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Spanish: Improvers

Wednesday 26 September 2018
09:30 - 11:30
56 Hours / 28 Weeks
3 High Street, Sidcup

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£294.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

A fun and lively course devised for students willing to learn Spanish making the most of their time in a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere. Not suitable for complete beginners.

Entry requirements

Students need at least  one year of Spanish

What you will learn

TThe course will cover everyday topics, which are suitable to the students’ level. Students will develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as learn vocabulary so that they can deal with a variety of situations encountered whilst in Spain. Topics will include:, likes and dislikes, daily routine,  telephone conversations, goung shopping,  speaking about the past and  going to the doctor’s.


How you will learn on this course

Through various activities including speaking, reading, writing, role-play, language games, group work, pair work, discussions, the use of Cds and DVDs, webpages and IT resources

How you will be assessed on this course

§  Telling the time

§  Ask for the time

§  Understand the time when said

§  Recognise and say the days of the week

§  Recognise and say the months of the year

§  Say the date

§  Ask and answer when a place is open or closed


§  Say what you like/dislike

§  Express agreement or disagreement in likes and dislikes

§  Recognise and use verb “gustar”

§  Recognise and use indirect object personal pronouns

•             Recognise & use present tense of regular verbs                                                                         

•             Recognise & use present tense of irregular verbs

•             Recognise & use present tense of  stem changing verbs

•             Recognise & use reflexive verbs                                                                                                      

•             Speak  about your daily routine                                                                                                                  

•             Ask and answer questions about the daily routine      

•             Write about your daily routine

 •             Recognise & say spare time activities and hobbies

•             Say what you do in your spare time

•             Say how often you do things                                                                                               

•             Ask and answer questions about what you do in your weekends                                                              

•             Write about what you do in your weekends

 •             Recognise and say states of health and feelings

•             Express how you feel

•             Ask others how they feel                                                                                                           

•             Express agreement or disagreement about feelings

•             Recognise & say parts of the body

•             Recognise and express illnesses and remedies

•             Express pain using verb “doler”

•             Give advice

•             Accept or refuse advice given

 •             Make a telephone call                                                                                                             

•             Understand & use  telephone language

•             Arranging to meet

•             Inviting people

•             Accept or refuse invitations

•             Speak about shows, cinema, theatre…

 •             Recognise & use the simple past of regular verbs                                                                        

•             Recognise & use the simple past of irregular verbs                                                                     

•             Speak about what you did yesterday                                                                            

•             Recognise & use  time expressions for the past                                                                          

•             Speak about what you did in the past

  §  Speak about your job

§  Recognise and say jobs and occupations

§  Speak about transport

§  Ask and answer how you go to work

§  Use verbs “ir” and “venir”

§  Speak about how often you do things

§  Explain what you like best and worst about your job

§  Explain what you like best and worst about your city

§  Explain what you like best and worst about Spanish

 §  Speak about the future with “ir a + infinitive”

§  Speak about future plans

§  Use time expressions for the future

§  Speak about what you are going to do next weekend

§  Express what you must do using  “tener que”

§  Express necessity using “hay que”

§  Plan a future holiday

 §  Recognise and say food and drink

§  Shopping for food

§  Recognise and say weighs and quantities

§  Asking for the price of a product

§  Understand a menu in a restaurant

§  Order a meal in a restaurant

§  Asking for help in a restaurant

§  Understand and use irregular verbs in the present

 §  Recognise and use the present perfect

§  Speak about what you have done recently

§  Give apologies for being late

§  Give excuses using the present perfect

 §  Speak about personal experiences using the present perfect

§  Speak about important things you have done in your life using the present perfect

§  Use “ya”, “aún” and “todavía”

§  Express your opinion

§  Express agreement and disagreement

§  Use personal pronouns with “con”

§  Speak about how you learn Spanish

 §  Recognise and say clothes

§  Recognise and say the colours

§  Recognise and say materials and patterns

§  Describe what you are wearing

§  Making comparisons

§  Describe characteristics of clothes

§  Buying clothes, explain what you are looking for

§  Ask for help in a clothes shop

§  Recognise and use direct object pronouns: lo and la

§   Recognise and use the present continuous

§  Speak about what you are doing

§  Describe what people are doing

§  Say happy birthday to someone

§  Offer something to drink or eat

§  Accept or refuse something to drink or eat

§  Recognise and say the months of the year

§  Say the date

§  Say when is your birthday

 •             Widen my vocabulary                                                                                                              

•             Have a better understanding of grammar                                                                                       

•             Improving my listening skils                                                                                                                

•             Improving my speaking skills                                                                                                  

•             Improving my reading skills                                                                                                  


•             Improving my writing skills

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable to this course.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Students should expect up to 1 hour’s study each week.

What you need for your course

Recommended books “ Ele Nuevo inicial 1”, by Virgilio Borobio, SM Ele, both student’s book and exercise book and “Ele Nuevo inicial 2” by Virgilio Borobio, SM Ele, both student’s book and exercise book. A Spanish-English dictionary.

What you need to bring to the first class

A4 folder, A4 paper and pen.

What you can do next

Spanish year 3 

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

3 Sidcup High Street, Sidcup, DA14 6EN Nearest Train Station: Sidcup. Buses: 51, R11, 233, 321, 492 Limited parking on site, behind Waitrose and Travelodge turn right into St Johns Road and please park in the designated LECB space. Nearest public car park Grassington Road, entrance by Morrisons. For further details of parking, please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking