Spanish

Beginners

Spanish imageThis is a 20-hour course designed to introduce students to the basics of the Spanish language (the ‘survival’ level). Students will acquire basic awareness of pronunciation and linguistic characteristics such as word gender, verb conjugation and pronouns. Students can also expect to acquire a range of useful expressions for everyday communicative contexts, such as
greetings and introductions, talking about yourself, buying food and ordering at a restaurant, booking a room in a hotel, asking for directions, and talking about likes and dislikes.

This course is aimed at complete beginners who may wish to have a taste of what learning the language may entail before committing to a more intensive course. The course is also suitable for students who would like to acquire an awareness of the language before visiting Spain.

The course will be mostly communicative. Students wishing to consolidate the language fully and to practice areas such as writing and reading in greater depth are advised to join the Spanish Beginners course on the separate Evening Class Programme.

This is a stand-alone course which provides a ‘taste’ of the language. Students wishing to join the Improvers course on the separate ‘Summer’ Evening Class Programme, or the Lower intermediate course on the ‘Main’ Evening Class Programme would need to consolidate and expand their knowledge of further structures independently.

Course materials will be prepared by the teacher and introduced depending on the needs and ability of the group. Applicants can expect to cover most of the following:

1. Meeting people: greetings and goodbyes. Understanding formal and informal ways of addressing others;
2. Nationalities and occupations. Question words. First numbers (0-20);
3. Talking about oneself and family. Ser/estar/tener. Numbers (20-100);
4. In a bar. Drinks and food vocabulary;
5. Places in town. Directions;
6. Shopping and asking for prices. Numbers (100+);
7. Booking a room in a hotel. Phone conversations;
8. Transport. Telling the time;
9. Food vocabulary. Ordering a meal. Likes and dislikes.

If you have any questions about the course content or require course-level advice please directly email the Spanish Coordinator, Ms Iria Gonzalez-BecerraPRIOR to enrolment.

Please carefully review the programme timetableterm dates and booking instructions before clicking on the booking link.

Conversation

Spanish imageThis course is designed as a one-hour per week guided conversation class for students above Lower Intermediate level allowing them to revise and consolidate their communicative skills (listening & speaking).

This will be a mixed-ability course for students who can communicate beyond the basic level (A2 CEFR level – above GCSE level) to brush up on their language skills and/or to add oral practice to any other course they are already attending.

The aims of the course are to help students increase their vocabulary, improve pronunciation, and gain confidence in oral communication so that they can tackle a range of communicative contexts.

The level of proficiency required for this course is A2+ and above. This means the minimum requirements for the course are that students have studied the language for 3 years and are familiar with the present and past tenses. Course materials will be designed depending on the needs of the group. Topics to be covered will include: daily life conversations, current affairs, and society and culture.

If you have any questions about the course content or require course-level advice please directly email the Spanish Coordinator, Ms Iria Gonzalez-BecerraPRIOR to enrolment.

Please carefully review the programme timetableterm dates and booking instructions before clicking on the booking link.