Spanish 4 (Advanced)

Esperanza Fernandez
Gosling Room
Thursdays 2.30-4.30pm

This course is for those who have a high level of understanding and confidence in spoken and written Spanish, who want to maintain and improve their fluency and accuracy when talking about a wide variety of subjects. They would either have studied for about seven academic years or equivalent, or have done an A-level, or have lived in a Spanish speaking country. Students will be expected to have knowledge of all tenses including present, past, future, conditional, imperative & subjunctive, although these will be revised and practised as needed.

The maximum class size is 10. Conversations and presentations will be the main class activities, and it will be done entirely in the target language.  Students will be asked at the beginning of each term if there is anything they want to revise regarding grammar or any other area of interest they would like to explore. They will be encouraged to bring personal, social, cultural, and topical news to the classroom, and make presentations about them. Topics for conversation will include current affairs in England & Spain, as well as films, plays, exhibitions, and personal interests students may want to talk about. Students will be encouraged to read newspapers and other material for class discussion.

We usually also read a novel through the course. The book we will be reading is Mejor Manolo by Elvira Lindo.

Dates:
16 September - 09 December 2021 (Half term Thursday 28 October)
Fees:
Non-members: £178 (12 weeks)
Members: £147 (12 weeks)
Concessions: £10 (contact the office for details)