Prerequisite for entry
Basic knowledge of Spanish (successful completion of Spanish syllabus 1 at UCL CLIE or GCSE a long time ago.)
10 x 2-hour classes.
After 20 hours students may progress to level 2
Aims and Objectives
The aim of the course is to enable students to function at a basic everyday survival level (basic vocabulary and grammar). Students should be able to communicate in and understand Spanish on a number of practical everyday matters. Language learning skills, including autonomous learning and how to approach authentic material will be enhanced. Some transferable skills will also be covered.
- Expressing and comparing likes, dislikes and interests.
- Agreeing and disagreeing about likes and dislikes.
- Speaking about personal relationships.
- Talking about daily routines.
- Talking about leisure and free time activities.
- Asking and telling the time.
- Ordering and giving information about food and drinks in a restaurant.
- Describing neighbourhoods, towns and cities.
- Asking for and providing information on how to get to different locations.
Main topics/themes to be covered:
- Personal likes, dislikes and interests.
- Daily routine activities.
- Domestic tasks.
- Leisure and free time activities. Sports.
- Chronological time. Days of the week.
- Food and drinks. At the restaurant.
- The neighbourhood, city or town.
- Services and locations in cities.
Basic rules of the pronunciation of spoken Spanish
Grammar and linguistic structures
- Verbs gustar and encantar.
- Prepositional pronouns.
- The Present tense: regular, irregular, stem-changing and reflexive verbs.
- Reflexive pronouns: me, te, se, nos, os, se.
- Expressions of frequency: a veces, normalmente, todos los días…
- Adverbs of time, degree and frequency.
- Prepositions and adverbs of place: a, en, al lado de, lejos, cerca...
- Quantifiers: algún, ningún, muchos…
- Aula Internacional 1 (student’s book, English version. Difusión. ISBN-13: 9788415846772) Chapters: 5 - 6 - 7 - 8.
- Online platform campus.difusion.com (materials to be used in class, as homework and for self-study; details will be provided in class). For this online platform, students will need to open their own account and then, for full access, purchase a premium account for a year access.
- We recommend you to acquire your book (Aula Internacional 1), or the platform, or both through the European Bookshop.
- In addition, there is a range of language learning materials for self-study in the Self-Access Centre (SAC).