Spanish: Absolute beginners
Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants to learn the fastest growing spoken language in the world – Spanish, from scratch!
This course will give you the basics you need to survive in a Spanish speaking country, and will open a window on Hispanic culture.
Learning a language can be daunting on your own and is much more fun with a supportive tutor and a group, where you can practise speaking with each other and share the joys and frustrations!
This 8 week Spanish Beginners course will teach you how to exchange information in simple everyday situations.
You will learn how to:
* Request and understand information about restaurant and bar visits, travel, accommodation and transport
* Ask for and give directions
* Ask for information about local facilities
* Identify and request items in a variety of situations
You will also gain an insight into the culture where the language is spoken.
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 when possible.)
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 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
The only entry requirement is enthusiasm and a willingness to “have a go”.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Yes. You will learn more effectively if you are able to practise 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
Liz has taught languages in various foreign countries at many levels and is passionate about their importance in adult education. She aims to make language learning effective and enjoyable.