During this term the lessons will be via internet. We will use Google Meet and we will complement the different sessions with feedbacks via email, phone calls (to discuss any possible queries that may arise) and to set homework. Moodle will be populated with resources every week (presentations and activities). During this term you will learn about: talking about the past: what you did yesterday, last week etc., biographies: talking about your life; describing other people’s lives, the preterite (simple past) tense: regular and irregular verbs, parts of the body: saying what hurts, describing symptoms, making suggestions and giving advice, DOLER: me duele/me duelen, asking and saying what someone has done today/this week/this month etc., the present perfect tense: regular and irregular verbs, reporting lost property; saying where and when you lost something, describing personal property: material, size, colour, the imperfect tense: regular and irregular verbs and possessive adjectives: mi, tu, su, etc
– The Preterite tense – regular and irregular verbs.
– Talking about important events in a person’s life.
– Describing physical ailments and illnesses.
– The verb DOLER.
– The Present perfect tense – regular and irregular verbs.
– Asking and saying what someone has done this week, this month, this year.
– Reporting lost property.
– Describing lost items.
– The Imperfect tense – regular and irregular verbs.
– Saying what you used to do.
– Possessive adjectives.
You will need to have taken at least one year of study prior to the course and be familiar with the present tense.
We will be using PASOS book 1 (Student book, 3rd edition), which comes with a CD. These items can sometimes be found in secondhand bookshops.
During this term the lessons will be via internet. We will use Google Meet and we will complement the different sessions with feedbacks via email, phone calls (to discuss any possible queries that may arise) and to set homework. Moodle will be populated with resources every week (presentations and activities). WhatssApp / Skype / Google.meet / Zoom calls will be encouraged (unsupervised by the tutor). Class discussion, group activities and games, written tasks, reading and listening activities. 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.
Progress is checked informally through question and answer sessions in class, monitoring of group and pair work activities, feedback and homework.
You will make greater progress if you do at least one hour of study at home in between the classes. There is no formal accreditation of this course.
Spanish Intermediates will follow on at PACA in September. Your tutor will advise.