Spanish language and culture course. Intermediate.
By the end of this course students should be able to maintain a conversation in Spanish and speak about themselves and others about everyday topics, in past, present and future. They will be able to face different tasks in public services and solve problems without much difficulty.
In this course students are supposed to have the knowledge covered in the beginners level, so a revision of all those topics will depend on the criterion of the teacher. The grammar filed will be formed by: the past tense (all different forms), future simple, conditional simple, imperative, direct and indirect pronouns, prepositions, introduction to the passive voice, relative pronouns, impersonal forms of the verb, impersonal constructions, introduction to subjunctive. The vocabulary section includes: complaints, renting a car, hiring a flat, eating in a restaurant, booking a hotel, operations in a bank, asking for and giving advise, leisure activities, asking for and giving directions. The cultural topics include talking about Spain vs. America, emigration, cultural celebrations, etc. Any other aspect (in any section) could be included depending on the criterion of the teacher or if students ask for it.
The lessons of this course will vary from traditional explanation of grammar and a variety of different exercises to put in practice the theory, including comprehension texts, audio activities (songs, real conversations, etc.), games and also oral practice.
Required Course Materials
The only material that is required is a notebook to take notes and write exercises.
Along the three weeks of lessons, several texts (at least one a week) will take place to check students acquire the new information and are able to use it properly. In case a student misses a test, they will have a final exam at the end of the course.
An oral exposition might also take place if the results of the tests or exam are not enough for the student to pass the course, or if they fail in achieving the number of hours required for the course (80% of the hours) with a justified reason. If they do not attend the 80% of the hours with no justified reason, they will fail the course, and therefore they will not receive their certificate of attendance.