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CULP: Spanish Basic 1
Beginners£

Wed 24 Jan, Wed 31 Jan, ... Wed 5 Jun 2024

Description

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

For absolute beginners (ab initio learners) or for those with very little knowledge of the language

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 24 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1 map Ruth Hatcher
2 Wed 31 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1 map Ruth Hatcher
3 Wed 7 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1 map Ruth Hatcher
4 Wed 14 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1 map Ruth Hatcher
5 Wed 21 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1 map Ruth Hatcher
6 Wed 28 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1 map Ruth Hatcher
7 Wed 6 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1 map Ruth Hatcher
8 Wed 13 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1 map Ruth Hatcher
9 Wed 24 Apr   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Ruth Hatcher
10 Wed 1 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Ruth Hatcher
11 Wed 8 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Ruth Hatcher
12 Wed 15 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Ruth Hatcher
13 Wed 22 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Ruth Hatcher
14 Wed 29 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Ruth Hatcher
15 Wed 5 Jun   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2 map Ruth Hatcher
Topics covered

The Course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • How to say hello, present themselves, to tell their origin, age and ask people relevant questions to get same information.
  • To converse about work/study as well as family and languages spoken.
  • To be able to describe a dwelling, give/ask for address; ask/explain who people live with.
  • To talk about preferences, interests, sport, hobbies, weekend activities.
  • To place orders at the bar, talk about likes, dislikes, ask people what they want to drink; to make a restaurant booking, read the menu, ask about the dishes, place an order, talk about food, ask for the bill and ask for info re the bill.
  • To talk about their work/study, the timetable and to talk about their professional past.
  • To ask for directions, understand indications, traffic signs, call a taxi, explain where to go.
  • To talk about the past in general and tell stories.
  • To buy food and clothing items, inquire about prices, size, quantity and get other relevant information.
  • To understand information relevant to travel, holiday and stay in hotel.
  • To talk about health and fitness, describe ailments, understand instructions and discuss them.
Objectives

By the end of the Course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking

Understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic.

  • Reading

Understand a set of basic notices, instructions or information.

  • Writing

Write a brief informal letter or e-mail on an everyday predictable topic.

Aims

At the Basic 1 level the main aims are:

  • To develop a basic understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features;
  • To enable the learner to communicate in a range of predictable every-day situations;
  • To introduce students to the cultural background of the Spanish speaking world within the context of language learning.
Format

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Notes
Duration

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning

Frequency

Subject to demand

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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