Spanish Lower Intermediate Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 144 Conc £49 Full £271 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 08/01/2019 26/03/2019 LS2050
Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30 11 MAC 09/01/2019 27/03/2019 LS2051

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 just over one year ( 4 terms = about 120 hours) 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 Pre-Intermediate Stage 1. Ask for relevant Course Information Sheet for full details. You can download them from our website.

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

Talking about the weather and the environment. • Understand forecast • Make comparisons and use superlatives • Saying what people are doing at one precise moment. • Talking about history and past events in your own life. • Order a meal in a restaurant and understand recipes. • Understand and give instructions • Say what sports you liked when you were younger • Say what you used to do and what people were like • Contrasting the present with the past Grammar will cover: Revision of present tense. Past tenses: Preterite and Imperfect. Imperative Pronouns- Direct Object Comparatives and Superlatives

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 Pre-Intermediate Stage 3

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

"¿ Course book: Sueños 1 (BBC) but CHECK WITH TUTOR BEFORE BUYING! ¿ Dictionary (tutor will advise) ¿ Ringbinders ¿ A4 paper, notebooks, vocabulary books, verb 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.