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Upper-Intermediate Spanish

After mastering the skills achieved in our Intermediate Spanish courses, move to the next level with our Upper-Intermediate courses.

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.

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Upper-Intermediate 1

  • Spring Term: 8th April – 20th June

    Materials are included in the price of all SALT courses. There are no extra books to buy.

    *Assessment necessary before enrolment

    Refund policy | Terms and conditions

    Upper-Intermediate Price Student discount
    Upper-Interm 1 | Tue– 11am-1pm 11 weeks | Starts 15th January

    Sorry, this course is now fully booked

  • 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 de/ terminar de/ volver 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 de/ depende 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

     

  • The book is included in the price of the course. Your tutor will provide you with the course book on the first day of the course.

    The book used for Upper Intermediate 1 is Aula Internacional 3 and includes a CD which is used in the class.

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  • Level of proficiency in Intermediate 2 (see above).

 

Upper-Intermediate 2

 

  • Spring Term: 8th April – 20th June

    Materials are included in the price of all SALT courses. There are no extra books to buy.

    *Assessment necessary before enrolment

    Refund policy | Terms and conditions

    Upper-Intermediate Price Student discount
    Upper-Interm 2 | Thu – 11am-1pm 11 weeks | Starts 17th January

    Price: £145

    *£115 Student

    Upper-Interm 2 | Thu – 6.30-8.30pm 11 weeks | Starts 17th January

    Sorry, this course is now fully booked.

  • 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 momento, al final, de repente, de 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

     

  • The book is included in the price of the course. Your tutor will provide you with the course book on the first day of the course.

    The book used for Upper Intermediate 2 is Aula Internacional 3 and includes a CD which is used in the class.

    aulainternacional3 small 100

  • Level of proficiency in Upper-Intermediate 1 (see above).

Upper-Intermediate 3

 

  • Spring Term: 8th April – 20th June

    Materials are included in the price of all SALT courses. There are no extra books to buy.

    *Assessment necessary before enrolment

    Refund policy | Terms and conditions

    Upper-Intermediate Price Student discount
    Upper-Interm 3 | Wed – 11am-1pm 11 weeks | Starts 16th January

    Price: £145

    *£115 Student

  • 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 encanta/ Me fascina/ Odio/ No aguanto)
    • Probability expressions with Present Subjunctive

    Vocabulary

    • Verbs that summarise the intention of the message (preguntar, recomendar, 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

     

  • The book is included in the price of the course. Your tutor will provide you with the course book on the first day of the course.

    The book used for Upper Intermediate 3 is Aula Internacional 3 and includes a CD which is used in the class.

    aulainternacional3 small 100

  • Level of proficiency in Upper-Intermediate 2 (see above).

To book these Spanish lessons using a different method please contact us on 0131 228 6788 or info@saltedinburgh.co.uk. If you have questions please visit our FAQs or contact us.* Student discount

Proof of current matriculation must be provided before your first lesson.

Next term
SALT has new blocks of Spanish lessons in Edinburgh starting in April.

Upper-Intermediate 4

 

  • Spring Term: 8th April – 20th June

    Materials are included in the price of all SALT courses. There are no extra books to buy.

    *Assessment necessary before enrolment

    Refund policy | Terms and conditions

    Upper-Intermediate Price Student discount
    Upper-Interm 4 | Wed – 11am-1pm 11 weeks | Starts 16th January

    Price: £145

    *£115 Student

  • 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
  • The book is included in the price of the course. Your tutor will provide you with the course book on the first day of the course.

    The book used for Upper Intermediate 3 is Aula Internacional 3 and includes a CD which is used in the class.

    aulainternacional3 small 100

  • Level of proficiency in Upper-Intermediate 2 (see above).

To book these Spanish lessons using a different method please contact us on 0131 228 6788 or info@saltedinburgh.co.uk. If you have questions please visit our FAQs or contact us.* Student discount

Proof of current matriculation must be provided before your first lesson.

Next term
SALT has new blocks of Spanish lessons in Edinburgh starting in April.