Intermediate Spanish - Stage C
This course will enable you to use a broader range of oral, aural and written language skills, enabling you to get by in Spanish speaking countries 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 Spanish speaking countries.
The emphasis of the course is on speaking and in class you will get ample opportunity to:
- practise your conversational skills through pair-work and group exercises
- listen to authentic audio/video tapes
- read simplified newspaper texts
- complete exercises to enhance your vocabulary and knowledge of grammar.
The following topics will be covered:
- the city
- likes and dislikes
- giving advice
- newspapers and publicity
- fiestas, free time and daily routines, sports
- telephone conversations
- history and culture
- famous people
- job adverts and letters
The course will also cover the main grammatical points you need at this level which will include ser and estar, present perfect, imperatives, superlatives, future, conditional, subject pronouns, present subjunctive, prepositional sentences, preterits and imperfect, "se impersonal" and pluperfect.
The textbook is Ramon Palencia, Nuevo Ele, Intermedio (Lessons 1-7).
Learning and teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively take part in class through various 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. In additional to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time revising and practising what has been done in class between lessons.
Library and computing facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.
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.