Spanish - Improvers

Ref: C2338247

We will start the course talking about our past experiences (present perfect and past tenses), indicating the beginning of an action and the duration (desde, hace, desde hace). In the second part of the course, we will develop imaginative thinking about the future. We will use future tenses, learn how to use conditional sentences and how to formulate hypothesis (depende). As always, everything is framed in the Hispanic culture.

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.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Interaction/communication: establish and maintain communication in Spanish; manipulate linguistic structures to express ideas; and apply knowledge of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
  • 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.
  • 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 be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Spanish - Improvers Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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