Spanish Lower Intermediate (Year 2)
You can order a bocadillo with flair; you can ask directions to the Park Güell; you are comfortable asking how much football tickets cost for the best seats in the stadium at Santiago Bernabéu; and can talk about el sol y la luna with your Spanish colleagues. But now you want to have an in depth conversation with locals you meet on holiday and understand what the waiter explains to you. You want to understand Spanish films and broaden your conversation at a meeting with Spanish-speaking clients.
Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are built upon and advanced main points in Spanish grammar are covered. This Lower Intermediate Spanish short course enables students to communicate with more variation and fluency to feel confident in most everyday situations with native Spanish speakers. It also aims to broaden understanding of the Spanish culture and way of life.
The course consists of one evening class a week for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, the Spanish Lower Intermediate short course is ideal for those with various commitments or working full time.
- Talking about studies and work;
- Expressing necessity;
- Expressing opinions and preferences;
- Describing personality;
- Asking and giving information about food;
- To go shopping;
- Making plans for the future;
- Describing places and making comparisons;
- Asking for and giving directions;
- Talking about recent events and experiences in the past.
- Talking about past events;
- Writing a biography;
- Describing a holiday, talking about the weekend;
- Expressing what someone is doing;
- Expressing opinions about events in the past;
- Talking about food preferences and habits;
- Asking for permission/a favour;
- Making invitations, apologising, making excuses;
- Describing symptoms and giving advice;
- Talking about the weather.
- Describing circumstances in the past;
- Describing habits in the past;
- Talking about memories;
- Comparing the present moment with periods in the past;
- Telling a story;
- Arranging past events in sequence;
- Giving advice and making recommendations;
- Giving instructions;
- Describing objects.
Suitability - Who should attend?
The Spanish Lower Intermediate short course is ideal if you have either:
- successfully completed the Spanish Beginners (Year 1) course or the Spanish Beginners Summer Intensive short course
- approximately 40-60 hours of prior formal study
- a rusty (but good) Spanish GCSE.
Modules are taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in the autumn (October).
If you wish to join Module Two of the Spanish Lower Intermediate 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.
You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.
Training Course Content
- Personal introductions;
- Work and studies;
- Character description;
- Plans and projects;
- Food and the restaurant;
- Past experiences and recent events;
- Opinions, likes and dislikes;
- Shopping for clothes;
- Life in a city/village;
- Holidays and travelling;
- The weekend;
- Past events;
- Permission and favours;
- Opinions about past events;
- Situations happening at the moment of speaking;
- Food preparation and customs in the Spanish-speaking world;
- Health and body;
- The weather;
- Habits and descriptions in the past;
- Circumstances of a past event;
- Anecdotes and stories;
- Instructions to do things;
- Suggestions and recommendations;
- Descriptions of objects.
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