Spanish: For your Holiday

Ref: C3528308

A fun course in basic functional Spanish for holidays. Communicatively-taught, this course focuses on listening, reading and speaking, rather than writing and grammar. You will learn how to meet and greet, order food and drink, ask for and understand directions, book into a hotel and other useful language.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to practical spoken Spanish for your holidays. A fun, communicatively-taught course.

Who is the course for?

No knowledge of Spanish required- course is for complete beginners.

What topics will this course cover

Topics are: dealing with social situations, ordering food and drink, asking for and understanding simple directions, using numbers and letters, asking for and understanding the time, shopping, buying tickets, booking a room, saying what you like, saying you are unwell and talking about the weather.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Feel more confident in a Spanish-speaking environment 2. Communicate in basic functional Spanish needed for a holiday 3. Understand basic spoken and written Spanish 4. Better understand and appreciate Spanish culture

How will I know I'm making progress?

1. Self assessment ('I can' tick boxes after every session) 2. Peer assessment (students are encouraged to correct and encourage each other) 3. Summative assessment (students take a final test marked by the teacher)

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Use of the internet at home would be useful but is not essential.

Reading and information sources

No preparation is necessary for this course.

What could the course lead to?

A higher level Spanish class may be available in the future. The teacher will signpost students to further materials for continuing progress.

Download full course outline

Spanish: For your Holiday Course Outline

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  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
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