Start date: 9th Jan 2024
Time: 19:20 - 20:20
Duration: 7 weeks
Tutor: Zofia Donnelly
Course code: 24SP130
This course is for learners who have previous knowledge of the language and wish to improve their skills further using more advanced structures. During this course, a range of activities will be used to introduce new vocabulary, grammar, and other structures. By the end of the course students should be able to hold longer and more engaging conversations and have a better understanding of the culture and language.
The course aims to improve the learners’ communication by enriching their vocabulary and varying their expressions. They will gain deeper insight into the culture, and they will boost their confidence to interact with the locals and other learners of the language.
The course is divided in three terms (10 weeks each term) and by the end of the three terms students should be able to
- Understand key points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with holidays, leisure time, culture etc.
- Understand key points from radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
- Deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in the language region.
- Express him/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest.
- Enter unprepared into conversation on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
- In the spoken production, report on experiences and events by connecting phrases in a simple way.
- Describe and talk about various situations, as well as make short statements to justify or explain his/her own views and plans.
- Give reasons and opinions.
- Talk about and summarise a book and/or film and describe their reaction.
For the sessions students will need;
Students will be provided with handouts/worksheets which will be the basis of their studies.
This term will cover
- Current affairs and culture.
- Everyday dialogues and conversations.
- General grammar revisions of key points.
- Exchange information on personal interests.
- Making enquiries.