Spanish Beginners Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 144 Conc £49 Full £260 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 06/01/2020 23/03/2020 LS2025
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 07/01/2020 24/03/2020 LS2030

What will the course cover?

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.

Who is the course for?

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.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

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

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

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.

How is the course organised?

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!

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

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: for interesting learning materials.

How will my progress be assessed?

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.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Spanish Beginners Stage 3

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

"Course book: check the title with your tutor. Dictionary and verb book - your tutor will advise. Loose leaf paper, A4 ringbinder, notebook, vocabulary book. "

What support is available?

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.