COURSE PROGRAMME (following book Gente Hoy 1 – Libro de trabajo, 2013 – Not included in the course fee)
WEEK 1 Greetings, introductions and sharing our experiences learning Spanish.
Getting to know our classmates better: describing people and clothes.
Revising how to request and give personal information.
Revising some Present Tense endings and verbs GUSTAR/ENCANTAR.
Understanding and sharing information about likes and dislikes.
WEEK 2 Unit 7: Gente que trabaja (1)
Talking about jobs and places of work (pp.78-79, ex. 1 & 2).
Asking others about their jobs and describing yours (p.79, ex. 3)
Explain what someone is doing right now? Present Continuous (p.79, ex. 4)
Describing required qualities to perform a job (p.80, ex. 5)
Revision of Present Tense verbs (additional material)
WEEK 3 Unit 7: Gente que trabaja (2)
Looking for a job: describing your experience in an interview (p.81, ex. 6)
Talking about life & work experience: Spanish-speaking celebrities (p.82, ex. 7)
Introduction to “Pretérito Perfecto” Tense (additional material)
Asking others about their life experiences (p.83, ex. 8 & 9)
Talking about what we did today, this week/month/year or recently (additional materials)
WEEK 4 Unit 7: Gente que trabaja (3)
Understanding job offers and writing a CV in Spanish (pp.84-85, ex. 10)
Selecting the best candidate for a job (pp. 84-85, ex. 10)
At home: Reading comprehension ¿Igualdad de oportunidades? (pp.86-87)
WEEK 5 Unit 8: Gente que viaja (1)
Talking about dates, time, parts of the day and places (pp.88-89, ex. 1)
Vocabulary related to holidays and travelling (p.89, ex. 2)
Camino de Santiago and expressing “already” and “not yet” (p.90, ex. 3)
Understanding phone conversations about courses/holidays (p.91, ex. 4)
Practicing speaking on the phone (additional material)
WEEK 6 Unit 8: Gente que viaja (2)
Means of transport and asking about distances (p.92, ex. 5 A)
Celebrations in Spanish-speaking countries (p.92, ex. 6) + additional material
Discussing bookings and opening hours (pp.92-93, ex. 7 & 8)
WEEK 7 Unit 8: Gente que viaja (3)
Understanding information about flights and booking one (p.94, ex. 9)
Booking accommodation in a hotel (p.95, ex. 10)
Talking about travelling plans using “IR + A + Infinitive” (p.95, ex. 11)
At home: Reading comprehension ¡Qué raros son! (pp.96-97, ex. 12)
WEEK 8 Unit 9: Gente de ciudad (1)
Information about Spanish-speaking cities (p.98-99, ex. 1)
Comparing: more/less than + as much as… (p.102, ex. 4)
Talking about what type of city we like (p.102, ex. 5)
City or countryside: advantages and disadvantages (p.103, ex. 7)
At home: Reading comprehension Una ciudad para vivir (p.101, ex. 3)
WEEK 9 Unit 9: Gente de ciudad (2)
Survey about Bristol: a good city to live in? (p.100, ex. 2)
Understanding citizens talking about problems in a city (p.104, ex. 8)
Solving some problems in a city (p.105, ex. 9)
How can Bristol be improved? Problems and solutions (pp.104-105, ex. 10)
At home: Reading comprehension Bogotá en bici (p.104-105, ex.11 & 12)
WEEK 10 Revision, games, quiz and end of course drinks
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- There will be a maximum of 15 students in class.
- The course materials included in the price are any materials used in class (i.e. handouts, games, PDFs, Power Points, audio files and links to online activities), which will be sent by email as well.
- Students will have to buy a classbook, which will last 2 courses (Elementary 1 and Elementary 2) and cost around £20-30. It can be first hand or second hand (with no answers to the exercises written on the book).
- If a student misses a class, learning materials will be provided by email and any handouts only given on paper format in class will be handed out in the next session. After revising those materials at home, the student can email the tutor to ask any questions they may have. Missed lessons will not be refunded.
- Cancellation policy: if a student wishes to withdraw from the course, they must notify SCB by email. With 2 weeks notice or more, full refund. With 1 week notice, 50 % refund. With less than 1 week notice, no refund.
- For the course to go ahead, a minimum of 6 students is required. If the week before the course starts a group has less than 6 students registered, that group may have to be cancelled and registered students will receive a full refund. Alternatively, the course can still go ahead, but the fee will have to be increased.
- In order to complete the full A2 level of the CEFR, students will have to complete the Elementary 1 (A2.1) and Elementary 2 courses (A2.2).
- This course does not lead to an official certificate; students can register for official DELE or GCSE exams independently. SCB can advise on where to take the exams and offer additional exam preparation classes.