Spanish Upper-intermediate Fast Track (Level 4)

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course. Fast Track courses enable you to complete the level in just one term, instead of two terms.

Key Information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Fees: TBC

This new intensive course will start in TBC. It comprises 60 learning hours over 10 weeks. Each Saturday there are two lessons of two hours, from 10 am to 12 pm and 12.30 to 2.30pm (making a total of 40 guided learning hours). There is a half hour break between 12 and 12.30pm

This course will be taught in a group of minimum 6 and maximum 16 students.

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

Entry level

You have reached level B1.1 or completed the Intermediate level (level 3) or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group. You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content

  • Using the range of past structures: understanding and responding to news reports, short written texts in the past and more complex narratives
  • Comparing and contrasting professional roles
  • Exploring different personality types and stereotypes of different nationalities
  • Talking about the future
  • Making hypotheses
  • Expressing and understanding opinions on a variety of contemporary topics
  • Developing fluency and grammatical accuracy

Resources

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.

It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required. With some languages there is the option for us to order textbooks on behalf of a class.

Our approach

This course is taught in Spanish; English is used when necessary or requested by students in particular situations or grammar explanations. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the Spanish language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Spanish language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size of Fast Track courses is limited to 16 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression

Upon completing the Upper-intermediate level (4), you can progress onto the Advanced level (5). New courses will be offered in the next academic year from October 2020.