Spanish Proficiency / Proficiency Plus (Levels 7 & 8)

This course will combine two levels: the Proficiency and the Proficiency Plus. You have reached the full level B2 or be at a C1/C2 level on the ELP self-assessment grid.

Key Information

  • Session information: Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December 2020. Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 7 and maximum 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

DUE TO COVID-19 this course will begin online.  If there is an opportunity for us to resume face to face classroom teaching on campus we will do so providing all learners can access the campus. 

This course will start in October and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over Christmas), lessons will resume in January 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. 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.

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Entry level

You have reached the full level B2 or be at a C1/C2 level 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 you level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content

  • Presentation and discussion in Spanish of topics of current affairs
  • Writing using different registers
  • Understanding Spanish and Latin American news and fiction
  • Interview techniques in Spanish
  • Developing an argument
  • Summarising a text
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Narrative techniques

Resources

"C de C1" by Rosana Acquaroni et al. (Difusion) ISBN-13: 978-8416273485

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

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. Group numbers are limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression 

Upon completing the Proficiency level (7), you can progress onto the Spanish Proficiency level 8 course. 

 

 

 

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. Group numbers are limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.