LC7115

Spanish: Beginners plus

South Brent Old School Centre, South Brent

Who is this course for?

Have you always wanted to learn Spanish? Do you want to be able to communicate at a basic level when you visit a Spanish speaking country?

Learning a language can be daunting on your own. It’s much more fun with a supportive tutor and a group, where you can practice with each other and share the joys and frustrations.

This course is for anyone who has attended a short Introduction to Spanish. It is also suitable for anyone who has a little basic knowledge and vocabulary and who wants to consolidate at a beginner’s pace.

Course content

This 10 week Spanish Beginners course will teach you how to exchange information in simple everyday situations.

You will learn how to:

– Book accommodation

– Order and pay for food and drink in a restaurant or cafe

– Ask for and give directions

– Deal with a variety of shopping scenarios.

The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) although some reading and writing will also be included.

During the course you will take part in varied activities. These are designed to help you understand and use the language effectively.

You will work individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources such as role play, audio and video clips.

Homework will provide an opportunity for self study including the use of online resources.

Support and feedback

There will be a variety of activities to assess progress throughout the course. You’ll complete an individual learning plan (ILP) and there will be opportunities for you to discuss your progress and aims with your tutor. The tutor will also provide written feedback.

Additional costs and requirements

You’ll need a pen, paper and a ring-binder for storing notes, hand-outs and homework. At the start of the course your tutor will advise you of any course book that might be required. Please don’t purchase anything before the course.

You may like to bring a drink or refreshments

This course is for anyone who has attended a short Introduction to Spanish. It is also suitable for anyone who has a little basic knowledge and vocabulary and who wants to consolidate at a beginner’s pace.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a  short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged  over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes. You will learn more effectively if you are able to practice and revise between the sessions. Your tutor will give you short homework tasks to help consolidate and extend the work done in the weekly session.

About the tutor

Rosa Carriegas currently works as a Spanish tutor for Learn Devon and Plymouth Adult and Community Learning Service. Rosa has been teaching Spanish in the Adult Education sector in Devon for over fifteen years.

Rosa comes from Bilbao, in northern Spain.

Rosa teaches a variety of courses, from Beginners to Advanced Spanish as well as accredited and conversation courses.

Rosa is also Senior Practitioner, Internal Verifier and Observer for Learn Devon.

In the past, Rosa also taught Science subjects.

I am passionate about education. I love teaching. Education is about love for learning. Language teaching is fascinating and it opens many doors in life.

Rosa Carriegas, Spanish tutor, Learn Devon

DayTuesday
Start date16 Jan 2018
End date27 Mar 2018
Start time18:30
End time20:30
Cost£120
Concessions not available