Spanish Advanced Revision (B2)

This course is a continuation from Spanish Advanced 4 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 380 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 advanced 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

  • Aula Internacional 5 (B2.2), Jaime Corpas, Eva García, Agustín Garmendia and Nuria Sanchez (Difusión, Spain 2014), Chapters 5-6


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Talking about a job: attributes, roles, problems and feelings
  • Describing a company
  • Characteristics of formal written texts
  • Clauses of Concession: aunque, a pesar de, por mucho que…
  • Reformulation: es decir, esto es, o sea
  • Exemplification: un ejemplo, por ejemplo, a modo de ejemplo
  • Vocabulary about work
  • Assessing facts from the past
  • Talking about facts that never happened in the past and its consequences
  • Reproaching
  • Reported Speech in the Past
  • Talking about skills
  • Combination of pronouns: se lo
  • Pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo
  • Condicional compuesto
  • Cause and Consequence Expressions
  • Vocabulary about education, and biographies and life paths


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

  1. Communicate in fluent Spanish.
  2. Use advanced Spanish skills in conversation in both social and business settings.
  3. Exhibit the skills, vocabulary and study attitude required for continued study of Spanish.


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.

$275 Limited / $248

This course is a continuation from Spanish Advanced 4 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 380 hours of Spanish required.

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14 Oct

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