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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

Learn to communicate with confidence in a variety of situations encountered while in Spain or receiving visitors. This includes expressing an opinion and giving a summary of what you have read. Ideal for anyone who has been learning Spanish for one year. CL

Entry requirements

One year of learning Spanish

What you will learn

The course will cover everyday topics, which are suitable for beginners. 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: personal information, family, occupations, ordering food and drink, shopping , directions and likes and dislikes.

How you will learn on this course

Through various activities including speaking, reading, writing, listening, role-play, language games, group work, pair work, discussions, the use of interactive board, virtual learning environment (VLE), powerpoint presentations, flashcards, CDs , DVDs, webpages and IT resources.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Greet people, say hello and goodbye. 2. Introduce yourself and others. 3. Say your name. 4. Ask others what their name is. 5. Say how are you. 6. Ask others how they are. 7. Recognise and use personal pronouns subject. 8. Recognise & use verb “ser”. 9. Recognise and say the alphabet. 10. Understand Spanish pronunciation. 11. Spell your name & simple words. 12. Recognise and say countries and nationalities. 13. Say where you come from. 14. Ask others where they come from. 15. Recognise & use masculine/feminine & singular/plural. 16. Say what languages you speak. 17. Ask others what languages they speak. 18. Recognise and use regular verbs ending in -ar. 19. Say what you do. 20. Recognise and say jobs and occupations. 21. Ask others what they do. 22. Say where you work. 23. Ask others where they work. 24. Say where you live. 25. Ask others where they live. 26. Recognise and say numbers 1-20. 27. Give your address. 28. Ask others for their address. 29. Recognise and say numbers 20-100 30. Give your telephone number. 31. Ask other for their telephone number. 32. Understand telephone numbers. 33. Give your e-mail address. 34. Ask others for their e-mail address. 35. Introduce someone in a formal and informal situation. 36. Use “tú” and “usted”. 37. Understand and use basic verbs. 38. Practise the pronunciation of “r”. 39. Recognise and say members of the family. 40. Speak about your family. 41. Describe your family. 42. Recognise and use verb “tener”. 43. Speak about your marital status. 44. Recognise and use verb “estar”. 45. Ask others about their family. 46. Recognise and use possessive adjectives:” mi, tu, su…”. 47. Say how old are you. 48. Ask others how old are they. 49. Ask and answer questions about the family. 50. Describing people’s appearance. 51. Recognise and say some drinks. 52. Recognise and say some snacks. 53. Order drinks and snacks in a bar. 54. Asking for the bill. 55. Ask how much is it. 56. Understand and say prices in euros. 57. Recognise and say objects. 58. Use “hay” (there is/there are). 59. Recognise and say numbers from 100. 60. Ask for something in a shop. 61. Say is something is available in a shop. 62. Ask for and understand the price. 63. Recognise and use demonstrative adjectives: “este/ ese “. 64. Recognise and say colours. 65. Use direct object pronouns: lo/la, los/las. 66. Describe a city. 67. Recognise and use some adjectives to describe cities. 68. Speak about the geographical situation of a city. 69. Recognise and use compass points 70. Use “ser” and “estar”. 71. Recognise and use big numbers. 72. Speak about number of inhabitants in a city. 73. Ask and answer what is the capital of a city. 74. Recognise and say rooms of the house. 75. Describe a house. 76. Recognise and say furniture. 77. Describe a room. 78. Recognise and use prepositions of place. 79. Explain where things are. 80. Recognise the names of buildings and places of interest in a city. 81. Ask where a place is. 82. Find your way in the city. 83. Follow simple directions. 84. Give simple directions. 85. Recognise and use the imperative, formal and informa.l 86. Speak about distances. 87. Telling the time. 88. Ask for the time. 89. Understand the time when said. 90. Recognise and say the days of the week. 91. Recognise and say the months of the year. 92. Say the date. 93. Ask and answer when a place is open or closed . 94. Say what you like/dislike. 95. Express agreement or disagreement in likes and dislikes. 96. Recognise and use verb “gustar”. 97. Recognise and use indirect object personal pronouns.

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

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

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

What you need for your course

Recommended book “ Ele Nuevo inicial 1”, by Virgilio Borobio, SM Ele, both student’s book and exercise book.

What you need to bring to the first class

A4 folder, A4 paper and pen.

What you can do next

Practise your Spanish Conversation in Summer and Spanish Year 2 in September.

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