Spanish Beginners - Term 3

Learn Spanish in 10 weeks at Portslade Adult Learning

During the Summer Term, you will learn: to talk about your daily routine; ask and say the time; talk about what you do in your free time; how to buy items at a market (weights and measures); how to shop for everyday items; how to describe and buy clothes; how to describe someone’s character and appearance; regular verbs in the present tense; colours, and definite and indefinite articles.

START DATE AND TIME:
Thu, 2nd May 2019
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL065
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Vicky Balmforth

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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During the Summer Term, you will learn: to talk about your daily routine; ask and say the time; talk about what you do in your free time; how to buy items at a market (weights and measures); how to shop for everyday items; how to describe and buy clothes; how to describe someone’s character and appearance; regular verbs in the present tense; colours, and definite and indefinite articles.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Talk about your daily routine.
  • Talk about your free time activities.
  • Ask and say the time.
  • Buy items at a market or supermarket.
  • Describe and buy clothes.
  • Describe someone's character and appearance.
  • COURSE CONTENT

    – Regular and irregular verbs in the present tense.
    – Asking and saying the time.
    – Talking about your daily routine.
    -Talking about your free time activities.
    – Buying items at the market or supermarket.
    – Weights and measures.
    – Shopping for everyday items.
    – Shopping for clothes and talking about size, colour and material.
    – Describe someone's appearance.
    – Describe someone's character.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    The emphasis will be on learning through communication, though grammar points will also be taught as appropriate. Teaching will be done through whole class work, individual work and small group and pair work. Methods of learning include role play, listening activities, games, music and interactive activities.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    This course is suitable for students who have some prior knowledge of Spanish and is not suitable for complete beginners.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Progress is checked informally through question and answer sessions in class, monitoring of group and pair work activities, feedback and homework.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    You will make greater progress if you are able to do at least one hour of study at home in between the classes! There is no formal accreditation of this course.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    We will be using PASOS Book 1 (Student book, 3rd edition), which also comes with a CD. These are sometimes available in secondhand bookshops. The tutor will be able to advise further during the first lesson.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Spanish Improvers Term 1 will follow-on at PACA in September. Your tutor will be able to advise you further.

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    Learn Spanish in 10 weeks at Portslade Adult Learning

    The main aim of the course is to consolidate prior learning and to build up confidence in speaking. We will deal with new grammar points as they arise but the focus will be on developing conversational skills.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Tue, 30th April 2019
    1900 - 2100
    DURATION:
    10 Weeks
    Code:
    CL077
    Full fee:
    £105
    Concessionary fee:*
    £90

    TUTOR:

    Sergio Miguel Camacho Rodriguez

    Address

    PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
    View map

    The main aim of the course is to consolidate prior learning and to build up confidence in speaking. We will deal with new grammar points as they arise but the focus will be on developing conversational skills.

    COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Talk about life in the past and compare with life today
  • Talk about how people or places have changed
  • Talk about changes in one’s own life: childhood, teenage years, etc.
  • Narrate past events – the different uses of the preterite and imperfect tenses
  • Talk about various media: TV, cinema, the theatre, narrate a story or anecdote, and give opinions
  • Talk about what had happened – the Pluperfect tense
  • COURSE CONTENT

    • Life in Spain under Franco and life in Spain post – Franco: Spain in the 80’s
    • Using the imperfect tense to describe what life used to be like and compare with life now
    • Comparing the different uses of the Imperfect tense and the Preterite tenses
    • The Pluperfect tense
    • Talking about important historical events
    • Various media: TV, cinema, the theatre
    • Key figures of Spanish cinema


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    The emphasis is on learning through communication, though grammar points will also be taught as appropriate. Teaching will be done through whole class work, individual work and small group and pair work. Methods of learning include role play, listening activities, games, music and interactive activities.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    This course is suitable for students who have already studied at least 2 years of Spanish and is not suitable for complete beginners. You must be familiar witht he present tense and main past and future tenses.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Progress is checked informally through questioning and answering sessions in class, monitoring of group and pair work activities, feedback and homework.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    You will make greater progress if you do at least one hour of study at home inbetween classes!


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    We will not be using a textbook for this course. The tutor will provide handouts, but can advise regarding grammar textbooks, online activities, etc.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    There will be a follow-on course at PACA in September. You will be able to discuss this with yur tutor.

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