Spanish 2 (Intermediate)

Esperanza Fernandez
Online
Wednesday 12.45pm - 2.45pm

THE AUTUMN TERM WILL RUN VIA ZOOM

This course is for those who have studied for a minimum of one academic year or equivalent, and who want to communicate effectively in a range of topics from everyday situations to home, family, work &leisure, as well as events from the past and plans for the future. Students will be expected to have some knowledge of the present tense, including: ser & estar, regular, irregular, reflexive, pronominal & radical changing verbs, although these will be revised and practised as needed.

Topics covered will include: Holidays, what you usually do, and what you did, Telling your life story, Talking about history, Saying what you used to do & what people were like, Contrasting the present with the past, Making comparisons, Buying clothes & souvenirs, Describing what has happened, Recalling childhood memories, and Talking about plans & intentions. The past tenses will be the main tenses explored and practised including the preterite, the imperfect and the past perfect. The future will also be introduced.

The maximum class size is 12. Speaking will be the main activity, and students will be encouraged to bring personal, cultural, and topical news to the classroom, and make short presentations about them. Students will also participate in role-plays, pair & group work, games and exercises. Other activities will include: reading & listening comprehension, translation, and written homework using the book, and handouts provided by the teacher. The target language will be used as much as possible, but grammatical explanations will be done in English.

Materials: the book we will be using is Sueños 1 (BBC) ISBN 0-563-47246-4

Dates:
Autumn Term 16 Sept - 09 Dec 2020 (Half term 28 Oct)
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ONLY TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE AUTUMN TERM
Fees:
£175 non-member - 12-week term
£145 member - 12-week term