Talk Spanish

Ref: C3528688

This course for post-beginners / intermediate level is designed to build on the Spanish you already know and to help you develop the skills you need to speak and understand Spanish in everyday contexts within a supportive environment. We will also explore aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture, so you will gain a better understanding of issues that concern Spanish-speaking people. Study resources used in the classes are available on line for all students enrolled in the course, as well as tips on language learning and links to useful websites. Language topics will continue to cover situations you are likely to encounter when travelling or working in a Spanish speaking country. Grammar will include consolidation of all tenses. Being able to express an opinion is important; pair-work, group discussion and simple debates will enable you to develop your fluency. Suggestions will also be made on effective language learning, including ideas for developing memory skills.

Course aim

This course works primarily on further developing fluency skills giving you the confidence to communicate in Spanish at a post-beginners / intermediate level.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is designed for students with a basic to intermediate level of Spanish or for those who have studied Spanish in the past and would like to brush up their skills.

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

  • Express your opinion verbally on key topics covered during the course
  • Give a short, prepared talk on a topic of your choice
  • Understand longer written texts and distinguish past or future events
  • Understand the main points of a longer spoken passage
  • Summarise what makes Spain and Latin America different and why this is the case

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

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
  • Your tutor will give you regular oral feedback. Assessment will be informal eg paired work with another member of the group. (same as course 1)

What else do I need to know?

  • Most students like to jot down notes and vocabulary. All materials used in the class will be saved on Google Docs and the link emailed to all members of the group.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No preparation is required but suggestions will be made throughout the course as to how to build on what we cover in class. Many of these suggestions will be on line.

What can I do next?

  • Your tutor will suggest ways of further developing your skills. You will be given guidance as to which internet resources are best suited to your level. A reading list will be provided to interested students .

Download full course outline

Talk 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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