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Beginning Spanish 3

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

This course aims to improve the spoken and listening skills of students with a very basic knowledge of Spanish. Students will have the opportunity to practice the language for everyday purposes such as asking for and giving simple information, buying clothes, ordering food, etc. and to revise the basic grammatical structures of the language.
This course will run for four weeks with one session of 2.5 hours per week and the course materials are included

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

Students should have completed Spanish 1.1 or otherwise acquired a similar level of proficiency. More specifically students should have some knowledge of basic structures like the Spanish alphabet, genders and articles, the present tense.

Content of Course

  • Vacaciones: Holidays, finding and booking the perfect hotel.. Expressing future plans and
  • Viajes: Travelling and transport: at the airport, at the train station etc. Asking for information.. Finding your way around town.
  • ¡De compras!: Going shopping and buying clothes. Expressing habits and customs.
  • ¡A comer!: Gastronomy. Typical food of Spanish speaking countries. Vocabulary and handy phrases to use at the restaurant.

Teaching method(s)

The course is tutorial based with a combination of whole class activity and group work; use of audio-visual material as teaching aids (audiotapes, CDs, videos and DVDs). In order to fully benefit from the course and to achieve the learning outcomes, you will need to devote some time outwith classes to revision and homework.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics
  • Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help
  • Understand very short, simple texts on familiar topics


Core Readings

Handouts will be provided and there is no need to purchase a textbook. If students whish to buy a book for reference we recommend: Aula Internacional 1 Libro del alumno y ejercicios + CD (ISBN: 9788484432289)

Web Sources

Where appropriate web sources will be provided by tutor.

Student support

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