Spanish Elementary 1 - Online (A2)

This course is a continuation from Spanish Beginners Consolidation and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 100 hours of Spanish required. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build higher level comprehension and communication skills in elementary Spanish and a review of cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of higher level language principles.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework.

TEXTBOOK

  • ELE Actual: A2: Curso de Español para Extranjeros (Libro del alumno), Virgilio Borobio, Ch 1-4.

COURSE OUTLINE

Chapter 1

  • Studying Spanish
  • Desires and necessities
  • Plans and intentions
  • Certainty and Possibilities
  • Quiero/me gustaría+ infinitivo (I want/ I would like + infinitive)
  • Tener que (have to) + infinitive
  • Necesitar (need to) + infinitive
  • Hay que + infinitive
  • Ir a (go to) + infinitive
  • Estar seguro/-a de que (to be sure about)
  • Es probable/ possible, puede ser, quizá(s) (it’s probable, possible, maybe)

Chapter 2

  • Physical states and emotional state
  • Body parts
  • Sickness
  • Remedies
  • Muy- much (very, much)
  • Verbo doler (to have pain)
  • Exclamative forms: ¡Qué!
  • Irregular indicative present

Chapter 3

  • Shopping
  • Food
  • In the restaurant
  • Algo, nada (something, nothing)
  • Otro, un poco (más) de (other, a little more of)
  • Countable and uncountable nouns

Chapter 4

  • Recent
  • Apologies
  • Excuses
  • Simple past
  • Participle
  • Perdona por, lo siento de verdad (I’m sorry for)
  • Es que..
  • Tranquilo, hombre, no tiene importancia (Take it easy, is not important)
  • ¡Bah! No te preocuopes (Don’t worry)

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  2. Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  3. Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER

Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au

Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.

LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY

If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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