Spanish Higher Intermediate 1

This course aims to improve your skills of speaking, understanding, reading and writing within a limited number of negotiated topics, using structures in different tenses.

As we continue to mourn the death of our sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a period of National Mourning has begun and will continue until the end of the State Funeral, which is 19 September 2022.

This will be a bank holiday and therefore the College will be closed. Due to this, the start date for this course will be postponed a week and will now begin on Monday 26 September 2022.

What will I study?

A relaxed, informal course for improvers. The course will cover the skills of speaking and listening, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on practical application with plenty of opportunity to practice speaking and understanding working individually and in pairs. Grammar will include different tenses. In addition, some topics may include general information, travel, accommodation, food and drink, shopping, services and emergencies. Learners will be able to suggest other topics to meet their needs and interests.

How will I be assessed?

This is a non-accredited course with no exam at the end, but the tutor will monitor progress and give feedback and you will be expected to complete a ‘weekly record of learning’.

How will the course be delivered?

A variety of teaching methods will be used to ensure that learners’ individual needs are met.

Entry requirements

Prior knowledge is essential. It may have been gained on a recent programme of study, at school, have lived in a Spanish speaking country or through independent private study on-line or open access courses. You might also previously have attended an improver’s course.  

What next?

GCSE Spanish. Progression routes may be discussed with your course tutor.

Additional information

The tutor will want to find out as much as possible about why you want to learn and what you already know in order to plan a suitable programme and instil the importance of health and safety.  The content of the course will be discussed and you will be given further details about course materials and other learning resources.  Any relevant paperwork will be discussed and completed at this session.  Please bring a notebook and pen.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide Free Distance Learning Courses Autumn Part-time Course Guide 2022