Spanish Beginners Summer Intensive (Year 1)

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

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  • Short course
  • Islington (England)
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You’ve heard Spanish people greeting one another, sometimes with ¿Cómo estás? and other times with ¿Cómo está Usted? and wonder what the difference is. On your next visit to Madrid, you would like to be able to order your favourite tapas dishes in Spanish, book a hotel room, present your friend to your Spanish-speaking colleagues and describe your family, interests, likes and dislikes as well as talking about your habits and what you did last weekend!Learn Spanish from scratch in this intensive language course designed for complete beginners who want to gain basic social communication skills within a short space of time, as the content of three terms is covered in one.Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations making each session as dynamic as possible, with lots of speaking and group work. In our relaxed and friendly classes we use a communicative teaching approach, so whether learning Spanish for travelling, working abroad or with foreign companies, this course enables students to build up confidence to communicate in everyday situations, socialise and not feel out of place when visiting the country.Whether you have missed previous enrolment, you were too busy or you are in a hurry to learn the language before your summer holidays to Spain this is the course for you.This evening Spanish course is designed for complete Beginners who want to progress quickly. The material of three terms is covered in one term only.Lessons take place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Each session lasts for three hours and the term has 10 weeks. By the end of the course you will have covered in the syllabus covered the three terms of the Spanish Beginners (Year 1) course. If you would like to continue your studies you can join Spanish Lower Intermediate (Year 2).Why Choose a City Short Course?Our Summer Intensive Spanish Beginners short course is taught over just ten weeks and is an intensive course for...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

What will I learn?

Topics covered

Greetings; the alphabet; numbers 0 to 100; countries and nationalities; professions; personal information, formal and informal situations, order a drink in a bar, physical description and personality; the family, shopping; the city, the house: parts of the house and furniture; likes and dislikes; the hotel; the time, days of the week, the months; the weather; the daily routine; free time activities at the weekend; work; past events; emphasis in Spanish and Latin – American culture.

Grammatical structures

Pronunciation, verbs in the present tense; personal pronouns; definite and indefinite articles; adjectives and nouns: gender and number; interrogative pronouns, demonstrative adjectives and pronoun; "ser" vs. "estar", prepositions of place; verb "gustar" and "encantar",quantifiers: mucho, bastante, poco, prepositions, agreeing and disagreeing, verb creer to give opinions, present tense: regular, irregular and reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; "saber" vs. "conocer"; introduction to the past tense (pretérito indefinido)

Learning objectives

o Introducing yourself and others
o Greetings
o Talking about yourself
o Asking and answering personal questions
o Talking about your family
o Describing oneself and somebody else
o Ordering a drink and a snack in a bar
o In the hotel
o Buying objects
o Asking and giving price
o Describing your house and your city
o Expressing likes and dislikes
o Telling the time
o Talking about your daily routine
o Talking about the weekend
o Talking about your job
o Expressing positive and negative aspects
o Expressing the knowledge of how to do something
o Describing past events

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Teaching and Assessment

The emphasis in this course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.
Classroom activities will include: role-playing, class room discussion, pair and group work, work on pronunciation and intonation as well as grammar in context. Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework. Your progress will be assessed on an on-going basis through homework...