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Spanish Beginners Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 139 Conc £51 Full £247 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 30/04/2019 16/07/2019 LS2026

What will the course cover?

We review and practise the topics covered in Stage 1 and build up your conversation skills so you can exchange information with a native speaker. Grammar will include: the indefinite article, 'hay', plurals, adjectives, the two verbs to be, to go, location words, to want, present tense of regular verbs, reflexive verbs.

Who is the course for?

Anyone with a knowledge of the topics covered in Spanish Stage 1 or the equivalent level. This is NOT for complete beginners.

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

Greetings, personal information, countries, nationalities, languages, occupations, numbers, describing people & places. Grammar covered : questions, some basic verbs in the present tense, definite & indefinite articles, some possessive adjectives, nouns and genders.

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

Covers Chapters 4-6 of Sueños: talk about places in a town including sites of cultural interest, names of shops, places of entertainment, find your way around on foot or using public transport, talk about distances ask what is available, say the time and date, say how often you do things shop in markets and small shops for food cope with prices and paying You will know more about the Spanish-speaking world.

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 aim above all to give you confidence, to have fun - but to work hard as well! We use the course book and a variety of other learning materials.

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, etc etc. You will need to organise and keep up to date your portfolio of course work for assessment purposes.

How will my progress be assessed?

Every lesson you are given different tasks so that progress can be assessed. Record of your work will be kept in your Individual Learning Plan to help record the steps taken towards achieving your goals.

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: to be decided. CHECK WITH TUTOR BEFORE BUYING! Dictionary (tutor will advise). Ringbinders, A4 paper, notebooks, vocabulary books. Go to for a variety of learning support materials "

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. Open Learning is available at Macbeth and WIN. Details are available from the guide and from teaching or reception staff.