A relaxed, informal course for intermediate learners. This course will cover the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing but the emphasis will be on practical application with lots of opportunities to practice speaking and understanding. Grammar will be included with different tenses and topics such as: general and personal information, travel, accommodation, food and drink, shopping, services and emergencies. You will have the opportunity to suggest other topics which meet their needs and interest.
What will I study?
This course is aimed at students who already have an elementary knowledge of Spanish, and who have possibly completed a one year Beginners’ course.
Aim to be able to:
- understand simple spoken and written Spanish
- take part in basic general conversations such as meeting and greeting, exchanging personal information, sharing interests etc.
- get by in situations you may be in as a visitor to Spain or Spanish speaking countries, such as shops, hotels, cafés and restaurants, travelling, asking for directions, etc.
- describe, present and future events
- develop understanding of longer and more complex conversations and texts
- widen knowledge and application of grammar rules
We will concentrate on developing understanding and speaking skills, and include writing activities and grammar (including past tenses) work to practise or extend conversation and comprehension skills. In addition, we will also develop listening skills.
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.
Some prior knowledge is essential. Knowledge may have been gained on a recent beginners’ course or at school but not taken as far as GCSE level.
Progression routes may be discussed with your course tutor. For further advice and guidance please contact the College Guidance Officers 0345 120 0044.
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.