Spanish: improvers

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

For adults who have completed two or three terms of Spanish courses and is not for absolute beginners. Language learning is much more fun with a group and a supportive tutor, where you can practice with each other and share the joys, frustrations and laughter. Practising with others is the key to learning a language.

Learning a language may be good for your memory, mental health and well-being.

Course content

Continue to build on, learn, extend and practise real life communication from some of the following:

Greet people, introduce yourself and others

Order drinks, snacks and meals

Shop and find your way around

Read information such as simple signs, lists and menus.

Numbers, the alphabet, days of the week and dates

Write short notes

Some of the language and culture of the country or countries concerned

…and take part in:

Working individually, in pairs and small groups, as well as with the tutor and the whole class.

A wide range of activities; designed to help understand and use the language effectively.

Use a range of interesting resources including video clips, listening material and the internet

Support and feedback

You will be encouraged to be responsible for recording your own learning with support and feedback from your tutor using an individual learning plan to record your targets, progress and achievements.

Additional costs and requirements

The tutor uses Pasos 1 and Espagne Viva, but please don’t purchase anything before the course is running. You’ll need a pen, paper and a binder or folder for storing notes, hand-outs and homework.

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 19 or over on 31st August 2019 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, effective language learning requires regular practise and reinforcement. You’ll be provided with short fun homework tasks to help consolidate and extend the work done in the weekly session.

You will be encouraged to make use of other interesting 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 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 University.

Having taught Spanish and Italian privately, since 1990, she decided to complete a British Teaching Adults qualification in 2000.

She is also is a British Red Cross Volunteer.

“I enjoy teaching languages to Adults and it has give 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.”

Start date24 Sep 2019
End date03 Dec 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available