Spanish Programme
The Spanish Programme aims to develop the students’ language and cultural skills using an integrated, communicative approach that takes into account the latest developments in the field of teaching Spanish as a second language. The participants will develop their ability to communicate in Spanish while they get a better understanding of the cultural and sociolinguistic aspects of the language.

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SPANISH LANGUAGE LEARNING OUTCOMES
The Spanish Language modules are designed and structured for the busy working professional who would like to develop the ability to communicate in Spanish while getting a better insight into the Spanish-speaking world culture and reality.

All modules are designed for adult learners, in a structured and systematic way that seeks to satisfy the the adult learner’s quest for continuing education.

The competencies achieved through attending the progressive modules will be useful to build confidence so as to enable the individual to speak, understand and read basic syntax in the newly-acquired language.

By the end of the course, the students will have acquired basic communicative competencies useful in selected everyday situations and personal interactions, as well as vital strategies for language learning and language use. Through the course, students will acquire basic linguistic and socio-cultural knowledge of the Spanish language. All participants will acquire basic grammar and vocabulary to perform authentic communicative tasks in everyday situations.

After the course, the students will be able to comprehend short texts, as well as to express themselves in a variety of topical situations in daily life as well as during personal interactions. They will also gain an understanding of the target language society and observe how the language is used in context. They will acquire language learning and communication strategies that will support their language learning and language use.

NO MINIMUM STANDARD REQUIRED FOR EMBARKING ON THE COURSE
Persons with no prior knowledge in Spanish Language are welcome to attend Level 1 of the course. Those who have prior knowledge in the language are advised to take the placement test.

Please contact us at clslang@nus.edu.sg for the placement test.
INCORPORATING ASSESSMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Each module of content comprises some 30 hours, incorporating assessments and assignments. For each of the levels from 1 to 3, there will be an assessment (pass or fail) set for students to gauge their ability and readiness to continue onto the next higher level in Spanish Language.
Proficiency Certificates will be awarded to participants who have successfully completed 3 consecutive Levels in Spanish Language (i.e. Level 1 to Level 3).
TAKE A LOOK ON OUR SCHEDULE
Each level runs for 10 weeks, totalling 30 hours. The completion of 3 levels will require 30 weeks, totalling 90 hours.

Full Module Descriptions (Module Topics)
LEVEL 1
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 3
LEVEL 4
LEVEL 5
LEVEL 6
LEVEL 7
SPANISH LEVEL 1
Fees :
Full fee: $642 | Fee after NSA subsidy: $342

Material Cost :
Fresh Student - $55
Start Date :
28 Sep - 30 Nov 2019

Venue :
NUS Kent Ridge
**This course is approved by SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) and National Silver Academy (NSA). SFC Course Code: EXS1**
Course Description:
The course is structured according to the international standards of the CERFL (Level A1).
It has been designed from a communication-oriented approach, so that the students are able to communicate in Spanish from the very first day.
Every lesson is aimed at clear communication objectives that will be obtained through practice and through exposure to real materials from Spanish-speaking countries.
The course also intends to widen the students’ perspective of the Spanish-speaking world, and strong emphasis will be placed on the cultural aspects of the language.

Course Content:
At the end of each week, students will be able to…
1. Greet others and introducing themselves
2. Feel comfortable in a shop/market situation
3. Describe personal relationships, and be aware of cultural aspects related to family and friends
4. React appropriately to questions about their work, describe what they do
5. Fill in forms about themselves and reacting appropriately in formal situations
6. Describe their daily routine and asking about others’, tell the time
7. Express likings and preferences and ask about others’. Become familiar with leisure and going out habits in Spain
8. Describe places, compare them. Talk about the weather.
9. Feel comfortable in a bar/restaurant situation

Required Textbook:
Aula Internacional 1

Schedule:
28 Sep - 30 Nov 2019, Saturday, 9am - 12pm

Registration deadline: 8 September 2019
SPANISH LEVEL 2
Fees :
Full fee: $642 | Fee after NSA subsidy: $342

Material Cost :
Fresh Student - $55 , Continuing Student - Nil
Start Date :
28 Sep 2019 - 30 Nov 2019

Venue :
NUS Kent Ridge
**This course is approved by SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) and National Silver Academy (NSA). SFC Course Code: EXS2**
Course description:
The course is structured according to the international standards of the CERFL (Level A2.I).
It has been designed from a communication-oriented approach, so that the students are able to communicate in Spanish practicing what they have learnt in Spanish 1, as well as all new content.
Every lesson is aimed at clear communication objectives that will be obtained through practice and through exposure to real materials from Spanish-speaking countries.
The course also intends to widen the students’ perspective of the Spanish-speaking world, and strong emphasis will be placed on the cultural aspects of the language.

Course content:
At the end of each week, students will be able to…
1. React appropriately to questions about themselves
2. Speak about their preferences and negotiate different options
3. Describe places and give indications
4. Speak about their immediate present and about actions in progress
5. Feel comfortable in a range of everyday situations such as going to the restaurant or going to the doctor
6. Speak about their recent past
7. Describe life experiences that have taken place in the past and compare them
8. Formulate predictions and hypotheses
9. Plan a trip and negotiate options
10. Conduct basic conversations fluently

Required Textbook:
Aula Internacional 1

Schedule:
28 Sep 2019 - 30 Nov 2019, 9.00 am to 12.00 pm, Saturday

Registration deadline: 8 Sep 2019
SPANISH LEVEL 3
Fees :
Full fee: $642 | Fee after NSA subsidy: $342

Material Cost :
Fresh Student - $55 , Continuing Student - Nil
Start Date :
TBC

Venue :
NUS Kent Ridge
**This course is approved by SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) and National Silver Academy (NSA). SFC Course Code: EXS3**
Schedule:
TBC
SPANISH LEVEL 4
Fees :
Full fee: $642 | Fee after NSA subsidy: $342

Material Cost :
Fresh Student - $55 , Continuing Student - $55
Start Date :
TBC

Venue :
NUS Kent Ridge
**This course is approved by National Silver Academy (NSA).
Schedule:
TBC
SPANISH LEVEL 5
Fees :
Full fee: $642 | Fee after NSA subsidy: $342

Material Cost :
Fresh Student - $55 , Continuing Student - Nil
Start Date :
TBC

Venue :
NUS Kent Ridge
**This course is approved by National Silver Academy (NSA).
Schedule:
TBC
SPANISH LEVEL 6
Fees :
Full fee: $642 | Fee after NSA subsidy: $342

Material Cost :
Fresh Student - $55 , Continuing Student - Nil
Start Date :
TBC

Venue :
NUS Kent Ridge
**This course is approved by National Silver Academy (NSA).
Schedule:
TBC
SPANISH LEVEL 7
Fees :
Full fee: $642 | Fee after NSA subsidy: $342

Material Cost :
Fresh Student - $55 , Continuing Student - $55
Start Date :
TBC

Venue :
NUS Kent Ridge
**This course is approved by National Silver Academy (NSA).
Course Description:
The course is structured according to the international standards of the CERFL (Level B1.1).
It has been designed from a communication-oriented approach, so that the students are able to use their knowledge to communicate in Spanish orally during the class. The course is taught entirely in Spanish.
Every lesson is aimed at clear communication objectives that will be obtained through practice and through exposure to real materials from Spanish-speaking countries.
The course also intends to widen the students’ perspective of the Spanish-speaking world, and strong emphasis will be placed on the cultural aspects of the language.

Course Content:
At the end of each week, students will be able to…
• Write a CV and cover letter
• Be prepared to attend a job interview
• Formulate hypothesis about the future and describe plans and intentions
• Describe and compare social conventions and habits in different cultures using impersonal constructions
• Identify different text typologies, their structures and formulas (the joke, the review, the anecdote) and summarise a book or film

Required Textbook:
Aula Internacional 3 (Units 1-4)

Schedule: TBC

Registration deadline: TBC
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