Spanish improvers : part 1: FULL

Online East

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. This is part one of a 5 week course.

These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around being anxious in the workplace or generally the ‘new’ outside world. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.

Course content

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. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.

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

Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and written feedback on your progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.

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.

This course is offered online to support continued learning during lockdown.

Please note if/when lockdown is lifted this course may be redirected to face to face learning.

The time and day will remain the same, along with your tutor.

The venue for direct learning will be at the Kennaway Centre, Exmouth EX1 8DL

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.

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 given 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 date01 Feb 2021
End date08 Mar 2021
Start time13:00
End time15:00
Concessions not available