COURSE PROGRAMME (following book Gente Hoy 1 – Libro del alumno, 2013 – Not included in the course fee)
WEEK 1 Introduction to the course and sharing our experiences learning Spanish.
Getting to know our classmates better.
Activities to refresh our previous knowledge of Spanish. (Additional material)
Talking about historical events (pp.108-109, ex. 1).
Learning how to say years and past dates (additional material)
WEEK 2 Unit 10: Gente y fechas (2)
Introduction to the Preterite Tense – Conjugation Regular/Irregular (pp.112-113)
Activities to learn the new conjugation (additional material): game or practical activity (additional material)
Talking / Asking about historical dates and events (p. 115, ex. 8 & 9)
20 key dates in Spanish History (p.116-117, ex. 10 & 11) and discussion.
WEEK 3 Unit 10: Gente y fechas (3)
Spanish and Latin American cinema (pp.110-111)
Talking about our past and other people’s biography (p.113, ex. 5, 6 and 7)
Comparing what happened yesterday/today (Preterite vs Perfect Tenses) (pp.112, ex. 3 & 4)
WEEK 4 Unit 11: Gente en casa (1)
Understanding descriptions of accommodation (pp.118-119 & 122, ex. 1 & 4)
Describing furniture and where to place it in the house (p. 120, ex. 2)
Talking about what we need to buy for the house and how much it costs (p.121, ex. 3)
Revising numbers and use of SER vs ESTAR
At home: Reading Comprehension Los jóvenes españoles se quedan en casa (pp.126-127, ex. 11)
WEEK 5 Unit 11: Gente en casa (2)
Discussing text Los jóvenes españoles se quedan en casa.
Looking for long-term accommodation in a Spanish-speaking country (p. 124, ex. 8)
Sharing flat and making decisions in Spanish (pp. 125, ex. 9 & 10)
WEEK 6 Unit 11: Gente en casa (3)
Understanding Spanish addresses (p. 122, ex. 5)
Understanding/giving directions to places (pp. 122-123, ex. 6 & 7)
Introduction to Imperative Tense: giving instructions, commands and advice (p. 122-123)
Practicing understanding/giving instructions, commands and advice (additional material)
WEEK 7 Unit 12: Gente e historias (1)
Describing how things used to be when we were little (p. 129, ex. 1 & 2)
Introduction to Imperfect Tense (pp. 132-133)
Talking about our childhood: descriptions, habits and feelings (p. 132, ex. 6)
Describing different eras using Imperfect Tense (additional material)
WEEK 8 Unit 12: Gente e historias (2)
Combining all the Past Tenses when talking about the past (pp. 130-131, ex. 3, 4 & 7)
Revision of the conjugation and uses of the 3 past tenses (additional material)
WEEK 9 Unit 12: Gente e historias (3)
Getting to know Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian writer (p. 134, ex. 8)
Continue practicing combination of past tenses and connecting sentences.
Gems of the Hispanic Culture: artists, cinema directors, writers, poets, activists, architects, etc (p. 135, ex. 9)
At home: Reading Comprehension Vivir para contarla (pp. 136-137, ex 10-11)
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 £20-25.
- 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.
- After completing this course, students will achieve level A2 of the CEFR.
- 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.