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Spanish Intermediate (LL194)

Summary

Level:

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of LLL Spanish Lower Intermediate or equivalent level A2.1 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

Description of entry level: You will have completed over 150 hours of tuition or have had a good foundation at school in the language, at least GCSE level with grade A* or A or A-level up to grade C or equivalent. You have reached the stage where you can understand a good proportion of the language when native speakers talk to you about a range of common topics. You can express yourself simply and with reasonable accuracy but you are hesitant in more demanding situations. You want to develop your fluency and extend the range of contexts in which you use the language.

Main Objectives:

The course will aim to improve your competence in an increasing range of factual, persuasive and expressive language tasks performed in a variety of contexts.

Teaching:

Our aim, Covid-19 arrangements 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 health & safety restrictions.

 

Course Texts (must be bought by student):

  • Nuevo Prisma Nivel A2 - Libro del Alumno + CD + Extensión digital. Edinumen. ISBN: 978-84-9848-370-3 -- New edition.
  • Recommended: Nuevo Prisma Nivel A2 - Libro de Ejercicios + Extensión digital. Edinumen. ISBN: 978-84-9848-372-7 -- New edition.

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.

You will access authentic texts and develop some understanding of society and culture. You will develop cultural awareness of the Spanish speaking world.

Homework tasks will be set at the end of each session.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • understand spoken language relating to familiar topics in everyday situations; understand the gist of spoken language relating to unfamiliar topics; grasp the overall meaning of some audio-visual resources.
  • grasp the overall meaning of some news items, articles and reports; readily grasp the essential meaning of texts relating to familiar topics; understand articles on a range of topics using appropriate reference resources.
  • start, maintain and close simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics, using formal or informal language; handle some practical tasks including seeking and giving instructions; take part in discussions, sharing opinions, expressing feelings and making suggestions.
  • write clear, detailed text on a range of subjects relating to personal interests, work or studies; write a short text developing simple lines of argument.

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.

Syllabus

Topics

  • fairy tales and stories
  • the environment
  • outdoor leisure activities
  • the weather
  • health
  • news
  • traditional festivals
  • house chores
  • Internet shopping
  • football and other sports

Grammar

  • imperfect tense
  • revision of past tenses
  • future tense
  • the conditional
  • the imperative (affirmative and negative)
  • direct and indirect object pronouns
  • present subjunctive

Skills

  • listening, speaking, reading and writing