Spanish Intermediate - Term 2

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:
Wed, 10th January 2018
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL039B
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Vicky Balmforth

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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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 CONTENT

We will be looking at:

– Different past tenses and how to use them.
– Talking about childhood memories.
– Comparing the past and the present.
– Using aun/todavia/ya.
– More uses for SER and ESTAR.
– Some uses for POR and PARA.
– Going on a camping trip.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Use the different past tenses.
  • Hire a car and report problems.
  • Use impersonal verbs: 'se prohibe' and 'se permite'.
  • Talk about childhood memories.
  • Talk about daily life in the past.
  • Talk about the difference between life in the past and life in the present and how people and things have changed.

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

The course is intended for students who have some prior knowledge of Spanish and is not suitable for complete beginners. In order to benefit from the course, you will need to have knowledge of the present tense and some basic knowledge of the main past and future tenses.


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 do at least one hour of study at home in between the classes.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

We will be using PASOS book 2 (Student book) for this course. This book also comes with a CD. (These items can sometimes be found in secondhand bookshops.)


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

There will be a folllow-on course at PACA after Easter. You will be able to discuss this with your tutor.

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