Spanish: conversation 3

Alexander Centre, Tavistock

Who is this course for?

Would you like to become more confident and fluent in Spanish, so that you can sustain conversation with a native speaker, expressing your opinions and talking about current events? If so, this course is for you!

This 4 week course follows on from our Spanish Improvers courses and is for anyone who wants to consolidate and develop their skills further.

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 practise speaking with each other and share the joys and frustrations!

Course content

The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) although reading and writing 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 Hispanic countries are an integral part of the course.

You will learn how to:

• Exchange information on a variety of topics/situations
• Make complex arrangements
• Express your opinions and debate with others
• Grasp general meaning of written material (e-mails, mobile text messages, letters, notices, leaflets etc)

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 and aims 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.

You may like to bring a drink or refreshments

This course is for anyone who has attended our Spanish Improvers courses. The course is also suitable for anyone who has a good knowledge of Spanish, maybe having lived in a Spanish speaking country for 2 years or more. Please bring a willingness to “have a go” and plenty of enthusiasm, plus a sense of humour!

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.

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 date04 June 2019
End date25 June 2019
Start time09:30
End time11:00
Concessions not available