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Spanish Level 1, Parts 1-3 (45 hours) 15 weeks

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This course does not carry any credit towards a degree


By studying Spanish Level 1, you will be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc, be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics and have developed an insight into Spanish-speaking life, culture and society.

What does this course cover?

Part 1: 

Topics may include:

  • Greetings and introductions
  • Personal information: nationality, occupation, address, age, marital status
  • Formal and informal ways of addressing people
  • Alphabet, numbers, instructions in class
  • Accommodation: Rooms and furniture
  • Public places
  • Time and days of the week
  • Sports and Leisure

Functions may include:

  • Greeting and introducing people
  • Asking for and giving personal information
  • Using formal and informal modes of address
  • Asking for and giving directions
  • Asking and telling the time
  • Shopping
  • Describing and locating objects and furniture

Grammar may include:

  • Number and gender agreement
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Personal and interrogative pronouns
  • Present Tense: regular and irregular forms
  • Quantifiers
  • Prepositions of place
  • Some uses of verbs ser and estar
  • Use of verb haber
  • Imperative affirmative of some verbs 

Part 2: 

Topics may include:

  • Likes and dislikes
  • Family
  • Daily routines
  • Weekend activities
  • Food
  • Bars and Restaurants

Functions may include:

  • Describing people (body and personality)
  • Talking about daily routine and weekend activities
  • Asking and giving information about food
  • Ordering food
  • Expressing preferences about food

Grammar may include:

  • Verb parecer
  • Verbs gustar and encantar
  • Revision of the Present tense: regular and irregular forms
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Adverbs of frequency 
  • Verbs llevar, probar, hacer
  • Impersonal “Se”

Part 3: 

Topics may include:

  • My neighbourhood
  • Town and Country
  • Friends
  • Past actions and events

Functions may include:

  • Describing and asking for description of places
  • Talking about friends
  • Taking about cause and effect
  • Talking about past events

Grammar may include:

  • Present Tense: Irregular forms
  • Reflexive Verbs
  • Prepositions
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • Verb + Infinitive
  • Preterite tense

What will I achieve?

When Spanish Level 1 is complete, you will achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

 *The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Key information

Course status: Places available

Full fee:£675

Alumni/Staff/UoL/KHP fee:£581

King's degree student fee:£473

Enrolment deadlines:

  • Winter term courses: Enrolment closes at 23.59 Thursday 11 January 2024. Teaching starts w/c January 20.
  • Winter Intensive courses: Enrolment closes at 23.59 Thursday 22 February 2024. Teaching starts w/c 26 February.

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