This course is suitable for those students who have already studied Spanish for about one year.
Instruction is given in Spanish using visual and audio supports. The course aims to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. It enables students to understand native Spanish speakers and will help them in practical conversation. Come and learn Spanish in a fun and relaxed atmosphere through role-play, music and games.
The course follows the topics covered in the book Pasos 1. However, the tutor will use his own materials and extracts from several resources, so there is no need to buy Pasos 1.
This course will give you the opportunity to learn the Spanish for the following:
Inviting people; accepting and refusing invitations.
Talking about place you have recently visited.
Explaining what are you going to do in your future holidays.
Describing past events.
You will also learn some basic grammar, in particular:
Uses of the verbs ‘ser’ and ‘estar’.
Revision of the use of ‘gustar’.
Forms and uses of the Past Perfect.
Communicating future intentions using ‘Ir + a + infintive’.
Forms and some uses of the conditional tense.
Forms and uses of the preterite or simple past.
Francisco Garcia Fernandez is a native speaker from Granada (Spain) and is an experienced teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language. He has taught Spanish in Russia and Spain. He has a degree in Slavonic Studies, a Masters in Russian Literature and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. Further more, he is qualified to assess DELE exams. He also teaches Spanish in Primary and Secondary Schools in Cambridgeshire.