Degree level tuition is suitable for undergraduates studying languages as major or minor subjects, including students who are studying intensively at foundation level.
Students will study all core modules of reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, verbs and vocabulary. Aside from the linguistic aspects of the modules, students will also focus on current affairs and topical issues of interest and humanities modules including, but not limited to, film, literature, art, history, politics and poetry. For film and literature modules, classes focus on character analysis, themes and critical thinking for essay writing and seminar discussions.
We use plenty of audio-visual materials in lessons including news articles, videos, podcasts and social media streams, in order to expand students' ideas and broaden their knowledge of trends, data and statistics.
There is also a focus on essay, coursework and dissertation preparation to further students' writing skills including critical analysis, research techniques, journal studies, planning and formatting. Finally, this includes research skills to understanding methods and fact-finding techniques to gather data, statistics, journals and critical analysis.
Answering Degree level questions in context and approaching different styles of questions, e.g. gap fill, translation and comprehensions.
National and international news articles from newspapers, videos, podcasts and social media streams to broaden ideas, trends and assimilate data and statistics.
Advanced writing skills for essays, coursework and dissertations including critical analysis, research techniques, journal studies, planning and translation.
Revising more complex grammatical constructions, verbs, idioms and colloquial phrases to improve fluency.
Practise ideas on (dis)advantages, causes, consequences and solutions for all syllabus topics. Speaking and writing techniques to expand sentences, justify points of view and defend opinions.
Plenty of audio-visual materials to sharpen listening skills, accent differentiation and extracting what’s relevant from videos, audio and podcasts.
Access to downloadable templates, handouts, study guides and critiques.
Practising past university papers for reading, writing, speaking and listening appropriate to the relevant syllabus.
Revising character analysis, themes and critical thinking for essay writing practice and seminar discussions.
Fill in any knowledge gaps by revising and applying relevant topical terminology and synonyms to improve fluency.
Study of humanities subjects, such as art, history, politics and poetry, taken either as major or minor subjects, alongside language modules.
Understanding research methods and fact-finding techniques to gather data, statistics, journals and critical analysis.
My classes with Lucía have been amazing and have given so much confidence.The lessons flew by as we discussed a whole host of topics, picking up useful vocabulary along the way, and all of my mistakes were noted and explained. All of the resources were stimulating and modern.The result of this is that my Spanish has improved dramatically and I feel confident expressing my views. She is such a wonderful teacher and a truly lovely person and I cannot recommend her classes highly enough.
I am so unbelievably happy to tell you that I got a FIRST IN MY SPEAKING EXAM! I cant tell you how happy and shocked I am right now! I got a 2.1 in Spanish over all which I cant believe as I was so scared I would get a 2.2 as I found it so hard this year! I cant Thank you enough for all your help! You’ve been such a big part of improving my confidence and grades in Spanish and I’m in shock that I got a first in my speaking!
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