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Socialising in Spanish

[Upper – Intermediate]

Keeping interesting conversations

Spanish ONLINE Courses

Upper-Intermediate Courses

After mastering the skills achieved in our Intermediate Spanish courses, move to the next level with our Upper-Intermediate courses: online advanced Spanish courses to make your speech more natural an achieve that point where you can feel you can talk about something else apart from your last holidays or the weather.

As well as the language, these courses offer a new perspective on Spanish speaking countries, their culture, their way of living and thinking. It also explains some social conventions which can be useful for students who plan to travel to Spain or Latin America.

Upper-Intermediate Spoken Course

Spoken Courses

Refund policy | Terms and conditions

Every month | 4-week – 1.5 hours session once a week

Upper-Intermediate Spanish – Spoken Starts 7th Sept
Upper-Intermediate Spoken | Wed– 11.30am-1pm 4 weeks Price: £70

Upper-Intermediate Spanish – Spoken Starts 6th Sept
Upper-Intermediate Spoken | Tue– 6.30-8pm 4 weeks Price: £70

Course content

At this level we expect from our students to be able to read some real material like small newspaper articles or blog entries.

Classes are aimed to speak Spanish so we will ask our students to prepare before the session. For that reason your tutor will give you some videos and/or text to prepare the topic in advanced.

Firstly, you will practice the vocabulary to make possible. In second place, the tutor will organise a more spontaneous and improvised discussion with your classmates in Spanish.

Sessions are design to provide what the student needs to improve the fluency and confidence.

Upper-Intermediate 1

Courses U-INT 1

We are not offering this course at this moment. Next term for regular courses is planned in October. You can check our spoken course above for this level.

Course content

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Talk about habits and daily routines in the presentation
  • Talk about past experiences
  • Talk about the beginning and duration of an action
  • Locate actions in the past
  • Make hypothesis about the future
  • Express facts or actions seen as possible in the future
  • Express wishes
  • Express prohibition
  • Generalize with impersonal structures

Grammar

  • Pretérito Perfecto vs Pretérito Indefinido
  • Pretérito Indefinido vs Pretérito Imperfecto
  • Verbal Periphrases empezar a/acabar determinar devolver a/dejar de + infinitive, seguir/llevar +gerund)
  • Desde/desde hace/desde
  • Form and use of Simple Future Tense
  • Conditional clauses ( Si + present , simple future/ depende dedepende de si)
  • Tenses Markers to talk about the future
  • Form and use of Present Subjunctive
  • Wishes (Que + Present Subjunctive/ Ojalá+ Present Subjunctive)
  • Temporal clauses to talk about the future (Cuando + Present Subjunctive/ Simple Future)
  • Daily routine expressions and verbs ( lo normal/lo habitual/lo raro es +infinitive/ verb soler)
  • Quantifiers ( todo el mundo, la mayoría, muchos, algunos…)
  • Expressions to talk about prohibition or permission (es obligatorio/ está permitido/prohibido/ + infinitivo/ se prohíbe/ se permite + sustantivo)

Vocabulary

  • Job adverts, cover letters and CVs
  • Important events in people’s in people’s life
  • Global issues
  • Social customs and traditions

Upper-Intermediate 2

Courses U-INT2

From 4th July till 15th Sep | 11-week – 2 hours session once a week

Upper-Intermediate Price Student discount
Upper-Intermediate 1 | Wed– 6.30-8.30pm 11 weeks | Starts 5th October £150

*£125

Upper-Intermediate 3 | Tue– 6.30-8.30pm 11 weeks | Starts 4th October £150

*£125

Upper-Intermediate 4 | Tue– 11am-1pm 11 weeks | Starts 6th July £150

*£125

Course Content

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Summarise the plot of a film or a book
  • Understand jokes
  • Tell stories
  • Give advice and recommendations
  • Give instructions
  • Describe an advert
  • Express wishes and complaints
  • Propose solutions

Grammar

  • Form and uses of the Direct and Indirect Pronouns
  • Linking words when telling stories ( y entonces, en aquel momentoal finalde repentede pronto)
  • Discourse markers and connectors ( Adverstive, Concessive and Causal Connectors)
  • Forma and uses of the Imperative Mood ( affirmative and negative)
  • Reflexive Pronouns/ Direct and Indirect Objects
  • The Present Subjunctive Mood : Positive and Negative

Vocabulary

  • Literary, Film and Television Genres
  • Cinema and Television Vocabulary
  • Advertising
  • House chores
  • Politics and society
  • Education

Upper-Intermediate 3

Courses U-INT3

We are not offering this course at this moment. Next term for regular courses is planned in October. You can check our spoken course above for this level.

Course Content

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Take and leave messages over the phone
  • Forward messages
  • Transmit commands, advices and requests
  • Tell stories and anecdotes
  • Show interest when listening to stories
  • Talk about causes and consequences
  • Express interests and feelings
  • Talk about relationships
  • Disagree in different registers
  • Soften statements of disagreement

Grammar

  • Reported speech ( Me ha dicho que.../Me ha pedido que…/ Me ha preguntado si/cuándo/dónde/por qué …)
  • Concessive and Causal Connectors
  • Form and uses of Pluscuamperfecto de indicativo
  • Combination of all the past tenses
  • Expressions with subjunctive/infinitive/nouns ( Me encantaMe fascinaOdioNo aguanto)
  • Probability expressions with Present Subjunctive

Vocabulary

  • Verbs that summarise the intention of the message (preguntarrecomendar, etc.)
  • Types of messages ( letters, emails, text messages, etc.)
  • Travelling and types of tourism
  • Verbs to express interests and feelings
  • Expressions to show disagreement
  • Adjectives to describe people’s personality

Upper-Intermediate 4

Courses U-INT4

We are not offering this course at this moment. Next term for regular courses is planned in October. You can check our spoken course above for this level.

Course Content

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe characteristics and operating modes of devices
  • Express your opinion about devices and objects
  • Assess situations and events
  • Express your opinion about actions and behaviour
  • Make hypothesis and speculations
  • Talk about mysterious events
  • Express different degrees of certainty

Grammar

  • Superlative adjectives
  • Exclamatory sentences
  • Prepositions in relative clauses
  • Use of indicative or subjunctive mood in relative clauses
  • Structures in the subjunctive mood (Me parece bien/mal/injusto…que)
  • The conditional mood
  • Future simple to tense to make hypothesis about the present
  • Structures in the indicative or subjunctive mood to express different degrees of certainty

Vocabulary

  • Adjectives to describe objects (shapes, materials, etc.)
  • Adjectives to assess the design of objects
  • Environment
  • Solidarity
  • Mysterious and paranormal events
  • Psychology
  • Sciences

Unsure about your level?

You can always contact us on WhatsApp, phone (131 507 0884) , info@saltedinburgh.co.uk to arrange a meeting or to make any enquiry.