What is the course about?
The aim of this course is to help you improve and gain confidence in pronunciation, intonation and rhythm in the Spanish language. This workshop also aims to stimulate students' interaction in order to enable you to practise Spanish in an active way in which the involvement of body, gesture, creativity and games will play an important part.
What will we cover?
Pronunciation, intonation and breathing techniques which will help you to better articulate your message.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify and reproduce different and difficult sounds in Spanish
- Use appropriate intonation to express yourself
- Be more confident with Spanish pronunciation and get your message across.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied Spanish for 3-4 years recently. Suitable if you are currently studying Spanish 3 lower or Spanish 3 upper.
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?
All materials provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This is a workshop which complements any Spanish stage 3 course.
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