Beginners Spanish

Ref: C2525755

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This course builds on two previous WEA Spanish Beginners courses, so some knowledge of basic vocabulary and language structure is needed if you are joining for the first time. The emphasis is on using the language in everyday situations when visiting Spanish speaking countries. This is achieved through the repetition of key phrases, the use of themed, structured role play exercises and listening to audio material spoken by native speakers.

Course aim

This course will enable you to communicate in Spanish at a basic level, to discover more about Spanish speaking cultures and to encourage further study of the language, history and culture of the Spanish speaking world.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Ask about and understand how to use public transport in Spain.
  • Make a complaint in a hotel or restaurant.
  • Describe simple ailments and ask for remedies.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your 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.)
  • A file with paper, dividers and a pen will be needed. A small Spanish-English dictionary and simple phrase book would be useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Research on the topics to be studied may be helpful.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Beginners Spanish

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

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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