Spanish Lower Intermediate Stage 3

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 63 Conc £22 Full £260 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 11 MAC 28/04/2020 14/07/2020 LS3050
Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 11 MAC 28/04/2020 14/07/2020 LS3052
Saturday 10:30 - 13:00 10 MAC 02/05/2020 11/07/2020 LS3053

What will the course cover?

"• Greetings and introductions. Exchange of personal information. • Based on chapters 17, 18,19 & 20 of Sueños 1: Personal life stories, History, dreams and ambitions, plans and intentions, clothes and compliments • Revision of previous topics based on chapters 1-17 • Grammar: review of previous knowledge, personal “a”, direct object pronouns, new use of the infinitive, imperative, past perfect, exclamations, near future “going to + infinitive” "

Who is the course for?

Anyone who has studied Spanish for just over one year ( 4 terms = about 100 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 Stages 1&2. 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?

Say what were the main events of your life Talk about your dreams and ambitions Giving instructions and commands Talk about what you like to wear Ask for what you want in a clothes shop Talk about colours, shapes, sizes and materials Buy a souvenir in a market and try to get a bargain Making plans and suggestions Say what you have or haven’t done Describe what has happened Recall childhood memories Talk on the phone Make arrangements to go out Talk about plans and intentions

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 Intermediate Stage 1

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.