Spain: Explore National Traditions
Who is this course for?
This course will be Exploring Spain, looking at the national traditions, and festivals. For example the Feria in Seville and the Fallas in Valencia. We will also look at fiestas and folklore. We will find out about important events in different cities, looking at the flamenco, the traditional pilgrimages and also the music, dance, arts, food, theatre, carnivals and family traditions from various places in Spain. You will experience more of the country and its customs.
This course will be looking at the music and different traditions from different places from the north to the south and how food, music and family traditions have been continued from many years. How have the food and the wine contributed to the traditions and folklore. We will look at important events in the Spanish calendar.
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 folder to keep handouts and information
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
A small piece of homework to help you to understand more the topic.
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”.