Spanish: advanced conversation
Who is this course for?
Have you developed a good level of understanding and use of the Spanish language? Would you like to use your Spanish in a variety of real life situations? If the answer to the previous questions is yes, then the Advanced Conversation course is for you.
This 4 week course is for anyone who wants to consolidate and develop their skills further. If you have already studied Spanish for at least five years or spent some considerable time in a Spanish speaking country, this is the course for you.
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.
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.
• Express an opinion.
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 Intermediate and/or Conversation courses and would like to consolidate and develop their knowledge and skills. The course is also suitable for anyone who has lived in a Spanish speaking country and through doing so has developed a good knowledge of Spanish.
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.