Spanish Upper-intermediate (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.
Courses started October 2022
- Course: Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
Timeline: Resumes 24 January - ends 28 March 2023
Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
You are welcome to join this course, which started in October 2022, provided that you have previous knowledge of the language to learn and progress with the current group.
This course is taught in conjunction with the Advanced level as a mixability group. The tutor provides appropriate support to each group and students to support progress and attainment at their respective levels.
This course will be taught in a small group. It requires a minimum of 7 and it can have up to a maximum of 14 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to Blackboard, handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.
Please note that courses taught on-campus could be moved online if the Covid-19 situation prevents face-to-face teaching, and for as long as it is required. This decision will be made by the Government and/or the University of Leicester to guarantee the safety of students and staff.
Terms run from October to December and from January to March. The full course comprises 60 learning hours. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks. There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments. You are welcome to join in the second term of a course if you have previous knowledge and experience of the language.Enrol now
You have reached the first half of the level B1 or completed the Intermediate (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.
- 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
- Ele Actual B1 by Virgilio Borobio
- Aula Internacional 3 - Nueva Edicion by Jaime Corpas, Agustin Garmendia, Carmen Soriano and Neus Sans
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.
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. Lessons are planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.
Upon completing the Upper-intermediate level (4), you can progress onto the Advanced level (5).