Spanish - Upper Intermediate (online)

Is this the right course for me?

You should have studied Spanish for 320 hours (4 to 5 years) in the recent past but you may have maintained your level of Spanish by spending time in the country and/or with Spanish friends.

What will I learn?

You will focus on speaking and writing. You will be using all 4 skills at languages ladder level 6 – 7: (This is a similar level to CEFR A2).

The course book is Pasos 2. There is no obligation to buy the listening CDs and DVD, nor the activity book and grammar book unless you wish to in order to support your private study and homework. The topic is chapter 13:

  • wishes and dreams
  • likes
  • what you would do if you won the lottery
  • what you would do if you were the mayor
  • social themes

The grammar will be the conditional tense and regular and irregular verbs in the imperfect subjunctive.

How will I learn?

The tutor will organise activities to practise listening, speaking, writing and reading in Spanish. You will sometimes work in pairs or in small groups with your fellow students or listen to sound files that will be included in the weekly PowerPoint. They may come from the course book resources or be spoken by the tutor. You may also learn via PowerPoint and the Internet. The emphasis will be on grammatical accuracy in order to improve your confidence in spoken and written Spanish. There will continue to be listening and repeating activities to strengthen your pronunciation and accuracy. You may also do dictation and translation both into and from Spanish.

Will I gain a qualification?

You will have the opportunity to climb the Languages Ladder by receiving a Grade Certificate in one or more skills (speaking, listening, reading or writing.) The scheme is optional but many learners decide to take this route. Your tutor will give you more information.

What can I do next?

You will be able to continue your studies next term at a higher level.

Can I talk to someone about my course before I start it?

If you would like more information about this course, please email Philip Allsop, Curriculum Manager for Languages.

If you are unsure about your current level or want to know more about what different classes will cover you can find more information on the Language Ladder.

Apply online here for this course.