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!
You will learn, practise and build on language such as:
Understand and take part in short conversations when travelling
Exchange information with others
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
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.”