Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.
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This course will enable you to use a broader range of oral, aural and written language skills, sufficient to get by in Spanish speaking countries with some hesitations on topics concerned with everyday matters and express your view in writing in a more elaborate style. You will also further develop your understanding of the culture of the Spanish speaking world.
A wide range of topics useful for your holiday in Spanish speaking countries will be covered i.e. holidays; the city,likes and dislikes; character, advices; newspaper, publicity;fiestas, free time;daily routines, sports; telephone conversations; history and culture.
Grammar: Ser & Estar, present perfect;Imperatives, Superlatives;Future, Conditional;Subject pronouns;Present Subjunctive ;Prepositional sentences;Preterits;Imperfect ;“Se impersonal”
Who is this course for?
This course is for students who have studied Spanish for two years part-time or equivalent (i.e. for students who have done Stages A&B Fast Track), who wish to consolidate and improve their existing language skills.
Pasos 2: Spanish Intermediate Course, 3rd edition, by Rosa María Martín and Martyn Ellis
Learning and Teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.
Coursework and Assessment
For us the most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.
Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.