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Spanish Beginners
Spanish Beginners

Spanish Beginners

Level 0

Course Overview

Part Time
Certificate

Are you interested in finding out more about Spanish language and culture? Do you enjoy holidaying in Spain, and want to get by in the language? Do you have family or friends who live there and speak the language? Do you have a holiday home there, or maybe you are thinking of buying one? Then this is the course for you.

“Students make good progress in lessons and are keen to demonstrate their new-found knowledge and skills.” (Ofsted, 2016)

This course is suitable for students who have never studied Spanish before or who studied the language years ago and want to go back to the basics. Over the course of the three terms students will:

  • Study the vocabulary of everyday topics which will enable them to get by when travelling to the country and to communicate on a simple level with local people
  • Be introduced to simple but authentic and real reading texts
  • Become familiar with the basic rules of grammar, enabling them to create simple sentences independently and to produce simple pieces of writing such as postcards & informal emails
  • Through the study of the language, become familiar with many aspects of life and culture.

By the end of the course students will have studied a selection of the following topics:

  • Greetings, goodbyes and other social expressions
  • Family and personal details
  • Numbers, dates, time, colours
  • Where I live / my home
  • Work and daily routine
  • Free time and hobbies / likes and dislikes
  • Out and about (in the café/restaurant, directions, shopping, booking a room in a hotel)

Students will become familiar with grammatical structures such as:

  • Gender (masculine, feminine)
  • The present tense of regular and some irregular verbs.
  • Question and negative forms
  • Agreement of Adjectives

You do not need to bring anything more than pen and paper and the willingness to try out the language to the first lesson. The teacher will let you know which text book is going to be used, so that you can purchase / order it before the next class (cost £12.00 - £15.00). Students need to keep a portfolio of their work, so ideally bring an A4 folder, paper and plastic wallets.

N.B. Please bring your College receipt to the first class together with your College ID.

  • There are no entry requirements for the Beginners Course.  All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to put in regular study outside the classroom.   The course is divided into 3 terms over the academic year.  Please note that each term is enrolled and payable separately.

     

    If you have completed the first term of this course, either here previously or at another institution, then it may be possible to join the group in January.  Please contact Student Services for further details.

     

    Please note that all courses are subject to a minimum number of learners.  We endeavour to run all classes on the first evening, but a minimum number of learners must have pre-enrolled.  Please do enrol early to ensure that the class will run on the first evening.  A decision to continue to run the class will be made based on the number of learners who attend in the first week.

     

    We recommend that students start in September and continue through to June.  It may be possible to join at the beginning of the second term but this must be with the permission of the tutor and with the reassurance that the student has sufficient prior knowledge. It is not possible to join in the third term.

  • If students complete the Beginners Course successfully, provided there is sufficient interest, they can move on to the next level.

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