Spanish - Improvers 2

Ref: C2337523

Interested in improving your Spanish? Come along and expand your knowledge by developing and gaining new skills that will help improve your understanding of the language and the culture. Take your Spanish to a higher level!

Course aim

The aim of this course is to expand students’ knowledge by developing and gaining skills that will help improve their understanding of the language and cultural customs of Spanish speaking countries.

Who is the course for?

Must know a little basic Spanish.

What topics will this course cover

The course will focus on our lifestyle: body parts, health, getting an appointment with the doctor, sports, Mediterranean and other diets and how we will be in the future.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Interaction/communication: establish and maintain communication in Spanish; manipulate linguistic structures to express ideas; and apply knowledge of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. 2. Understanding texts: understand and interpret information in texts using a range of strategies; summarise the main points; and identify and explain aspects of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. 3. Producing texts: produce texts appropriate to purpose and context; apply knowledge of diverse linguistic structures to convey information and express original ideas; and apply knowledge of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Through a variety of activities (e.g. discussion, group work and weekly homework) the tutor will ensure students are improving. Formative assessment will take place in every session in order to check on and measure students’ progress. At the end of the course, students will complete a summative assessment in the form of a ‘Pub Quiz’ to find out if learning objectives have been met. Additionally, verbal and written constructive feedback will be constantly provided.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Students may find it helpful to have a bilingual dictionary (Spanish-English) to use during the lessons and to support their learning, a notepad to make notes in and a folder to store handouts, their own notes and other resources.

Reading and information sources

Useful websites: http://www.wordreference.com/ http://www.spanishdict.com/ https://es.duolingo.com/ http://www.lightspeedspanish.co.uk/ https://pollylingu.al/es/fr http://www.studyspanish.com/links/help.htm http://www.spanishvocabulary.ca/ http://spanishfood.about.com/ http://www.bbc.com/mundo http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/ Spanish verbs conjugator: http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-spanish.html http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation http://www.spaleon.com/

What could the course lead to?

Students can continue their Spanish learning by joining the follow-on course Spanish: Improvers 2 at the WEA. During this course, the knowledge acquired will be put into more practice whilst being developed further to enhance the students understanding of Spanish language and culture.

Download full course outline

Spanish - Improvers 2 Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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