Date(s) - 25/01/2018 - 15/03/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwich High School
With Maria Fernanda
Spanish Intermediate, Term 1, corresponds to level B1, established by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The Spanish Intermediate course, is advisable for students who have completed a Beginners course in Spanish, or who have previous knowledge of the language at beginner level. Learners will make the most of the Spanish grammar, vocabulary and commmunication skills in Spanish studied in this term if built on a solid base. Nevertheless, at the beginning of the course, and throughout it if required, basic notions of Spanish would be revised if needed.
The methodology for this course has been designed to encourage students to communicate in Spanish from the first class, in an interactive and dynamic way. This will be achieved through course materials, audivisual resources and group work in the classroom. The study routine will have the teacher working to empower students to be the best they can be in Spanish.
Together with the linguistic approach, Term 1 will enable learners to widen their knowlede of Spain and Spanish speaking countries’ culture, history and current affairs. This is key to understand the context within Spanish is spoken worldwide, and will be essential for students who wish to travel abroad and put their knowledge in context.
Literature and creative writing will be approached too, in order to practice grammar and vocabulary, and to give the students a richer experience of the language.
In eight weeks you will learn:
- Revision of basic notions of Spanish (grammar, vocabulary and communication).
- How to express personal preferences (likes/ dislikes), and give personal information.
- Roles and interaction in social situations.
Week 2- 4:
- How to talk about facts that happened in the past, with especial focus on Spanish past verb tenses.
- Use of creative writing as a way of describing images and putting a story together, focusing on vocabulary.
- Introduction to literature in Spanish speaking countries.
- How to talk about hypothetical situations.
- How talk about the future, working on Spanish future verb tenses.
- Introduction to art and the art industry in Spanish speaking countries.
Week 7- 8:
- How to interact in a working professional environment.
- How to write emails and letters.
- Introducton to the different variations of Spanish in Spanish speaking countries.
- Revision of the course.
About the tutor
I come from Argentina where I graduated as an English Sworn Translator and English Teacher from UCA, Buenos Aires. As a native Spanish speaker, I gained an ELE certificate, granted by the Cervantes Institute to teach Spanish as a second language. With over ten years experience teaching English in company courses in Buenos Aires and over five years teaching Spanish in the UK and the US. I have also obtained numerous certificates for teaching methodology. I enjoy fostering learners’ appetite for learning and motivating them through creative, resourceful and authentic information as well as maximizing their individual learning. Engaging and informative classes are my main interest.