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Spanish Beginners (Year 1)

City University London
Course summary
10 weeks
English
Part time
London
Open / Scheduled
Spanish Beginners (Year 1)

Course description

Spanish Beginners (Year 1)

The course covers the key vocabulary and basic grammar needed to hold conversations with native speakers, such as greetings, talking about yourself and others and also essential phrases to use when visiting a Spanish speaking country.

You will learn how to introduce yourself, your profession and family members, how to describe one’s house, office and items contained therein, how to speak about food and clothes including their colours. You will also learn how to explain modes of transport and itineraries and how to speak about hobbies and interests.

As well as learning to make statements about daily life in Spanish, you also learn how to abstract the relevant information by asking questions and practising these questions and responses in class. In order to build confidence and understand the structure of the language, you will learn articles, verb conjugation, pronunciation, comparatives and superlatives as well as adjectives. Past and future tense are introduced in Modules Two and Three.

The course consists of one evening class a week, for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, which is ideal for those with various commitments or working full-time.

Learning objectives

Module 1

  • Introducing yourself and others;
  • Greeting Talking about yourself;
  • Asking and answering personal questions;
  • Talking about your family;
  • Describing oneself and somebody else;
  • How to order a drink and a snack in a bar.

Module 2

  • Buying objects;
  • Asking and giving price;
  • Describing your house;
  • Expressing likes and dislikes;
  • Tell the time.

Module 3

  • Talking about your daily routine;
  • Talking about the weekend;
  • Expressing positive and negative aspects;
  • Expressing the knowledge of how to do something;
  • Expressing opinions;
  • Describing past events.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

Modules are taught at progressive levels, if you have no prior knowledge you must start at Module One in the autumn (October).

If you wish to join Module Two of the Spanish short course (in January), you must have completed Module One or be familiar with the content taught in Module One, specified in the  What will I learn? section.

If you wish to enrol on Module Three of the short course (in April/May), you must have completed both Module One and Module Two or be familiar with the content taught in these two modules, found in the  What will I learn? section.

Please check your level by using our online guidelines before enrolling.

Training Course Content

Topics covered

Module 1

  • Greetings;
  • the alphabet;
  • numbers 0 to 100;
  • countries and nationalities;
  • professions;
  • Personal information;
  • Formal and informal situations;
  • Order a drink in a bar;
  • Physical description and personality.
  • the family.

Module 2

  • Shopping;
  • The city, the house: parts of the house and furniture;
  • Likes and dislikes;
  • The time, days of the week, the months, the weather.

Module 3

  • The daily routine;
  • Spare time/ weekends;
  • Work;
  • Past events.

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City University London

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