Spanish: beginners 1

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Who is this course for?

This is a beginner’s course for anyone interested in learning the vocabulary and phrases and practice in small groups or pairs everyday situations that you encounter on holiday or when you are meeting new friends .

Course content

On this course you will learn –

• How to order a drink and a snack in a café or restaurant

• How to buy and ask times and buy a ticket at the station.

• How to ask your way and finding direction

• Hotel and accommodation, reservations

You will be taught in a small, friendly and supportive group where you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and make new friends.

Support and feedback

You will get continual support and feedback from your tutor throughout the course and have opportunities to discuss and review your progress.

Additional costs and requirements

No experience is necessary only willing to learn Spanish.

You will need a folder to keep handouts given at each lesson to help you to consolidate with the lessons.

You may wish to buy a Spanish dictionary, but this is not necessary.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


Effective language learning requires regular practise and reinforcement. You will be provided with short homework tasks to extend and consolidate the work done in the weekly session.

The tutor also encourages you to extend your learning by using other resources such as the internet.

About the tutor

I currently work as a Spanish Teacher for Learn Devon and for Adult and Community Learning in Paignton with South Devon College. 

Prior to this I worked for Plymouth University teaching Spanish in 1997 for 3 years. In 2000 I worked at Exeter College teaching Spanish GCSE for 3 years. 

While I was living in Northamptonshire I worked in Adult and Community Learning in Milton Keynes with Buckingham and Northampton County Councils, teaching Spanish at all levels including GCSE for 12 years 

I have also done various teaching one to one and translations for the Foreign Office in 1995 and 1996. 

I have worked as a Bilingual Secretary in Colombia in 1975 for 4 years before moving to England. 

I completed the City Guilds 7307 in teaching, the Assessor training D32, D33, Adult and training in Teaching RSA Stage 1 and 2, Spanish Studies in University Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. 

Currently I am learning French, which I am enjoy very much. 

“I love teaching Spanish as I get a great satisfaction seeing learners improving, achieving and progressing. Learning a second language as a native speaker I have experienced what it is like to be a language learner. Through my learning experiences I can help my learners’ build their confidence in the language and all aspects of learning. Teaching is my passion and I enjoy every minute of this lovely profession”.  

Start date18 Sep 2019
End date13 Nov 2019
Start time19:00
End time21:00
Concessions not available