We will be tailoring our delivery of our short courses in the year ahead, in accordance with government guidance on physical distancing, with the safety, health and wellbeing of our University community at the heart of our decisions.

We will be delivering the Part 1 of all the Language courses via online virtual classroom. Whatever the way you start your Westminster experience - online, on campus or a blend of these - you can be assured of a warm welcome at our University, where your wellbeing, the quality of our teaching and your learning experience, are our priorities.

Overview

Course summary

Would you like to learn Spanish in London? Join one of our part-time Spanish courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Who is this class for?

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Spanish for 300 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Spanish for about 320 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Spanish for about 340 hours.

Discounts and offers

October start

  • Part 1 for £250 (£280 after 23 August)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £565 (£625 after 23 August)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process.

Terms and conditions

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Course structure

Our Spanish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Please note that the distribution of course content across terms may vary from year to year. This is due to the variable length of terms in different academic years. There may also be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

Learning resources

We will use Bitácora 4 Nueva Edición throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs: videos, articles, news...
  • language learning: difficulties and objectives.
  • relationships and social media
  • describing character, feelings and emotions
  • social media and information: fake news
  • literature: Short story by Rosa Montero, Spanish writer and journalist
  • literature: Fragment of short story by Leo Masliah, Uruguayan writer

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbal periphrases with infinitives (empezar a, ponerse a, no dejar de, acabar de, seguir sin, llevar+ tiempo + sin), gerunds (seguir, llevar, acabar, ir) and participles (llevar)
  • conditional phrases with imperfect of subjunctive (si+ imperfect de subjuntivo, condicional)
  • relative clauses with indicative and subjunctive (necesitamos una persona que es/ sea …)
  • reciprocal constructions (se conocieron, se odian…)
  • value judgment with imperfect of subjunctive (es una pena que se enfadara…)
  • agreement/ disagreement with indicative or subjunctive (estoy de acuerdo en cambiar / estoy de acuerdo en que cambiemos…)
  • expressing opinions with indicative and subjunctive (opino / considero / veo / diría que + indicativo; no opino, no considero, no veo que + subjuntivo)

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • immigration and identity: Latin Americans in the USA
  • second generation immigrants in Spain
  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs: videos, articles, news…
  • places: La Cordillera de los Andes, La Sierra de Guadarrama
  • ecology: current issues
  • health, food habits and diet: vegans, clean eating, etc.
  • literature: poem by Pablo Neruda, Chilean writer

Grammar

You will learn:

  • relative clauses with prepositions (en el cual/ con la que/ con las cuales…) and in formal register (cuyo/a/os/as)
  • passive voice (fue declarado, será visitado…)
  • expressing impersonality (se construyó, lo construyeron, fue construido)
  • concessive conjunctions with indicative / subjunctive (aunque, por mucho que, a pesar de que, por muy... que + indicativo/ subjuntivo)
  • verbs of movement (subir, bajar, acercarse a…)
  • conditional conjunctions (a no ser que/ siempre y cuando + subjuntivo, excepto si + indicativo…)
  • simple future and future perfect to express probability (estará/ habrá estado…)

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs: videos, articles, news...
  • telling an anecdote and reacting to one
  • expressing emotions
  • speculating about the past
  • music: la cumbia, origin and history

Grammar

You will learn:

  • contrast between past tenses (pretérito indefinido, pretérito imperfecto, pretérito perfecto, pretérito pluscuamperfecto)
  • uses of the present tense
  • reported Speech and tense correlation (me dijo que fuera a verlo…)
  • subordinated clauses to express value judgment in the past (no me pareció bien que…, me quejé de que + imperfect de subjuntivo)

Online information sessions

Would you like to meet our teachers and find out more about our courses?

We're running some online information sessions between 14 and 24 September to help answer any questions you may have about our courses.

Register for a sessionGo to the online information session event page

 

Booking

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 27 September 2020 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.

Start date
Part
Day and time
Duration
Price
8
Oct
2020

Part

1

Day and time

Thursday
6-8pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£250*/£280

21
Jan
2021

Part

2

Day and time

Thursday
6-8pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

15
Apr
2021

Part

3

Day and time

Thursday
6-8pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

Course dates

October intake

  • Part 1: 05 October – 11 December 2020
  • Part 2: 18 January – 26 March 2021
  • Part 3: 12 April – 28 June 2021*
  • Part 3: 12 April – 18 June 2021 **

* For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021)

**For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

January intake

Part 1: 18 January – 26 March 2021
Part 2: 12 April – 18 June 2021
Part 3: 21 June – 23 July 2021*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week

January start is for selected languages only.

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Location

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