What is the course about?
The course aims to enable you to communicate in a Spanish-speaking country in everyday situations, and to enjoy the Spanish language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
What will we cover?
Daily routine, free time activities, entertainment, work, talking about the past.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe your daily routine
- talk about free time
- express how frequently you do some activities
- say what you did yesterday.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Spanish 1: module 2 or Spanish 1 fast-track: module 1 or have an equivalent knowledge of Spanish (30 hours approximately).
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. 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.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Communicative, functional approach with emphasis on speaking and listening. Pair and group work; role play; games; audio-visual methods.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook and exercise book: Based on units 11-14 of "Ele Actual A1, libro del alumno", SM Publishers (ISBN: 9788467551815) and Ele Actual A1, Cuaderno de ejercicios (ISBN: 9788467547382).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Spanish 2 lower: module 1 in September.
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