What is the course about?
This course aims to give students an opportunity to consolidate the basic structures of Spanish and then to extend their knowledge to include more complex grammatical structures and functions. It will also give an insight into cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries.
What will we cover?
Talking on the phone, passing messages, recounting past experiences. Expressing interests, feelings and opinions, agreement and disagreement.
Grammar: past tenses, indirect speech, linking words to express cause and consequences, subjunctive (present).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- useful expressions to answer the phone, pass messages and recount what someone said
- recount past experiences
- speak about causes and consequencies of actions
- express interests and feelings.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is intended for students who have studied Spanish for 3 years and completed Spanish 3 lower: module 1 and 2 or 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://bildutrapagaran.info/self-assess-your-level.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as: prepositions, direct and indirect pronouns, subjunctive, main and subordinate clauses.
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
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on units 7-9 of "Aula Internacional 3 (Nueva Edición)": ISBN: 9788415640110
Please note that the course book is used as a support only. You will not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
Please try: The European Bookshop www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7440 3248).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LBS11 Spanish 3: revision course in summer or Spanish 3 upper: module 1 in September. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details