Beginners Spanish

Ref: C3671944

‘An introduction to basic Spanish for beginners, from greetings, shopping and ordering a drink, to finding your way around a menu or a Spanish town. Whether you’re planning a holiday or a trip to visit friends and relatives or if you’re simply interested in trying out a few words in Spanish, this course will give you a taste of the language and culture of Spain.’

Course aim

To enable learners to speak, write and understand some basic Spanish for everyday situations and to provide a brief introduction to Spanish culture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Introduce myself and use a range of greetings and farewells.
  • Talk about where I am from and where I live.
  • Use numbers to talk about dates and birthdays.
  • Order a drink and a snack in a bar or café.
  • Buy some basic items of food in a shop or market.

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • Homework will be set regularly, marked where necessary and feedback given appropriately.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • The tutor will provide a range of course materials. Details will be given at the first session.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • During the first session the tutor will give details of further learning sources, including a list of useful websites.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • It is hoped that learners will move to a second term to continue their learning.

Download full course outline

Beginners Spanish Course Outline

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  • 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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