South America: Explore Food and drink

Online South

Who is this course for?

This course will be looking at the different types of food and drink from various countries of South America. The variation of types of food that each country offers and the production of food of their regions. We will look at the traditional markets and flavours that you can find in different dishes and snacks and different ways of cooking. You will be surprised how many of the spices and the fruits will be new to many of you. From tacos in Mexico, to ceviche in Peru and chicken stews how the empanadas will vary from country to country. An opportunity to widen your vocabulary.

Course content

This course will give you and insight of the culture of the food and drink will give you and understanding of the diversity and innovation to food and give you some recipes that will give you the flavour of some of the dishes of South America from various regions and the diverse climate and combination of land that has influenced to have the variation of drinks, fruits. Spices, vegetables, sauces. We will be looking at the cuisine and the traditions

You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom.  You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.

Additional costs and requirements

This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course. You will need a ring-binder for stores notes, handouts and homework

About the tutor

Your tutor will be Maria Pollock

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 date15 March 2021
End date29 March 2021
Start time19:00
End time20:00
Concessions not available