Spanish Intermediate - Term 3

Learning 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:
Wed, 25th April 2018
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL039C
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

– Relative pronouns.
– Demonstrative pronouns.
– Comparing the use of the Imperfect tense with the preterite tense.
– Use of prepositions and conjunctions.
– The Pluperfect tense.
– Talking about events described in the news.
– Talking about various media – TV, cinema and the theatre.
– Key figures of Spanish cinema.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Describe items you have bought and how to make complaints and ask for a refund.
  • Narrating past events.
  • Reporting a crime.
  • Talking about various media – TV, cinema and the theatre.
  • Talk about what happened and what had happened – the Pluperfect tense.
  • Talk about leisure time activities.

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 a year of Spanish and is not suitable for complete beginners. You must be familiar with the present tense and 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 inbetween classes. There is no formal accreditation of this course.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

We will be using PASOS book 2 (Student book, 3rd edition) for this course, which comes with a CD. These items can sometimes be found in secondhand bookshops.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Your tutor will advise.

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