Improvers Spanish

Ref: C2338997

Ideal for those with basic knowledge of Spanish who are keen to review and extend their language skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Learners will have the opportunity to listen to and practise expressions and phrases in context and to develop the confidence to communicate in a variety of scenarios whilst increasing their understanding of Spanish grammar and consolidating any previous learning. Alongside this, learners will also have the opportunity to learn more general information about Spanish culture and lifestyle.

Course aim

To provide a further introduction to Spanish grammar and expressions and phrases, useful in everyday and holiday situations, and to develop the confidence to communicate effectively in a variety of scenarios.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • People with knowledge of basic Spanish vocabulary and an understanding of forming and using the present tense.

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

  • Understand how to form and use past tenses (preterite.imperfect & perfect) of some common verbs.
  • Understand how to form and use indirect verbs such as 'gustar' etc
  • Exchange information about self and others in present and past tenses
  • Order food and drink/discuss food choices in a café and restaurant
  • Ask for transport information

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

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
  • 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
  • There will be relevant homework exercises where appropriate. The tutor will ensure you are making progress through monitoring role-play and other practical activities.

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.)
  • Spanish/English dictionary Own writing materials Handouts and worksheets will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • A quick look through and revision of any previous learning would be helpful. The tutor will provide information of any reading, Internet sites or Apps during the course.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • During the course the tutor will give information about books, possible texts, CDs, DVDs, Internet sites and Apps that will facilitate further study and learDuring the ning.

Download full course outline

Improvers Spanish Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • 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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