Spanish: beginners 3

Alexander Centre, Tavistock

Who is this course for?

Would you like to speak more confidently when visiting a Spanish speaking country and build on your basic skills? Then this Beginners 3 course is for you.

This 4 week course follows on from our earlier Spanish Beginners courses and is for anyone who wants to consolidate their knowledge of basic key phrases and vocabulary and improve their understanding, ready for holidays in a Spanish speaking country.

Learning 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 frustrations

Course content

This 4 week Spanish Beginners Plus course will teach you how to exchange information in simple everyday situations.

You will learn how to:

* Request and understand information everyday situations

* 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.

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. There will be opportunities for you to discuss your progress with your tutor.

Additional costs and requirements

You’ll need a pen, paper and a file for storing notes, hand-outs and homework. No specific text book is required for this short course.

You may like to bring a drink or refreshments

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2018 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details. 

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.

Start date03 June 2019
End date24 June 2019
Start time09:30
End time11:00
Concessions not available