Spanish improvers

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

You should have competed three terms of Beginners courses and wish to practise and consolidate their language learning and build grammar, further vocabulary and confidence.

If you don’t continue to use it, you will lose it!

Course content

You will learn, practise and build on language such as:

Understand and take part in short conversations when travelling

Exchange information with others

Eating out

Book accommodation

Shopping, or finding the way

Read useful signs and tourist information

Fill in forms or write letters and messages.

Learn more about the language and culture of the country/countries

You will:

Practise and improve your listening, speaking reading and comprehension, using:

Information, signs, lists, menus and games

Work individually, and in pairs and small groups, as well as

with the tutor and the whole class

Use a range of resources including video clips, listening material for comprehension and the internet

Support and feedback

You’ll complete an individual learning plan (ILP). There is initial assessment and a variety of activities to assess your progress throughout the course. There’s discussion and written feedback with your tutor. This should be noted on your ILP.

Additional costs and requirements

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’ll need a pen, paper and a ring-binder for storing notes, hand-outs and homework.

You may like to bring a drink or refreshments

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes, effective language learning requires regular practise and reinforcement. You’ll be provided with 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

Dr. Dilcia Pacheco – Tutor biography

Dilcia currently works as a Spanish and Italian Language Tutor for

Learn Devon, Exeter College and with private students.

Her country of origin is Venezuela where she completed a Law

Degree at Venezuelan Central University. She came to Britain in

the late 1970s to complete a Masters degree in Maritime Law at

Glasgow University. She also completed a one year Diploma

course in Development Administration and Planning, at Bristol


Having taught Spanish and Italian privately, since 1990, she

decided to complete a British Teaching Adults qualification in


She is also a British Red Cross Volunteer.

“I enjoy teaching languages to adults and it has given me the

chance to encourage people, to take the challenge in learning

languages, which will help them to improve their skills and have

a better knowledge of Spanish and South American culture.”

Start date25 Sep 2018
End date04 Dec 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available