Spanish Beginners Stage 3

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 144 Conc £53 Full £260 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 20/04/2020 13/07/2020 LS3036
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 21/04/2020 07/07/2020 LS3037
Wednesday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 22/04/2020 08/07/2020 LS3038

What will the course cover?

Builds on to all topics covered in Spanish Beginners Stages 1&2 plus: daily routines, homes and hospitality, health care, festivals and celebrations. Grammar includes: present tense of regular verbs, reflexives, me gusta ..., querer and infinitive, para; possibly a little on expressing the past. Covers chapters 7-9 of Sueños.

Who is the course for?

Anyone with a knowledge of the topics covered in Spanish Stages 1&2 or the equivalent level. This is NOT for complete beginners.

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

You should be familiar with the basic vocabulary for: buildings, places, descriptions, monuments, directions; numbers; food andshopping. Grammar includes: plurals, adjectives, ser & estar, to go (ir), prepositions, demonstrative adjectives

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

"Talk about your likes and dislikes your habits where you live offer (and accept) hospitality cope with being unwell and getting medical care describe people eat out (and in!) enjoy the fiestas and more solemn celebrations of the Spanish and Latin American year. You will by now speak with confidence, not be afraid to make mistakes, possess enough language to cope with most situations a visitor will meet. "

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 Lower-Intermediate Stage 1

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 www.bbc.co.uk/languages 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. "