Spanish, Arts and Culture
Evening language courses at the University of the Arts London (UAL) Language Centre in London. Learn to speak Spanish and explore Spanish arts and culture, with classes ranging from beginner to intermediate level.
During this 8 week course you will be exposed to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional and practical uses. The classes focus on speaking, pronunciation and written communication.
Over the course of the programme, you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, at the same time as improving your ability to communicate confidently in the language.
The weekly classes take place at our High Holborn location, 3 minutes' walk from Holborn station in central London. Classes are from 6pm to 8.30pm 1 evening a week.
The course includes a termly cultural experience in collaboration with the UAL Social Programme, which is built into your language development.
See the course details section below for the full syllabus, overview and outcomes for the course.
Spanish dates and fees
|Term 1||Dates||Price||Booking and availability|
|Spanish Beginner Part One|
Wednesday 18 October 2017
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Wednesday 1 November 2017
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Wednesday 6 December 2017
Spanish Beginner Part One course details
Beginner Part One Course Overview and Outcomes
Our evening language courses are built around an arts and culture context. You will explore a variety of topics including architecture, cuisine, culture, design, fashion, society and more.
Over the 8 weeks of the Spanish Beginner Part One course, you will
- get an introduction to asking for and providing personal information
- recognise and use simple words and phrases concerning you and your immediate surroundings
- engage in reading and listening tasks introducing common names, words and simple sentences in texts
- use these to write short texts on the topics above
- improve your speaking skills by participating in role-plays to improve your ability to interact and express yourself
- examine a selection of key grammar points: the gender of nouns, word order of nouns and adjectives, present verb forms and conjugations
- learn about the origins of elements of Spanish culture and traditions, Spanish cinema, key figures in Spanish art, architecture and more
There is a focus on oral communication and pronunciation as well as using language for functional and practical purposes.
|Week no.||Session topic||Language content||Arts and culture content*|
|1||Introduction to Language, Arts and Culture|
Introducing yourself, sharing personal details
Overview of Languages, Arts and Culture
|2||Cuisine and Culture|
Food products vocabulary.
The origins of tapas
|3||Art and Politics|
Vocabulary on countries and nationalities, jobs, professions, studies.
Society and politics in Spanish cinema
Public places in the city.
|Landmarks from the 21 Spanish-speaking countries|
|5||Movement and Time|
Describing cities: location, natural features.
Verbs: there is/there are, to have, to be.
The spread of the Spanish language through the Iberian peninsula and in America
Free time activities.
Some key figures: Dalí, Buñuel, Picasso.
|7||Fashion and Society|
Language for shopping.
Amancio Ortega: Zara and the Inditex group.
|8||Design and Architecture|
Introduction to the past tense.
The Alhambra: a Spanish architectural landmark.
*Note: These are some of the possible topics you will cover and may differ according to student needs and interests.