Spanish Upper Intermediate - Year 3 Short Courses
Taught in Spanish, this is a course for upper intermediate students, running once a week in central London. Spanish Upper Intermediate is a follow-up to Spanish Lower Intermediate (Year 2) for those wishing to consolidate both active and passive skills for the purpose of practical communication. Whether you are studying for travelling, working abroad or with foreign companies, or broadening your horizons, the Spanish Upper Intermediate course will enable you to communicate confidently, socialise and not feel out of place in the country you are visiting.
This is a three-term course for upper intermediate students. If you miss an October enrolment and you already have some significant knowledge of Spanish, you can join the Upper Intermediate class in Term 2 or 3 but you will need to have your Spanish level assessed. You can either do this by contacting us on 020 7040 8268 or by checking your level using our online guidelines.
|Start Date||Start Time||Duration||Cost||Course Code||Apply|
|Monday 1 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 1)||CE1816||Enrollment Closed|
|Monday 21 January 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 2)||CE1816||Apply Now|
|Monday 29 April 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 3)||CE1816||Apply Now|
|Monday 1 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||30 classes over 3 terms||£500.00 (All Modules)||CE1816||Enrollment Closed|
Cristina Termenón has a BA Hons in Economics (Oviedo, 1993) and a International House Certificate for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language (Madrid, 2003) and IH Certificate Courses Trainer (London, 2007). She has taught in various schools and at Roehampton University.
You should have one of the following:
- approximately 100-120 hrs prior formal study
- successfully completed Spanish Lower Intermediate - Year 2
- be able to express wishes; give advice (present conditional); voice intentions and planning in the future, relate past events and express opinion and obligation; narrate memories and past events using the imperfect tense. For students who can carry out a conversation: you should be able to follow discussions on topics of current interest in the language
- a (good but) rusty Spanish A-level.
What will I learn?
Typical themes will be travel and tourism, people and places, work, family, social issues, politics, culture and economy of the country in question.
The course will also enable students to display an in-depth knowledge of the culture of the country.
Teaching and Assessment
Classroom activities will include: small and whole group discussions, role-playing, listening and reading authentic material (from the press, television or radio), note-taking, gap-filling exercises, writing short essays, grammar in context.
There is no textbook required but you are advised to read and listen to authentic material regularly.
The tutor will discuss course material during the first class.
Having successfully completed the Spanish Upper Intermediate (Year 3) course, you can progress to Spanish Advanced (Year 4).
At the end of the course students are expected to be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularty encounted in work, school, leasure, etc. Students are able to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. They can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal intest. Students can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.