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Spanish, Arts and Culture Language Course

Spanish, Arts and Culture Language Course

Evening Spanish language courses at the UAL Language Centre in London. Learn Spanish and explore Spanish and Latin American arts and culture, with classes starting from beginner level.

Why choose Spanish, Arts and Culture?


Your Spanish, Arts and Culture classes will expose you to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional uses. The classes also focus on speaking, pronunciation, reading and written communication.

During the 8 week evening Spanish course, 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 Spanish.

Fees, Location and Time


Fees

The price per 8 week course is £215 and this includes all learning materials.

Time

Classes are from 6.30pm to 9.00pm, one evening a week.

Location

The weekly evening Spanish classes take place at UAL Language Centre, 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY, which is just a 3 minute walk from Holborn station in central London.

Course dates


Spanish, Arts and Culture Beginner Part 1

Please note, Spanish Beginner Part 1 is cancelled for this term. We can email you to let you know about future courses, if you complete our enquiry form.

Spanish, Arts and Culture Beginner Part 2

Thursday 24 January 2019

Book Spanish Beginner Part 2

Not sure of your level? Take our self-assessment questionnaire to find out if you can take this course.

Additional information


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Please contact us by emailing LAC@arts.ac.uk.

Terms and conditions

Please read these before booking your course:

Languages, Arts and Culture Terms and Conditions 2018-19 (PDF 68KB)

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Syllabus and course details

The Arts and Culture content includes some of the topics you might cover. They may differ according to students needs and interests.

Our evening Spanish language courses are built around an arts and culture context. You will learn Spanish and explore a variety of cultural and arts topics including architecture, cuisine, culture, design, fashion, society and more.

Over the 8 weeks of the Spanish, Arts and Culture Beginner Part One course, you will

  • be introduced 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 speaking and pronunciation skills as well as using language for practical purposes.

Please note, Spanish Beginner Part 1 is cancelled this term. Please complete our enquiry form and we can email you let you know when new Spanish Beginner 1 courses will open in the future.

Week 1:  Introduction to Language, Arts and Culture

Language Content: Introducing yourself - sharing personal details; the alphabet - Spanish phonetics.

Arts and Culture Content: Overview of Spanish, Arts and Culture; quiz on Languages, Art and Culture

Week 2: Cuisine and Culture

Language Content: Food products vocabulary; asking for prices; likes and dislikes

Arts and Culture Content: The origins of tapas

Week 3: Art and Politics

Language Content: Vocabulary- countries and nationalities, jobs, professions, studies; 1st, 2nd and 3rd person present tense verbs

Arts and Culture Content: Society and politics in Spanish cinema

Week 4: Urban Spaces

Language Content: Public places in the city; asking for and giving directions

Arts and Culture Content: Landmarks from the 21 Spanish-speaking countries

Week 5: Movement and Time

Language Content: Describing cities - location, natural features; verbs - there is/there are, to have, to be

Arts and Culture Content: The spread of the Spanish language through the Iberian peninsula and in America

Week 6: Modernism

Language Content: Free time activities; days of the week; inviting a friend to a cultural event, such as a museum, a concert or an exhibition

Arts and Culture Content: Some key figures - Dalí, Buñuel, Picasso

Week 7: Fashion and Society

Language Content: Clothes vocabulary; colours; language for shopping; agreement of articles, adjectives (colours) and nouns

Arts and Culture Content: Amancio Ortega - Zara and the Inditex group

Week 8: Design and Architecture

Language Content: Introduction to the past tense

Arts and Culture Content: The Alhambra - a Spanish architectural landmark

Download a copy of the Spanish Beginner Part 1 course syllabus

Spanish Beginner Part 1 level is cancelled this term. Please complete our enquiry form and we can email you to let you know about future Beginner Part 1 courses.

Our Spanish evening classes 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, Arts and Culture Beginner Part Two course, you will:

  • build on the basic structures and vocabulary you learnt in part one
  • review vocabulary from part one
  • learn to express your moods and feelings
  • engage in functional every-day dialogues in shops, restaurants, public transport, making bookings and leisure
  • learn about the Art of the Inquisition and have the opportunity to create your own comic strip
  • broaden your vocabulary related to the home
  • recognise and use simple words and phrases concerning you and your immediate surroundings
  • 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: such as article, adjective and noun agreement, tenses and more
  • learn about key elements of Spanish arts and culture

There is a focus on speaking and pronunciation skills as well as using language for practical purposes.

Week 1:  Introduction to Language, Arts and Culture

Language Content: General revision (part 1 content); Moods and feelings (estoy contenta, triste, cansada, sorprendida & tengo miedo, calor, frío, hambre, sed…)

Arts and Culture Content: Days of the week - etymology

Week 2: Cuisine and Culture

Language Content: At the restaurant - food and drink vocabulary; Waiter-customer conversations; Designing your own menu.

Arts and Culture Content: Columbus and the Discovery of America

Week 3: Art and Politics

Language Content: Daily routine; Reflexive verbs - 1st, 2nd, 3rd person; Telling the time; Students make a comic about the daily routine of an inquisitor painted by El Greco.

Arts and Culture Content: The Art of the Inquisition

Week 4: Urban Spaces

Language Content: Auditions and dialogues in relation to public transport (asking for train times of departure/arrival, buying tickets; twenty-four hour clock); Planning a day/weekend abroad; Future immediate - voy a, vamos a, van a ...

Arts and Culture Content: Madrid - city of art and culture

Week 5: Movement and Time

Language Content: Holidays - how do you like to travel? (where, when, with who, what do you do…); Months of the year, birthdays, revision of how to say the years; Booking a hotel room

Arts and Culture Content: Goya and his travails

Week 6: Modernism

Language Content: Leisure activities; using the different forms of the present tense (revision);  Students imagine and write the diary entry of a famous artistic couple (such as Diego & Frida, or Gilbert & George).

Arts and Culture Content: The pop art of Equipo Crónica

Week 7: Fashion and Society

Language Content: Revision of clothes vocabulary and colours from part 1; Description of physical appearance; Uses of ser, tener, llevar;  Agreement of articles, adjectives (colours) and nouns.

Arts and Culture Content: Spanish fashion in the 1980’s

Week 8: Design and Architecture

Language Content: Home and household items vocabulary; Students design a work/living space for an art residency.

Arts and Culture Content: La Giralda de Sevilla - style and history of an architectural icon

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