Beginners' Spanish

Ref: C2342863

Students will learn how to communicate in everyday situations. Subjects studied are likely to include ordering food and drink, finding places and asking directions, shopping and travel. Although this term follows a 7-week introductory term, complete beginners are welcome, as we will continue to practise the areas covered in the previous term.

Course aim

To develop the student's ability to converse in and understand simple Spanish when visiting Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries.

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:

  • find my way around and ask for directions
  • ask for prices and shop for food and other items
  • order food and drink and pay for it
  • Demonstrate basic language skills to use in when travelling in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries
  • show an increased development in my use of a range of numbers (at least 1 - 20).

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Course books- Talk Spanish 1 (BBC); Spanish for Beginners (Usborne). Handouts available until students can provide own books. NB: Talk Spanish is avaible with/without CDs, also as pack - books 1 + 2 + CDs, or complete with grammar book. CDs not necessary but advisable for listening practice.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This term will be a 7-week introductory course, followed by an 11-week continuation in the Summer term. If there is sufficient demand, the course may continue into the following academic year.

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Beginners' 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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