Spanish: beginners 3
Who is this course for?
This course is continuation of Spanish beginners 2. You will expand your vocabulary and learn new topics so you can interact in a Spanish speaking country. It will to build up confidence in speaking and understanding Spanish.
-In this course we will learn:
– Dealing at the pharmacy, doctor and hospital.
– Finding accommodation such as campsites and understanding directions.
– Sport and hobbies socializing.
– Using the bank, money and services.
– Making phone calls, leaving a message.
– Describing places, talk about past events.
– Leisure and sports. Talking about your pastimes, family, and home.
We will look at present, past, future, conditional and Subjunctive tenses and the associated grammar. We will use authentic audio-visual material and web sites and advice to support your learning.
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.
A folder is important to keep the handouts and the information giving.
A piece of homework is giving to help you to consolidate 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”.