What is the course about?
To enable students to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations. The course will also give insight into cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries.
What will we cover?
Asking and giving advice, describing how you feel, illness and remedies, describing in the past, comparing past and present, describing experiences in the past, celebrations in Spain and Latin America.
Grammar: uses of ser/estar, imperfect, contrast simple past/imperfect.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Describe how you feel
- Give advice, orders and instructions
- Tell an anecdote with increased fluency
- Contrast past and present.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is intended for students who have completed stage 2 upper: module 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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, adjectives, and adverbs.
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 8-10 of "Aula Internacional 2 (Nueva Edición)": ISBN: 9788415640103
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?
LBS08 or LBS22 Spanish 2: revision course in summer and Spanish 3 lower: module 1 in September. Please enrol early to avoid disappointment.
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