Spanish Lower Intermediate Stage 1 Saturday Fast Track

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 130 Conc £48 Full £260

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 10 MAC 28/09/2019 07/12/2019 LS1052

What will the course cover?

"• Greetings and introductions. Exchange of personal information. • Talking about favourite leisure pursuits, , travelling around and getting accommodation. • Revision of topics covered in 1st year. • Grammar: revision of basic items from 1st year plus verbs which change vowels, use of past participles, use of verbs infinitive, adverbs of time, prepostionions of time and place. Past tenses. "

Who is the course for?

Anyone who has studied Spanish for about one year or who has an equivalent knowledge. (For full details ask for Course Information Sheets for first year courses.)

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

All topics and language structures covered in Spanish Beginners (stages 1-3). Ask for relevant Course Information Sheets for full details. You can download them from our website.

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

" Say how you travel to work Say which means of transport you prefer Ask how to get to a place / Ask and understand about departure times Ask if you can make a reservation Say you would like a return ticket Ask if the hotel has different kinds of rooms Say you want a room and how you want it Ask what facilities a hotel has Ask about times and ticket prices for a match, a film, a concert… Buy tickets for a match, a film, a concert…. Say where you usually go on holiday and say what you did Say when you did something "

How is the course organised?

"This course needs your active participation - you have to be prepared to talk as much as you can!! 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! "

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. You will need to organise and keep up to date your course file for assessment purposes, as well as for you and your tutor to keep a record of your progress (your ILP).

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 2

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

Course book: to be confirmed. CHECK WITH TUTOR BEFORE BUYING!Dictionary (tutor will advise) Ringbinders A4 paper, notebooks, vocabulary books, verb boo Go to for support material "

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. 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. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley ( to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.