Spanish (online and face-to-face classes)

For the first teaching block, from September to December, all KLS classes will be delivered online.

In the second teaching block (from January to March), our Spanish courses will follow the blended learning approach, which consists of a combination of face-to-face classes and online/virtual classes. During the first half of the teaching block, students will attend traditional classes at Kingston University and the second half will be online real time interactive (virtual) classes with the language tutor.

At the end of each semester-long module there will be two assessments: Reading and Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note: KLS assessments cannot be rescheduled.

Please also note: a minimum of 10 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit enough students, it will be cancelled.

Spanish courses offered

Spanish Level 1

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give learners a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication.

  • Entry requirements: None
  • Level 1 module is offered in October 2020 and January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Spanish Level 2

This course is designed to provide near-beginners with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters in the foreign country and to be aware of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 1 or three months' prior language learning.
  • Level 2 module is offered in October 2020 and January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Spanish Level 3

This module is designed to develop the language competency already acquired by students. It focuses on developing the levels of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Students will improve and consolidate the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary acquired previously. The module also engages with aspects of the language's culture and society as it aims to provide students with a wider context for language learning.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 2 or six months' prior language learning.
  • Level 3 module is offered in October 2020 and January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Spanish Level 4

This module is designed to reactivate and build on the student's previous knowledge of the target language. It aims to equip students with further linguistic skills, to enable them to communicate in a number of familiar work and social situations and respond accordingly, and to broaden students' awareness of aspects of the foreign culture. It focuses on developing the levels of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Students will improve and consolidate the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary acquired previously.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 3 or one year's prior language learning or equivalent of level A1 of CEFR.
  • Level 4 module is offered in October 2020 and January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Spanish Level 5

This module will consolidate and develop existing linguistic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing. Students will increase their vocabulary, be able to use more complex structures, become aware of register and deepen their awareness of aspects of the foreign culture and work environment. Students will improve and consolidate the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary acquired previously.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Level 5 module is offered in October 2020 and January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Spanish Level 6

This module further develops the reading, speaking, writing and listening skills practised in previous courses. It emphasizes communication and comprehension, but also builds on the grammar base acquired in previous modules. It focuses on developing the levels of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Students will improve and consolidate the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary acquired previously.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 5 or equivalent of A2 level of CEFR.
  • Level 6 module is offered in January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Spanish Level 7

This module will consolidate and develop existing linguistic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing. Students will increase their vocabulary, be able to use more complex structures and become more aware of register and also consolidate and deepen their awareness of aspects of the foreign culture. Students will gain confidence and ability in oral communication through guided discussion, and individual and group presentations. Students will be given writing tasks such as short essays, guided writing activities and grammar revision exercises. Some translation and summary work will also be undertaken, working from the target language source into English. Audio and written materials will be used to widen their knowledge of life in target language speaking countries.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 6 or equivalent.
  • Level 7 module is offered in January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Spanish Level 8

The emphasis on this module is on achieving an advanced level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing in both formal and informal registers. Communication skills which will be developed include discussion, interview techniques and presentation skills, reporting skills and writing a report.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 7 or B1 equivalent in the target language.
  • Level 8 module is offered in October 2020.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Spanish Level 9

This module will consolidate and develop existing linguistic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing. Students will increase their vocabulary, learn to use more-complex structures and become more aware of register. They will also consolidate and deepen their awareness of aspects of the foreign culture.

Students will gain confidence and ability in oral communication through guided discussion, and individual and group presentations. They will be given writing tasks such as short essays, guided writing activities and grammar revision exercises. Some translation and summary work will also be undertaken, working from the target language source into English. Audio and written materials will be used to widen students' knowledge of life in countries where the language is spoken.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 8 or equivalent.
  • Level 9 module is offered in January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Duration and fees

Duration

  • 10 weeks.

Term dates

  • Teaching Block 1 (semester 1): Week commencing 28 September 2020 to week commencing 7 December 2020 (10 weeks). No lessons in week commencing 26 October 2020.
  • Teaching Block 2 (semester 2): Week commencing 11 January 2021 to week commencing 22 March 2021 (10 weeks). No lessons in week commencing 8 February 2021.

Venue

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University.

Course fees

  • Kingston University students: free. For French and Spanish courses you will be required to pay £28 at the time of enrolment for the digital course book and teaching materials. For other languages you will purchase the textbook directly.
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for two semesters. Course fees include digital textbook and teaching materials.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for two semesters. Course fees include digital textbook and teaching materials.
  • Kingston University staff: £80 per semester.

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790
Email: fassshortcourse-info@kingston.ac.uk

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido

Email: R.Rodriguez-Garrido@kingston.ac.uk