Spanish Elementary 3 (A2)

This course is a continuation from Spanish Elementary 2 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 140 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.


TEXTBOOK

  • ELE actual: A2: Curso de Español papa Extranjeros, Virgilio Borobio, Ch 9-12.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Chapter 9
    • Biographies
    • Important moments in the life of a person
    • Past simple: regular and irregular verbs
  • Chapter 10
    • Social situations
    • Rules of the class
    • ¿Puedo (Can I) + infinitive? (Can you)
    • ¿Puedes (Can you) + infinitive?
    • ¿Se puede + infinitive?
    • ¿Me das (Can you give me...?)
    • ¿Me dejas (Can you let me...?)
    • Affirmative imperative, singular
    • Affirmative imperative + direct object pronouns
  • Chapter 11
    • On the phone
    • Performances
    • Invitations
    • Appointments
    • Querer (to want) + infinitive
    • Poder (to can) + infinitive
    • Irregular Indicative present
    • Indicative present to talk about the future
  • Chapter 12
    • Travel
    • Public spaces
    • Verb to prefer: indicative present
    • Comparatives
    • Acabar de + infinitive
    • Affirmative imperative


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

  1. Can 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. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  3. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


IMPORTANT: 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.


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


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.