april, 2020

2020thu30apr(apr 30)1:00 pmthu02jul(jul 2)3:00 pmSpanish: Improvers 3Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 9 weeks


April 30 (Thursday) 1:00 pm - July 2 (Thursday) 3:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

9 weeks


Course details

Brief Description

Spanish course suitable for those who want to improve their fluency in the language with the guidance of a qualified native Spanish speaking tutor. You will develop your listening and speaking skills along with your reading and writing. This will allow you to cope with everyday and more complex situations in Spanish speaking countries. The course is learner-centred and all needs and goals will be taken into account to make the learning experience appealing and meaningful. Learners are encouraged to use the target language and interact with the tutor and other classmates in a social and enjoyable environment.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

This course is suitable for those who have completed a Beginners Spanish course and completed around 60 hours (or equivalent learning).

For knowledge required, check the Spanish Beginners course description.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the one-year course you will have the opportunity to learn how to:

 First Term:

  1. Your Spanish learning experience:
  • Express habits, duration, and motivation (Recap of Present tense conjugation-regular/irregular).
  • Make recommendations.
  • Talk about how you feel (Reflexive verb SENTIRSE + adjective).
  1. Spain and Latin America past (biographies)
  • State facts in the past (Pretérito -Past simple-).
  1. Housing:
  • Identify types of houses, rooms, furniture and household objects (shape, material, style). Verb SER
  • Describe location. Verb ESTAR + prepositions of place.
  • Talk about likes and preferences (Present tense Verbs GUSTAR/PREFERIR).
  • Make comparisons.

Second Term:

  1. Social rules in Spain and Latin America
  • Make invitations, greet and introduce people in formal or informal situations.
  • Ask favours or objects, give and ask permission and apologise in formal or informal situations.
  • State future plans or projects (IR a + Infinitive).
  • Talk about temporary actions and situations in the present (ESTAR + Gerund).
  1. Tourism and sightseeing
  • Give and ask for information on leisure activities or opening times.
  • Recount past experiences (Pretérito Perfecto).
  1. Healthy eating and drinking habits
  • Talk about eating likes and habits.
  • Describe a recipe.

 Third Term:

  1. Culture and entertainment
  • Recount past experiences (Pretérito Perfecto /Pretérito).
  • Assess past experiences (Pretérito Perfecto Simple).
  • Express wishes (Verb GUSTAR Conditional Mood).
  1. Health
  • Identify body parts.
  • Express pain and symptoms.
  • Give advice (Imperative Mood).
  1. Comparing the present and the past
  • Talk about habits in the past (Pretérito Imperfecto).
  • Express agreement and disagreement.


Aula Internacional 2 New Edition, Student book & CD. Publisher: Difusión. ISBN: 978-84-1564-010-3




Luisa Turmo-CoderqueI am a native Spanish speaker. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIOL). I hold a Degree in Spanish Law from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and a Language Teaching Qualification (Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults) awarded by International House Barcelona and the University of Barcelona (Spain) Institute for Lifelong Learning (IL3). I also hold an MA in Legal Translation and Interpreting (English-Spanish). I am a professional translator and teach adult Spanish courses at various Colleges in Cambridgeshire.


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