Spanish Intermediate

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Course Description

The Intermediate course is suitable for students who have completed 5 terms of study with Adult Education (50 hours, approx.) or its equivalent elsewhere.
The Intermediate will be delivered over five terms of study to cover the 10 units of the textbook ‘Nuevo Español en Marcha 2’ used in class.
New students who wish to enrol in this course are advised to contact Adult Education to find out whether it is the correct course for them. This is not an intensive course, but it will require some home study and weekly homework. The class will continue on to the next term if there are sufficient enrolments. Course materials will be provided in class, but it is advisable for students to buy the textbook (See details below).

What your course will cover

  • Unit 1: Greetings & introductions. Talk about yourself, your likes & dislikes. Talk about daily routine. Talking about the past.
  • Unit 2: Biographies. Asking questions. Write a short biography. Biography of some famous people.
  • Unit 3: Daily routines & customs. Talk about family & people in general. Character & moods. Talk about recent & past experiences.
  • Unit 4: Free time. Expressing wishes. Talking about finding and renting a house. Talking about cinema and leisure activities. Talk about past activities.
  • Unit 5 :Now and before. Talk about past habits and past routines. Make comparisons. Finding your way in a city. Talking about means of transportation. Text: Buenos Aires.*
  • Unit 6: Cooking. Write an ad to sell personal belongings. Buying food. Cooking vocabulary and paella recipe. Ordering food and drinks. Text: The Mediterranean diet*
  • Unit 7: Giving advice and instructions. Going to the doctor. Talk about different moods. Making suggestions for a healthy lifestyle. Express wishes using the subjunctive tense.
  • Unit 8: Newspapers. Talk about work and working routines. Read some newspaper news. Indirect speech in the past: say what someone said.
  • Unit 9: Predictions. Talking about how long you and others have been doing something. Making plans and talking about future activities. Making plans using the conditional. Expressing your likes and giving opinions.
  • Unit 10: Plans. Talking about your plans. Travel companions: what kind of traveller are you? Making future plans using the subjunctive.

You will learn the following grammar:

  • Reflexives verbs: me levanto temprano. Verb gustar: me gusta viajar
  • The Simple past: Ana nació en 1990. Interrogative pronouns ¿Que prefieres un café o un té?
  • Ser and Estar: Ana está contenta, Pepe es muy tranquilo. Present perfect: ¿Has estado alguna vez en España?
  • The conditional: me gustaría vivir en Madrid. Pron. personales: el libro, se lo he dado a Juan
  • The imperfect: Yo vivía en una ciudad pequeña. Compartives: Mi casa es más nueva que la tuya.
  • Indefinite pronouns: ¿Hay alguien aquí? No hay nadie en casa. Impersonal expresions: se vende casa en la playa.
  • The imperative: Antes de salir, apaga la luz. Present Subjunctive: Espero que descanses bien.
  • The imperfect of estar + gerund: Ella estaba durmiendo cuando llegué. Indirect speech: Ana dijo que estaba cansada para ir a la fiesta.
  • The verb llevar + gerund: llevo trabajando aquí desde hace 5 años. Conditional sentences: Si quieres viajar, ven con nosotros.
  • The verb ir + infinitive: este verano voy a estudiar inglés. The verb pensar + infinitive: este verano pienso estudiar español. Use of cuando + Subjunctive: Cuando vengas a verme, llámame. Relative clauses: El gato es un animal que duerme mucho

What to bring

  • Pen and notebook for work done in class.
  • A folder for your many handouts – an expandable A4 folder with plastic sleeves is recommended.
  • Textbook: NUEVO ESPAÑOL EN MARCHA 2 (Student book + CD) ISBN: 9788497783781

Important information

  • Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol. If you are concerned about buying a book that may be of no use to you then please check the viability of your class with adult education before purchasing your text.

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

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Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team:

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

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