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Spanish Intermediate Step 2

Course Times & Enrolment

Mondays from 23rd January 2023 (Code SP105-201) Add to Basket Mondays from
23rd January 2023 5:30pm - 7:00pm • (10 classes)
LG45 Paterson's Land, Holyrood Campus • Tutor: Alonso Munoz Carreno BA, PGDipEd
£155.00 Concessions and discounts
Tuesdays from 18th April 2023 (Code SP105-302) Add to Basket Tuesdays from
18th April 2023 7:15pm - 8:45pm • (10 classes)
M16 Paterson's Land, Holyrood Campus • Tutor: Ana Fernandez
£155.00 Concessions and discounts

Course Summary

To acknowledge the pace of learning and the importance of student confidence with using a language, our 90-hour Spanish Intermediate is subdivided into six progressive steps: Intermediate Step 1, Intermediate Step 2, Intermediate Step 3, Intermediate Step 4, Intermediate Step 5, and Intermediate Step 6.

Upon completion of the six steps, students who have fully engaged with all the learning activities will achieve the equivalent of B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and will be able to communicate independently and get by in both familiar and unfamiliar situations.

Students will develop these Intermediate linguistic skills through a variety of listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities.

Our courses are taught by specialists, using the target language productively in the classroom.

The course will include autonomous learning activities, which enable students to practise and consolidate their skills.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

Spanish Intermediate is subdivided into six progressive steps: Intermediate Step 1, Intermediate Step 2, Intermediate Step 3, Intermediate Step 4, Intermediate Step 5, and Intermediate Step 6.

Intermediate Step 1 is suitable for students who have completed an Elementary course (steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6), or have achieved the equivalent of an A2 level of the CEFR.

Students who have completed Intermediate Step 1 will be able to progress to the next step.

Students who have any prior knowledge of the language are encouraged to self-assess their proficiency by using our on-line assessment or by contacting the Course Organiser

Students who have registered for a course that is not at the right level can request a transfer after session 1 and 2 of the course. (see our Languages FAQ)

Special Information

Students will be asked to buy the following textbook(s)

  •  Aula Internacional Plus 3 - Libro del alumno - ISBN 9788418032226 

We recommend that you do not buy your textbook before the first session of your course so we can be certain that your chosen course is at the right level for you. The course book will not be used in the first session of the course.

For more information on course books, visit our Languages FAQ

Content of Course

As they progress from Intermediate Step 1 to Intermediate Step 6, students will learn how to:

  • Read and discuss authentic texts such as newspaper articles and short stories
  • Write a letter of complaint
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a proposal
  • Talk about a film or a book
  • Present the main points of a conference
  • Discuss current affairs
  • Write a story

Students will learn more about the cultures associated with the language and its speakers.

Teaching method(s)

Students will explore the use of the language in a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Students will experience the target language in a productive way, carefully designed to grow familiarity and confidence.

We follow an action-oriented communicative approach. The lessons include whole-class activities and pair or small-group work, role-play, responding to short texts, listening to dialogues, and watching video clips. Grammar is introduced in context. Students will engage with more extensive written exercises and reading texts as part of the autonomous learning activities on the course page on-line (the Virtual Learning Environment of the University of Edinburgh).

Learning is assessed informally throughout the course with the teacher providing regular feedback to help students progress and plan their learning.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the six steps of the Intermediate course, students who have fully engaged with all the learning activities will achieve the equivalent B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and will be able to:

  1. exchange, check and confirm information, deal with less routine situations;
  2. express thoughts on more abstract, cultural topics such as films, books, music;
  3. understand a large part of many TV programmes such as interviews, short lectures, and news reports;
  4. write short narrations and simple essays on topics of interest;
  5. show control of a sufficient range of language to describe unpredictable situations, explain the main points of an idea or problem.

Queries

If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.