Spanish Intermediate Year 1
Do you know "un poco" Spanish but want to take it to the next level? Whether you are thinking of travelling around South America, retiring to the Costas or just learning for fun, this course is for you. Continue your Spanish journey, improving your grammar, vocabulary and understanding along the way.
The main aim of the course is help you to understand the main points of clear standard Spanish on familiar matters regularly encountered in daily life, work or when participating in leisure activities. The curriculum aligns with A2 and B1 of the CEFR.
The main language skills to be developed are speaking, listening, reading and writing. Since communication is the main aim, you will benefit from activities that involve working in pairs or groups to practise speaking and listening.
Understanding written Spanish is based on simple texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest and the main ideas of more complex texts.
There is more emphasis on grammar and structure than the beginners course, but we will still have fun relating our learning to real-life scenarios and exploring Hispanic cultures and customs.
This course is comprised of 3 terms. You will need to enrol and pay for each term separately.
TERM ONE (12/09/2023 - 05/12/2023)
- Present tense irregular verbs including Tener (to have), Ir (to go) and Poder (to be able)
- The near future
- Two verb constructions
- Double negatives
- Sports and games
TERM TWO (09/01/2024 - 19/03/2024) TBC
- Expressing opinions
- Adjectives, adverbs and comparisons
- Reflexive verbs and reflexive pronouns
- Hobbies and interests
TERM THREE (26/03/2024 - 18/06/2024) TBC
- Prepositions, phrases, and conjunctions
- Health and wellbeing
- Hispanic culture
- The difference between Saber and Conocer (to know)
By the end of this course, you will be able to read, speak and understand familiar Spanish in various situations.
You should have an A1 level of Spanish to participate in this course, which equates to around 150 hours of formal tuition. You will need to have completed Term 1 in order to progress to Term 2, and so on. Exceptions may be made for students with prior learning in Spanish and can be discussed with the tutor.
You should be comfortable with using a computer in order to access the learning resources and homework tasks. This course uses Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft 365 platform. You will be provided with login details and basic training in order to access these services.
SEG Entry Level Award in Speaking and Listening in Spanish (Entry 3) - Awaiting approval
This course is comprised of 3 terms and is the first year of a 3 year Intermediate Spanish programme. You will need to enrol and pay for each term separately. Your tutor will help you to re-enrol at the end of each term. After completing the first year you can progress onto the second year.
Progress on this course will be tested through tutor observation, tutor-led activities and exercises, and tutor and peer feedback and discussion.
You will be expected to undertake around 1 or 2 hours of homework outside of class, including some project and presentation work each term.
Work placement is not part of this programme.
Fees and Additional Costs
The fee for this course is for the first term only. You will need to pay for each term separately. The tutor may recommend books or other resources to support your learning which can be purchased online or from a local bookshop. These are optional and are not included in the course fee.