Spanish Intensive Weekend - Upper Intermediate

Course details


Sat 11 May 2019 - Sun 12 May 2019
9.30am-4.00pm / 9.15am-1.30pm

Spanish Intensive Weekend - Upper Intermediate


Upper Intermediate    

Aimed at those who are near or at A level/B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and are able to use fairly correctly a more complex range of language to express and defend viewpoints in discussion. Can understand TV news and programmes in standard language, and interact with some fluency and spontaneity in familiar situations. Have well-developed skills and repertoire to understand extended speech and lines of argument. At this level you can expect to consolidate verb forms such as the past conditional and subjunctive and be able to use some abstract vocabulary as well as some idiomatic expressions.

Do you want to give your Spanish a boost? Come and join us for an interactive and fun language weekend! Nine hours of face-to-face teaching in small group classes.  As we can’t interview every applicant, we are limiting the numbers to 14 in each group to allow for possible transfers should you find, or your tutor should suggest, that you are not at the right level for you. You can ask to be moved up or down a level. Just come and speak to the Course Director for the Intensive weekend on the day.


Programme details

to be held at Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford



9.15am          Registration at Ewert House Reception

9.30am         Course starts – Session one

11.00am       Coffee / Tea*

11.15am       Session two

12.45pm       Baguette Lunch*

1.30pm         Session three

2.45pm         Tea / Coffee*

3.00pm         Session four

4.00pm         Course disperses


9.15am         Course starts – Session one

10.45am       Coffee / Tea*

11.00am       Session two

12.30pm       Coffee / Tea*

12.45pm       Session three

1.30pm         Course disperses


* All served in the Dining Room (lecture room 5 at Ewert House)


Please note this course is being held at Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford and NOT at Rewley House.

If you plan to drive to Ewert House, private parking is provided and permits will be available from Ewert House Reception on Saturday (and not before), all you do is fill out the parking form with your car registration number at the Reception desk when you arrive and then go and place it on your dash board.

Emergency contact for the weekend - Ewert House Reception: 01865 280800.

On arrival at Ewert House on Saturday you will be given a folder which will contain some information you should read before the start of the course. Inside you’ll find:

- a timetable for both days of the course explaining which room you’ll need to go to for each session;

- an inside plan of Ewert House with the room numbers clearly marked on it;

- an evaluation questionnaire; we’d be very grateful for any feedback to help us deliver the course that you really enjoy and can benefit from;

- a name badge to wear throughout the weekend

Should you find, or your tutor should suggest, that you are not at the right level for you, and wish to be moved up or down a level, please come and speak to Mashail Ali, Course Director for the Intensive weekend, after the first session on Saturday morning. You will find Mashail in Lecture Room 5 where your teas and coffees will be served during the breaks.

We wish you a successful and enjoyable time.



Accommodation is not included in the price, but depending on availability it may be possible to stay at Rewley House on Friday and / or Saturday night.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email  for details of availability and prices.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.



Tuition (includes baguette Saturday & coffee/tea both days): £112.00


If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.

Concessionary fees for short courses



Dr Mashail Ali

Director of Studies

Dr Ali is a Departmental Lecturer and Director of Studies in Language and Cultural Studies, OUDCE.