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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

Develop accuracy in your Spanish communication skills, working at a high level. Contribute to discussions on unfamiliar topics; refer to hypothetical situations and understand a comprehensive range of vocabulary. Take part in everyday spoken exchanges relating to present, past and future. Learn to give descriptions and make comparisons, give your opinion and respond to the opinions of others. Suitable for students who have studied Spanish for three years.

What you need to join the class

a) guidance needed: None required. b) entry requirements: Students need at least three 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. : Speaking about the past, the preterite and the imperfect, personal pronouns , using the subjunctive and speaking about the future.

Teaching and learning activities

Through various activities including speaking, reading, writing, role-play, language games, group work, pair work, conversation practice, the use of CDs, webpages and IT resources.

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

1. Greet people, say hello and goodbye. 2. Introduce yourself & others. 3. Say what you like/dislike. 4. Describe objects. 5. Explain what an object is used for. 6. Recognise and say materials and shapes. 7. Speak about presents. 8. Understand and use direct and indirect object personal pronouns. 9. Recognise and say the future in the regular verbs. 10. Recognise and say the future in the irregular verbs. 11. Speak about the future. 12. Make predictions about the future. 13. Speak about how your life will be in twenty years. 14. Speak about superstitions. 15. Express conditions with the first conditional. 16. Recognise and use the imperative in the regular verbs. 17. Recognise and use the imperative in the irregular verbs. 18. Use the imperative with personal pronouns. 19. Ask for permission to do somethin. 20. Accept or refuse permission. 21. Ask for a favour and answer. 22. Explain if something is allowed. 23. Ask to borrow things and answer. 24. Speak about how you learn Spanish . 25. Use “llevar”+time+gerund. 26. Use “desde”, “desde hace”, “desde que“. 27. Explain what are you good at/not good at. 28. Speak about your last Spanish course. 29. Speak about daily routine in the past. 30. Revise the preterite and the imperfect. 31. Revise time expressions for the preterite and the imperfect. 32. Speak about the past using the preterite and the imperfect. 33. Learning skills : tips to learn Spanish. 34. Learning skills: working with songs. 35. Read about different varieties of Southamerican Spanish. 36. Revise and widen vocabulary. 37. Read about the history of corn. 38. Speak about friendship and love. 39. Describe a friend or partner . 40. Widen vocabulary of adjectives to describe people. 41. Speak about how you met your friend or partner. 42. Tell facts about the past. 43. Use the preterite and the imperfect. 44. Use the imperfect continuous. 45. Use of verbs “recíprocos” and personal pronouns. 46. Expressing cause with “porque” or “como”. 47. Use “empezar”/”volver a” + infinitive. 48. Use of “cuando”, “luego”, “después”, “entonces”. 49. Learning skills: learn from your mistakes. 50. Read about Latin-American Indians. 51. Describe places. 52. Widen your vocabulary about places. 53. Give your opinion about places. 54. Speak about personal experiences using the present perfect and the preterite. 55. Speak about your last holidays using the preterite and the imperfect. 56. Make comparisons . 57. Use the superlative. 58. Ask for and give cultural information 59. Use of question words. 60. Use of “qué”, “cuál” and “cuáles”. 61. Use of question words + prepositions. 62. Use of “tener que “ and “deber de” to express probability. 63. Test your knowledge about South America. 64. Read about the history of potatoes. 65. Read about Venezuela. 66. Widen your vocabulary of verbs to speak about your life. 67. Understand and use the past perfect. 68. Speak about the past using the preterite, the imperfect the present perfect and the past perfect. 69. Use sentences to show interest for someone. 70. Express happiness. 71. Express sadness . 72. Express surprise. 73. Verbs with preposition “de” . 74. Use “hace”, “dentro de” and “a los/las…” to express time. 75. Use the past perfect. 76. Verbs with preposition “de”. 77. Learning skills: deduce the meaning of a word by the context. 78. •Read about “tapas”. 79. Understand and use the subjunctive in the regular verbs. 80. Understand and use the subjunctive in the irregular verbs. 81. Express wishes with the subjunctive. 82. Speak about the future using the subjunctive. 83. Make plans with the subjunctive. 84. Widen vocabulary about animals. 85. Read about celebrations and fiestas. 86. Speak about health. 87. Widen my vocabulary. 88. Have a better understanding of grammar . 89. Improving my listening skils . 90. Improving my speaking skills . 91. Improving my reading skills. 92. Improving my writing skills.

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 one hour’s study 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 inicial 2” and “Ele intermedio” by Virgilio Borobio, SM Ele, both student’s book and exercise book . A Spanish-English dictionary.

What you can do next

Spanish Year 5, GCSE

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