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Spanish Post Beginners (LL192)

Summary

Level:

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of LLL Spanish Beginners or equivalent level A1.1standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Refernce)

Description of entry level:

This course is for those who may have studied the language at school some years ago or attended a beginners' course of approximately 50 hours. You have very limited vocabulary and some understanding of basic structures. You can just about cope with predictable situations but lack confidence in other contexts. The course will introduce new tenses and help you to communicate in everyday social and work situations.

Main Objectives:
  • To consolidate previous learning and learn how to give information on personal experiences.
  • To understand the main point in a conversation on familiar matters regularly encountered in daily life, work and leisure.
  • To engage in unprepared conversations on familiar topics.
  • To develop an understanding of society and culture.

Please read our Can-do Statements (link on the right of this page) to see the competences which you will be working towards and can achieve by the end of the year.

Teaching:

Our aim, Covid-19 permitting, is one weekly 2 hour face-to-face session for 19 weeks.

Some independent study will also be set.

NB: Teaching will move fully online in case of new heath & safety restrictions.

Course Texts (must be bought by student):

  • Nuevo Prisma Nivel A1, Edición ampliada (12 unidades) - Libro del Alumno + CD + extensión digital. Edinumen. ISBN: 978-84-9848-6049
  • Recommended: Nuevo Prisma Nivel A1, Edición ampliada (12 unidades) - Libro de Ejercicios + extensión digital. Edinumen. ISBN: 978-84-9848-6018

Course Description

Based on a step-by-step approach, the course is divided into learning blocks each of which focuses on practical, useful and manageable language. New language is practised via games, role-plays and problem-solving tasks.

Homework tasks will be set each week to consolidate what you have learnt in class.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • undestand spoken everyday words and phrases relating to personal needs and interests; understand spoken basic information about people, their family, home, work and hobbies; grasp the essential elements of simple messages and simple announcements;
  • understand short simple messages and texts relating to areas of personal relevance; understand key information in leaflets; identify key information in short reports about stories or events
  • describe educational background and job; ask and answer simple questions about familiar topics; express likes, dislikes and feelings
  • write basic descriptions of events and activities; write simple notes to accept or offer an invitation; thank someone or apologise; write very basic emails requesting information.

Syllabus

Topics and communicative skills such as:

  • telling the time
  • days of the week, months and seasons
  • daily routine
  • leisure activities
  • expressing likes and dislikes
  • food
  • ordering food
  • parts of the body
  • making plans
  • giving/asking for opinions
  • expressing agreement and disagreement
  • giving instructions
  • holidays and festive days
  • places of interest
  • Spanish and Latin American writers
  • the weather
  • travelling

Grammar

  • reflexive verbs
  • adverbs and adjectives of quantity
  • verbs like gustar, encantar, doler
  • verbs and structures to express opinion
  • present tense of irregular verbs
  • the present continuous (estar + gerundio)
  • future tense using 'ir + a + infinitive'
  • affirmative imperative
  • present perfect
  • preterit

Skills

  • listening, speaking, reading and writing.