Beginner's Spanish

Ref: C2340747

The course will revise the language, pronunciation and Spanish numbers seen 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 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?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Returning learners have studied one term ( 22) hours 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 a 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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • 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.)
  • Notepad, pen, ring-binder for handouts and worksheets,small dictionary (Collins Easy Learning or similar)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Review Spanish seen to date, perhaps work through BBC "Talk Spanish 1" learner pack recommended in term one

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • progress to any Spanish Beginners` term three course projected at this venue or elsewhere.

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Beginner's Spanish

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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