The aim of the course is to continue to develop communication skills in practical situations for students with previous experience of Spanish who want to develop their understanding of the language and culture and who perhaps intend to use the Spanish language on holiday or for work. The emphasis will be on developing all four skills areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. There will also be a focus on building further understanding of the structure of the language which will be introduced systematically throughout the course and integrated into the topics. Learning is supported with texts of current interest which give an insight into the culture behind the language. Topics include your environment, daily routines, shopping, food and drink, health and fitness, holidays and travel. As a guide, by the end of the course you should be able to: Take part in dialogues, discuss familiar topics, giving opinions, and discussing advantages and disadvantages. Understand spoken Spanish in familiar contexts. Read written texts on topics of interest to you, for example news reports, using strategies to help decipher unfamiliar language. Write on topics studied, successfully communicating your message.