Spanish, Arts and Culture Language Course
Evening Spanish language courses at 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 course 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
The 8-week course fee is £198. This includes all learning materials.
The weekly evening Spanish classes take place at UAL Language Centre, 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY, which is just a 3-5 minute walk from Holborn or Chancery Lane stations in central London.
Spanish, Arts and Culture Beginner part 1
You can choose to take Spanish Beginner Part 1 on Tuesday or Thursday this term.
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Class times are from 6pm to 8pm, 1 evening a week.
Our classes all start at beginner level, and we also offer other levels at different times during the year.
After studying Beginner Part 1 for 8 weeks, students would progress to Beginner Part 2 which lasts for 8 weeks, then can take Beginner Part 3 for another 8 weeks. The next level after Beginner is Elementary, followed by Pre-intermediate, then Intermediate or above.
If you are not sure what your level is, please read the CEFR Level Descriptors for Languages (PDF 81KB)
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Terms and conditions
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About our Languages, Arts and Culture courses
Syllabus and course details
The Arts and Culture content includes some of the topics you will study on your course. 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.
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
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