Cero, the centre of Spain´s road network. From La Gran Vía to Museo del Prado and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza where you can find collections by Goya and Velázquez. From La Plaza de Cibeles with its impressing fountain to the beautiful Parque del Retiro and not to forget El Rastro, Madrid’s famous open-air flea market which dates back to the 19th-century.
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 £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00

Course Code: LSW501

Sat, day, 18 Jun - 18 Jun '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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

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What is the course about?

This course will introduce you to Madrid and surrounding areas. You will also gain an insight into the cultural, natural and gastronomical aspects of this city.

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?

- historic, cultural, natural and gastronomic aspects of the city
- landmarks of the city
- main areas surrounding the city.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Take part in a group discussion about perceptions of Madrid before / after the course
- Discuss with other participants travel experiences in Madrid and other Spanish cities
- Better understand each of the areas covered in the workshop about Madrid
- Plan more appropriately for a trip to Madrid.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This will be an informative workshop done in Spanish. You should have an elementary level of the language (at least an A2 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.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials will be provided by the tutor.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other Explore workshop courses. Please, ask the tutor, call the Languages Department on 020 7492 2644 or email spanish@citylit.ac.uk.

Claudia Cerbino

Being a 'third culture kid', Claudia became interested in languages, travel and culture in her early years. After acquiring a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and working as an Art Director, Travel Writer and Fine Art Landscape Photographer for some years, her lifelong passion for languages brought her to gain a Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults. As a native speaker of Portuguese and Spanish, she is experienced in delivering tailored language lessons for adults from all different backgrounds and levels. Being a global nomad since birth, different cultural experiences and the understanding that there is more than one way to look at situations, has given Claudia the insight of perceiving the world in different ways simultaneously. “Learning about other cultures and languages is one of the most useful and fulfilling things one can do as it broadens one's horizons in every aspect of life. It opens many doors not only regarding work and business opportunities but also as a way not only to really interact with other cultures but also learn from them. It is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself!”

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.