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  • Kingston Language Scheme

Spanish

Spanish modules are year-long and run over 2 teaching blocks. Students can choose to take a language for one teaching block or continue for the whole year.

Our Spanish courses follow the blended learning approach; which consists of a combination of face-to-face classes and online/virtual classes. During the first half of each 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 teaching block there will be two assessments: Reading and Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note KLS assessments cannot be rescheduled.

Spanish courses offered

Spanish Complete Beginners

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.

Day and time:

  • Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm or Thursdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Venue: Penrhyn Road

Please note: these dates and times are provisional - they will be finalised in September.

Spanish Near Beginners

This course is aimed to provide students who have completed KLS Spanish beginners (semester long) module or have studied Spanish for 3 months with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters.

Days/times: Tuesday 6-8pm

Venue: Penrhyn Road

Please note: these dates and times are provisional - they will be finalised in September.

Spanish Elementary

This course is for students who have the equivalent of A1 level of the CEFR or have studied Spanish for 12 months. This modules aims to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Spanish. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the grammar base acquired in previously. Topics covered earlier will be revised and extended and new themes introduced which will develop students' understanding of the society and culture of contemporary Spain.

Days/times: Thursdays 6-8pm

Venue: Penrhyn Road

Please note: these dates and times are provisional - they will be finalised in September

Spanish Intermediate

This course is for students who have the equivalent of level A2 of the CEFR or 18 months of language learning.

It 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.

Days/times: Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue: Penrhyn Road

Please note: these dates and times are provisional - they will be finalised in September.

Spanish Language Club (evening conversation classes)

If you're interested in spending time focusing exclusively on Spanish conversation practice, then this is the course for you. You will continue developing your Spanish to form and express opinions with increased fluency using a wider range of vocabulary and improve your accuracy in the language. 

Length:  8 weeks

Day/time:  Thursdays 6-7.30pm

Starting date: Thursday 10th October

Entry requirements: A2 or 18months - 2 years of prior language learning.

Course Content

You will improve your command of the language and widen your knowledge of culture and current affairs by the study and discussion of a variety of topics: from current affairs, politics, culture to films.

During the course you will prepare topics for discussion, express your opinions and views. We use learning activities in the class to generate a relaxed, friendly and motivating atmosphere enabling you to fulfil your potential, increase your confidence and develop fuller appreciation of life and culture through the medium of conversation and debate.

Course fee:

  • Members of the public: £99
  • KU staff: £50.00
  • KU students: £25.00

Duration and fees

      Duration:
  • 20 weeks. You can choose to study for one semester only (10 weeks) or for the whole year.

Term dates:

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

  • Week commencing 30 September 2019 to week commencing 09 December 2019. No lessons in week commencing 28 October 2019 (10 weeks).

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 13 January 2020 to week commencing 23 March 2020. No lessons in week commencing 10 February 2020 (10 weeks).

Venue:

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University.

Course fees:

  • Kingston University students: free (you will be required to pay £28.00 at the time of enrolment for the digital course book and teaching materials).
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for 2 semesters. Course fees include digital textbook and teaching materials.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for 2 semesters. Course fees include digital textbook and teaching materials.
  • Kingston University staff: £60 per semester plus £28 for the core digital textbook and teaching materials.

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

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