Spanish Advanced Conversation
This course is for students who have completed the Intermediate courses (Years 1 & 2), which covers B2 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages or an equivalent. Students will be able to express themselves with confidence and communicate in a variety of different situations.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and rules regarding social distancing this course will be taught remotely. The course tutor will provide live teaching sessions online using Microsoft Teams. Lessons will be scheduled at the times indicated below. Learners will also be able to access a wide range of College services including Moodle, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive) and Microsoft Teams to support online learning. Induction sessions will be offered prior to the start of the course, to allow learners to familiarise themselves with the online learning platforms. Learner handbooks and user guides will also be provided.
Over the duration of this course student will be developing their reading and listening skills using real and authentic situations in Spanish speaking countries, including their history, customs and every day situations.
Students have the opportunity to develop their skills speaking the language by giving their opinion, sharing their goals, plans and ambitions.
Language learning skills, including autonomous learning and how to approach authentic material, will be enhanced.
Students will improve their grammar and written language skills through letters and documents to express wishes; give advice (present conditional) voice intentions and planning for the future, relate past events and express opinion and obligation.
On completion of the course students will be able to communicate reasonably fluently with native speakers and discuss personal, professional, social and current issues using appropriate structures.
- To describe experiences, events, goals and ambitions and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
- To produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- To demonstrate understanding of the main points of standard input on familiar matters encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- To demonstrate understanding and ability to deal with most situations arising whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Students should be aware that this is a 3 term courses and they will be expected to have completed all 3 terms before moving up to Advanced Year Two the following September.
*PLEASE NOTE- The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled students are notified approximately one week before the start date.
Students need to have studied Spanish part-time for a minimum of two years or equivalent and be able to communicate with some confidence in everyday situations, using the past, present and future tenses.
This course does not lead to a formal qualification.
Students can progress to the Spanish Advanced Year two course at Newbury College the following year.
Progress on this course will be tested through answering handouts, informal quizzes/tests, observation, peer and lecturer feedback, presentation, audio recording and marked written work.
Homework is essential and will take the form of assignments, essays and Homework (reading and assignments) is essential and students will benefit from undertaking home study of approximately one hour per week.
Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.
Fees and Additional Costs
The tutor may advise to purchase book/CD; this will be discussed during the course.
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|99488 202102||Wednesday||13/01/2021||24/03/2021||19:00 - 21:00||£160|
|99488 202103||Wednesday||21/04/2021||30/06/2021||19:00 - 21:00||£160|
|97488 202103||Wednesday||21/04/2021||30/06/2021||10:00 - 12:00||£160|
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.