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Spanish 2A

For those who've had about 50-60 hours instruction, or who have spoken or studied Spanish in the past. Learn how to deal with everyday situations in more detail, how to talk about future plans and past events and get to grips with the structure of the language.
  • Who is it for?

    This course is for people who have attended regularly and completed a Beginners course or for people who would like to brush-up and extend a basic knowledge of the language.
    If you are not sure about the level, please take our self-assessment.
    Download self-assessment questionnaire

  • What does it cover?

    The emphasis of the course is on the spoken language and the understanding of spoken and written Spanish. The aims are: to consolidate and develop the skills gained in a beginners' course and to learn new essential grammar and everyday vocabulary.
    Topics will include: asking and giving personal information on home; family and interests; talking about plans and intentions; talking about how you feel and describing symptoms; giving advice; saying what you and others have done/not done recently; apologizing and giving excuses.

    You will be working towards reaching A2 level of competency in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), incorporating these objectives:
    - Understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). Catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
    - Read short, simple texts. Find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as menus and timetables and understand short simple personal letters.
    - Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. Handle very short social exchanges, even though you may still find it hard to keep the conversation going yourself.
    - Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms your family and other people, living conditions, your educational background and your job.
    - Write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs. Write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone.
    - Use the present and past tenses with confidence.

  • What will it be like?



    The course is taught in Spanish. Students listen and work with sound recordings regularly. Emphasis is on effective communication. There is plenty of conversation practice between the tutor and the group and in pairs. Errors are corrected where they relate to a specific language point being learned and where the message is confused. Where the meaning is conveyed, mistakes are not corrected since this would impede fluency. Reading and written exercises are usually given for homework. Students are encouraged to do written homework.
    Your tutor will assess your learning throughout the course and you will receive regular feedback. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate your own progress and discuss it with your tutor at the end of the course.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Pen, paper and a ring binder or folder. The tutor will recommend a course book, grammar and language activities books as well as dictionaries. You will be given homework to revise your learning and to prepare for the next lesson. It is expected that you do regular self study to further your language learning. You should ideally spend some time every day practising the language.

  • What could it lead to?

    Stage 2B at the Centre.

Available Courses

Spanish 2A

For those who've had about 50-60 hours instruction, or who have spoken or studied Spanish in the past. Learn how to deal with everyday situations in more detail, how to talk about future plans and past events and get to grips with the structure of the language.

Self Assessment

26 September 2024 – 12 December 2024
Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Course Code:353
£175 / £61
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Students at this level should be able to understand and communicate effectively unaided on everyday, routine matters but will still have quite a limited range. Emphasis is on developing your vocabulary, accuracy and fluency so that you can express your opinions and follow the gist of popular media.

26 September 2024 – 12 December 2024
Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:356
£167 / £58
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For more information contact langs@marywardcentre.ac.uk at admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk

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