Spanish Level 1D - Lower Intermediate

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Course code: LES15

This course is suitable for students who have completed beginners' Level 1 A, B and C courses or have studied Spanish to some extent in the past.

when

Dates

From 29 Jan 2024 to 17 Jun 2024
Mon 12:45-14:45

16 weeks

25 Mar 2024

12:45 to 14:45

15 Apr 2024

12:45 to 14:45

22 Apr 2024

12:45 to 14:45

29 Apr 2024

12:45 to 14:45

13 May 2024

12:45 to 14:45

20 May 2024

12:45 to 14:45

03 Jun 2024

12:45 to 14:45

10 Jun 2024

12:45 to 14:45

17 Jun 2024

12:45 to 14:45


with Luz Lecomte

where

Stoke Lodge 

Stoke Lodge Centre, Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1BN


fees

Fees and concessions

total  fee  for  this  course: £240.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £240.00 ,the concession fee  £144.00.

who

Bristol Adult Learning

stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk

0117 903 8844

Description

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">This course aims to enable you to communicate in Spanish in everyday situations. It will revise and consolidate your knowledge of Spanish at post-beginner level and introduce new structures and vocabulary gradually. You will build up your confidence in all four skills, with the emphasis on speaking and listening, as well as learning new grammar and vocabulary.</span></span></p>

What can students expect?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">The aim of the course is to develop previously acquired basic Spanish to boost students’ confidence in understanding and speaking Spanish, coping with routine and also less predictable everyday situations and learning to maintain a social conversation. </span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Students will revise some grammar and expand vocabulary, and there will be practice in conversation, asking questions and improving listening and reading comprehension skills.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Learning will happen through practical activities involving all four skills: reading, speaking, listening and writing</span></span></p>

Late starters allowed?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, provided late starters can work at the same level as the rest of the class at the time of joining</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Please check with the tutor via the Stoke Lodge office before joining</span></span></p>

Previous experience required?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, learners should have completed beginners&#039; courses at level 1 A, B  and 1C, i.e. have learnt Spanish for app 150 hours</span></span></p>

What is the progression route?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Spanish Level 2A </span></span></p>

Work set between sessions?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes. Some homework exercises will be set every week, to enable learners to consolidate what they have learned during the sessions</span></span></p>

What should students bring?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Pen & paper</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">An A4 ringbinder for handouts and photocopies</span></span></p>

Teaching method/style?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">The course is based on the communicative / functional approach:</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- active student interaction and participation</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- emphasis on speaking and listening skills</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- also practising reading and writing skills</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- pair, small group and whole class work</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- role plays and games</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- use of realia, pictures and authentic material</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- some grammar exercises and homework will be set</span></span></span></p>

Refunds and cancellations

<ul>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If we have to cancel your course your fees will be refunded in full. We are unable to reimburse the cost of materials you may have bought for the course.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel your course booking a week (7 days) or more before the start date we will refund your fees minus an admin charge of 20%.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel with less than a week (7 days) before the start date or after the course has started, we will not be able to refund your fees.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Transfers will incur a fee of 10% and must be requested 7 days or more before the start of a course unless you are transferring to another course because your original course was cancelled.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">We are not able to offer refunds due to sickness or ill health.</span></span></span></li>
</ul>

<p style="margin-left:48px"> </p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you are due a refund you must contact the office within 3 months of the course to arrange payment as we do not keep card details.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">When attending an online course, it is a learner’s responsibility to ensure they have adequate internet access before the start of a course. Refunds will not be given for technical failure of a learner’s home computer or their internet access.</span></span></span></p>