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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. Booking now open!

Why choose this programme?


Your Spanish 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 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 the language.

Fees, Location and Time


Fees

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

Time

Classes are from 6pm to 8.30pm, one evening a week.

Location

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

Course dates


Spanish Beginner Part 1

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Thursday 18 October 2018

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Additional information


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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 language courses in Spanish 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 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 oral communication and pronunciation as well as using language for functional and 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

Download a copy of the Spanish Beginner Part 1 course syllabus

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