Spanish: improvers 2

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Have you been to courses to learn Spanish previously and feel that you have started to understand the basics of speaking, listening and writing. Would you like to know start using your Spanish in a variety of real life situations? Then the Spanish Improvers course is the one for you.

This 8 week course follows on from our previous Spanish Improve course last term and is for anyone who wants to consolidate and develop their skills further.

Becoming more proficient in a language can be daunting on your own and is much more fun with a supportive tutor and a group, where you can practice with each other and share the joys and challenges of learning a second language.

Course content

The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) although reading and writing elements will also be included. The course will be conducted predominantly in the foreign language. You will study grammar in more detail and will develop your ability to talk about present, future and past events. Pronunciation and the culture of Spanish speaking countries will be an integral part of the course.

You will learn how to:

• Describe people, places and events
• Exchange information on a variety of topics/situations
• Give and follow specific instructions
• Make simple arrangements
• Express an opinion
• Grasp general meaning of written material (e-mails, mobile text messages, letters, notices, leaflets etc)
• Practical dialogues

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

Initial assessment will identify your skills level at the start of the course and 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 one of our Spanish Beginners Plus courses or who has attended an Improvers course and needs to consolidate and develop their knowledge and skills before moving onto our Spanish Intermediate classes. The course is also suitable for anyone who has a good knowledge of basic Spanish be this through courses elsewhere or having lived in a Spanish speaking country for some time.

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.

You will also be encouraged to make use of other resources such as internet websites for self-study activities.

About the tutor

Rosa is an experienced Spanish tutor. She has been teaching in Adult and Community Learning for more than twenty years. She is also Senior Practitioner and has taught Spanish in a variety of settings and to learners of all levels and experiences.

Start date03 May 2019
End date28 June 2019
Start time13:00
End time15:00
Concessions not available