Fees: Standard £ 144 Conc £49 Full £271 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only
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General revision of all work done so far. Grammar will include: modal verbs and infinitive, partitive articles, prepositions+ definite article, adverbs of place, some irregular verbs.
Those who have studied one term of Spanish recently or have an equivalent knowledge. NB: this course moves faster than usual and is ideal for anyone with knowledge of a Romance language: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian etc, and/ or who is a quick learner of languages.
Greetings, personal information, numbers, the time & date, ordering drinks and snacks, where you live, what work you do, shopping, talking about family & friends. Basic grammar; singular and plural, articles, adjectives (including possessive), some pronouns, prepositions, common verbs in the present tense, negatives, interrogatives
ask and give directions; find your way around; describe places; use public transport; book accommodation; go shopping: ask for items and pay for them; shop for food, specifying weights, quality etc; understand recipes and discuss eating habits; give your opinion (likes/dislikes); write a postcard or short e-mail message. Speak with confidence, not mind making mistakes, have enough language to cope with most situations a visitor will encounter.
This course needs your active participation - you have to be prepared to have a go! You'll be encouraged to speak as much as possible in class, to work in small groups and pairs, to work each lesson on all 4 skills: listening and understanding, speaking, reading and writing. We use the course book, tapes, handouts, worksheets, realia, material from the internet.. We aim above all to give you confidence, to have fun - but to work hard as well!
You'll always have work to review and practise from the previous lesson; you'll have sentences and words to learn by heart; you'll have homework set by the tutor. We recommend that you spend around 15 minutes a day on some kind of language practice - listening to a tape, watching a video, repeating working with a CD ROM, etc etc. Try this website: www.bbc.co.uk/languages for interesting learning materials.
You'll encouraged to assess your own progress, with help from your tutor, who will monitor and record your achievements by question and answer, some written work, quizzes, questionnaires, speaking activities, games.You will need to organise and keep a portfolio of all your work for assessment purposes and your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to check how you’re doing.
Spanish Beginners Stage 3
"Course book: check the title with your tutor. Dictionary and verb book - your tutor will advise. Loose leaf paper, A4 ringbinder, notebook, vocabulary book. "
Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available in the Guide or from teaching or Reception staff.