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Spanish Improvers – Term 1

Concessionary Fee: £100.00
Course Level


Start Date

Thu 20 Jan 2022


10 Weeks

Concessionary Fee: £100.00

Course content

  • Buy tickets at the station and ask about arrival and departure times
  • Talk about a future holiday.
  • Talk about the weather and describe the seasons.
  • Describe how you are feeling.
  • Make and answer a phone call in Spanish.
  • Describe and explain what you are doing at the moment.
  • Talk about your likes and dislikes.
  • Talk about where you live and work.
  • Differences between SER and ESTAR.
  • Invite friends out somewhere.
  • Describe different types of films.
  • Give your opinions.


This course is for those who have already done the beginners level and possess a basic knowledge of the languageDuring this term you will learn about: talking about likes and dislikes: pastimes, activities, food, describe what you do in your free time, express opinions – say what you think of your home town, accepting and refusing invitations, giving reasons and saying how you feel, explaining problems and giving advice, talk about future plans, arranging to go to the cinema, describing different types of films, the verb : GUSTAR, adjectives of feeling and object pronouns

Course content:

  • Talk about your likes and dislikes: pastimes, activities, food
  • Talk about where you live and give your opinions
  • Differences between SER and ESTAR
  • Invite friends out somewhere and accepting or refusing invitations
  • Arrange to go out to the cinema, asking about times, buying tickets
  • Describing different types of film
  • Give your opinions about films


  • This course is suitable for those who have already done the beginners level and possess a basic knowledge of the language.

What do I need to do this course?

We will be using PASOS book 1 (Student book) for this course. This book also comes with a CD. These items may sometimes be found in secondhand bookshops.

Teaching Methods

  • The emphasis is on learning through communication, though grammar points will also be taught as appropriate.

  • Teaching will be done through whole class work, individual work and small group and pair work.

  • Methods of learning include role play, listening activities, games, music and interactive activities.

  • How is your progress checked?

    Progress is checked throughout the course by regular question and answer sessions in class, feedback, and the marking and assessing of homework.

  • There is no formal accreditation for this course, but a certificate of attendance may be issued at the end of the course for those who wish it.

  • Extra study or practice required at home.

    You will make greater progress if you do at least one hour’s study at home in between the classes!

  • What can I do after this course?

    There will be a follow-on course at PACA in January. You will be able to discuss this with your tutor.

Concessionary Fee: £100.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Vicky Balmforth
  • Time: 1900 - 2100
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: AAL
  • Full fee: £115
  • Concessionary fee: £100


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