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Move beyond conversational basics with our Spanish Lower Intermediate short course. The course comprises three modules set at progressive levels over one year.
Taught mostly in Spanish, this language short course is perfect if you have some knowledge of Spanish and would like to continue learning.
The Spanish Lower Intermediate (Year 2) course will enable you to communicate with more variation and fluency, so you feel confident in most everyday situations with Spanish speakers. It aims to broaden understanding of the Spanish culture and way of life. Challenging but rewarding, the Spanish Lower Intermediate course is perfectly suited to those looking to improve their skills and knowledge.
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.
All of our language short courses are taught by qualified native speakers and delivered at City, University of London’s main campus, in the heart of the capital.
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 Spanish Lower Intermediate is ideal if you have completed the Spanish Beginners course or have a good beginners knowledge of Spanish. You can check your level using our online guidelines.
The Spanish Lower Intermediate course is taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in October. We only advise joining Module Two or Module Three if you are already familiar with the content from earlier modules (see the What will I learn? section below for module content).
The Spanish Lower Intermediate short course is ideal if you have either:
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.
The emphasis in this course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.
Classroom activities will include:
Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework. All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
There is no formal assessment and no qualification is issued at the end of the course, but you will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course. You must attend over 70 per cent of the classes to be eligible for the certificate.
Ele actual A2: Curso de español para extranjeros, ed. SM, ISBN 9788467547474
Cristina has been teaching at City, University of London for the last ten years, both in the Spanish for Business and Media courses, and the evening Short Courses. She has a Spanish BA (Hons) in Economics and qualified as a teacher with the University of Barcelona accredited Spanish CLTA, and as a trainer (IH Certificate Courses Trainer, London). As well as her extensive experience teaching in different institutions, she has been a teacher trainer since 2007, is an examiner with the IB, and external examiner for the GCSLTA.