Hola Spanish for Beginners and Improvers

Ref: C3675278

Learn a new skill. Come and learn the basics of the Spanish language and culture: for pleasure, for work, to help your children or for your own health and wellbeing. Expand your vocabulary and expressions to talk about your family, daily life, and free time activities. Start getting familiar with useful expressions to talk about the present, what you do (work/study, etc) ,what you like doing in your free time and different hobbies. Learn how to talk about plans for your next holidays and/or the future. Develop your confidence practising your new skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphe.

Course aim

To introduce students to the basics of the Spanish language and culture and consolidate previous knowledge when giving personal information, talking about what they do, what they like doing and their plans for their next holidays and the future.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for beginners who have had a little exposure to the language and learnt a few words. It may not be completely suitable for students who have not benefited from experience, and they will have to do extra practice.

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

  • Introduce yourself and someone else and understand when other introduce themselves (name, jobs, where they live,etc)
  • Talking about where you live, work, study.
  • Talk about your daily routine, what you do during your day (going to work, study, etc) and how often you do things (understanding dates/times)
  • Talk about what you like doing in your free and other hobbies.
  • Talk about your next holidays and plans for the future

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

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.)
  • A notebook, a pen and a folder to keep your hand-outs and practice papers. The tutor will give you information on some books, dictionaries and other resources that can support your learning, and suggest how to use any resources you may already have.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • You can visit BBC languages http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/talk/

What can I do next?

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

Download full course information sheet

Hola Spanish for Beginners and Improvers


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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