WL7000

Spanish for a family holiday

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Who is this course for?

Families who are looking to develop their basic understanding and use of Spanish ready for going on holiday.

Learning a language can be daunting on your own. It’s much easier with a supportive tutor and a group, where you can practice with each other and share the joys and frustrations. It is also great to learn as a family, as you can then start to use what you have learnt in each class at home. This will quickly enable everyone to develop a basic grasp of the language and work together to improve and develop everyone’s linguistic skills.

Parents/grandparents are able to bring up to two children with them to the class. We actively encourage parents to bring their children, as the speaking and listening sections of the lessons will be aimed at families as a whole and so the session will be far more effective with everyone there.

Course content

This course will introduce you to Spanish pronunciation and simple everyday phrases and expressions.

• Meeting people and making friends, greetings
• Buying food in a cafeteria or restaurant
• Asking what entertainment is available for children/buying tickets for train/bus, or cinema
Hiring a bike, boat, car, buying a map and asking for directions

You’ll take part in varied activities with some individual work, pair work and whole family presentations.

This short course will give you and your tutor time to find out how you learn best and what interests you about learning a new language.

Support and feedback

You’ll need a pen, paper and a cardboard wallet for storing notes, hand-outs.

You may like to bring a drink or refreshments

This course is for anyone who would like to try out a language for the first time with their family.

Additional costs and requirements

You’ll need a pen, paper and a cardboard wallet for storing notes, hand-outs.

You may like to bring a drink or refreshments

This course is for anyone who would like to try out a language for the first time with their family.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes. You will learn more effectively if you are able to practice and revise between the sessions. Your tutor will give you short activities that you can do as a family. This will help consolidate and extend the work done in the session and give you fun ways to use what you have learnt at home.

You will also be encouraged to make use of other resources such as internet websites for self-study activities.

About the tutor

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”.

DayWednesday
Start date30 May 2018
End date30 May 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:00
CostFree
Concessions not available