Spanish: jump into year 2 upper
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LS202
Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This intensive course helps you get ready for the second upper year of Spanish. It will help you revise the whole content of the second year.
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?
Buying and talking about clothes, comparing things, saying what you are doing, food and drink, past tense, asking for permission and favours, invitations, means of transport, directions, saying what you did last weekend, describing people and places in the past, describing objects, talking about habits in the past.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- buy clothes and say what somebody else is wearing
- compare things
- say what you are doing
- offer food and drinks (accept or refuse)
- talk about the past
- ask for permission and favours
- invite people to go out (accept and refuse)
- ask for information about transport
- ask for and give directions
- say what you did last weekend
- describe objects
- describe people, places and things in the past
- talk about habits in the past
Please note that the above outcomes are flexible as the pace of the lessons will depend on the achievements of the group of students.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is intended for students who have completed Spanish 1 fast-track: modules 1 & 2 or who have an equivalent level of Spanish.
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?
The course is based on the tutor’s own resources.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can join any Spanish 2 upper courses starting in September.
Diego is a Spanish teacher from Argentina with a passion for languages, arts and travelling. He has lived and taught in many cities including Buenos Aires, Madrid, Moscow and London. He has experience teaching all levels at a variety of institutions including universities, adult education colleges and government organisations. Diego has a degree in Social Communication and a postgraduate degree in Politics. He has also completed studies in drama and is a drama practitioner currently delivering workshops in community theatre. As well as drama, he enjoys reading and travelling.
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.