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Spanish: Upper Intermediate

Thursday 27 September 2018
19:15 - 21:15
56 Hours / 28 Weeks
3 High Street, Sidcup

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£294.00 Course symbols: N

Course description

A fun and lively course devised for students willing to learn and improve their Spanish making the most of their time in a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere. Suitable for students that have studied at least four years of Spanish.

What you need to join the class

a) guidance needed: None required. b) entry requirements: Students need at least three or  four years of Spanish


What the course will cover

The course will cover everyday topics that 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:   using the subjunctive, telling stories about the past,  speaking about health, spare time activities, the imperative.

Teaching and learning activities

Through various activities including speaking, reading, writing, listening,  role-play, language games, group work, pair work, discussions  and IT resources.

What you will be able to do by the end of the course (Course objectives)

§  Introduce yourself and others

§  Meeting new people

 §  Using the preterite in the regular and irregular verbs

§  Using the imperfect in the regular and irregular verbs

§  Using the present perfect

§  Using the preterite and the imperfect together

§  Describe people’s character

§  Speak about personal relationships

§  Expressing opinions about people

§  Expressing feelings

§  Learning skills: memory techniques

§  Speak about celebrations and fiestas

§  Express wishes using the subjunctive

§  Recognise and use the subjunctive in the regular verbs

§  Recognise and use the subjunctive in the irregular verbs

§  Express wishes about a better future

§  Make plans using the subjunctive

§  Reading about ” La fiesta del sol”

 §  Speak about health

§  Recognise and use the imperative in the positive and negative form

§  Recognise and use the formal and informal imperative

§  Use the imperative with personal pronouns

§  Give advice using the imperative

§  Describe problems and ask for advice

§  Recognise and use the conditional

§  Give advice using the conditional

§  React when you are advised

§  Reading about “La siesta”

§  Read and understand quotations

§  Report quotations

§  Understand and use reported speech: information

§  Understand and use reported speech: questions

§  Understand and use reported speech: requests

§  Learning skills: what kind of student are you?

§  Revision units 6-8

 §  Describe cities

§  Express opinions

§  Express agreement or disagreement

§  Use impersonal sentences

§  Learn useful sentences to participate in a debate

§  Learning skills: participate in a debate, communication skills

§  Participate in a debate and be able to express your opinions

§  Read about Latino American cities

 §  Read stories, anecdotes and jokes about the past

§  Revise using the preterite and the imperfect together

§  Revise the past perfect

§  Use all the past tenses: the preterite, the imperfect, the present perfect and the past perfect

§  Tell stories, anecdotes and jokes about the past using all past tenses

§  Learning skills, use the dictionary

§  Reading about “El dia de los inocentes”

 §  Speak about spare time activities

§  Arrange to meet

§  Use the present of subjunctive to arrange to meet

§  Use of “ser” and “estar”

§  Read about the story of cinema

§  Speak about films

§  Describe the plot of a film                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                §  Learning skills: conversation skills

§  Reading about “La salsa”

 §  Speak about body language and social customs and in different cultures

§  Express likes and dislikes with the present of subjunctive

§  Express surprise with the present of subjunctive

§  Use “se”

§  Use expressions with “ser” and “estar”

§  Learning skills: use of body language to solve communication problems

§  Revision units 9-12

 •        Improve my speaking skills

•        Improve my listening skills

•        Improve my reading skills

•        Improve my writing skills

•        Have a better understanding of grammar

•        Widen my vocabulary and structures of the language

•        Widen my knowledge of idioms


•        Widen my knowledge about Spain and Latin-American

Examination or qualification (if applicable) including costs. The course fee usually includes examination costs: registration with the exam board, certification and administration fees. If the fees are not included, the brochure will tell you this.

Not applicable to this course.

Work expected outside lesson time (e.g. homework, assignments, etc.)

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


What you need to bring to the first class

A4 folder, A4 paper and pen.

Books, materials and equipment you need for the course (including additional costs, specialist stockists, etc.) Note: your tutor may recommend additional items during the course.

Recommended book   “Ele nuevo intermedio”, by Virgilio Borobio, SM Ele, both student’s book and exercise book. A Spanish-English dictionary.

What you can do next

Spanish Level 6, GCSE or conversation courses.

Additional information - General

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. 

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