Beginners' Spanish

Ref: C2338837

The course will revise the language,pronunciation and Spanish numbers learned in term one and look further into Spanish culture.Face everyday situations, such as using public transport, booking accommodation and explaining medical problems with more confidence.

Course aim

To consolidate and extend the knowledge of Spanish gained in term 1 To increase confidence and improve vocabulary. To be able to manage more everyday situations whilst living or travelling in Spain.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Learners returning to the class have studied one term (22 hrs) of Spanish:any learners new to the course should have followed a basic, short introductory course or have some prior experience of the language.

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

  • Recognise and use correct pronunciation
  • Use numbers confidently in various contexts
  • Explain a range of symptoms to the doctor and understand medical advice given
  • Book accommodation
  • Use and understand phrases needed for travelling on public transport

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Methods will include question and answer, presentation, discussion, research, group work, role play, individual work and written work.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Pen , notebook, ring-binder for handouts.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Spanish dictionary such as Collins " Easy Learning." For practice and reference, Talk Spanish 1 pack, BBC Publications.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Beginners' Spanish


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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