This course will be delivered in St Faith's - Maidstone Adult Education
Would you like to speak Spanish confidently ? Then this Spanish Advanced course online is for you. You will learn how to communicate in Spanish with a near-native degree of fluency and accuracy.
Successful students should be able to:
• Exchange views confidently on a range of topical subjects. Take part confidently in a discussion with native speakers with a near native command of the language.
• Use language, vocabulary, idiomatic and colloquial expressions appropriate to the formality of the situation and subject and to the context and culture.
• Obtain information, ideas and opinions from a variety of sources. Extract required details fully and accurately. Deal with texts of a technical nature with the help of a dictionary or other reference source.
• Produce written texts for a variety of purposes. Modify language to communicate in ways appropriate to the context and relationship between writer and reader.
Grammar will bridge gaps in knowledge.
How will I be taught?
The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and Spanish culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign language. You will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play, discussions and games etc). Homework set will provide and opportunity for self study including the use of on-line resources.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to have with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. You will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
The appropriate follow on course is another Advanced course at a higher level or an Advanced conversation course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
You should have studied the language for approximately 350 hours or studied up to A Level or have spent an extended period of time in Spain.
For anybody who has attended one of our Intermediate Plus courses and/or is looking to develop their fluency and accuracy to a near-native level in pronunciation/intonation, choice of vocabulary and grammar as well as idiomatic/colloquial expressions. Grammar content will bridge any gaps in your knowledge.
If you are unsure carry out our self assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk or speak to a Curriculum Leader.
Joining your course
St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code MAI/90282/J/NC.