Beginners Spanish

Start date(s):
18 Sep 2017
Duration:
20 weeks
Level:
E-Level
Course Code:
1028496
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£265
Funding

Overview

This Course is designed to gradually develop skills to speak and understand simple Spanish in everyday contexts.

This course will give you not just language skills but also a real feel for Hispanic cultures, as it is taught by a qualified tutor who is a native speaker of the language.

By the end of the course, you will be able to speak and understand simple language and will have developed an understanding of aspects of Spanish and Latin American society and culture.
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Aims

The aim of the course is to enable you to learn the basics and increase your familiarity of the language using an interactive method and to practice the knowledge acquired in a supportive and friendly environment.

Modules

The modules will take you through a wide range of practical situations such as:
  • Rules of pronunciation
  • Basic grammar and common verbs
  • Using greetings
  • Introducing yourself and others
  • Giving personal information (e.g. nationality, address, phone number)
  • Giving the time
  • Talking about yourself and family
  • Ordering food and drink
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Describing people
  • Describing daily routine
  • Describing hobbies, leisure activities and sports
  • Shopping (food, clothes, other items)
  • Describing holidays and weather
  • Asking and giving directions
  • Traveling and Holiday accommodation
  • Minor health problems
  • Events in the future

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Lectures
1.5
Independent Learning
1.5

Delivery

Monday:
6.30-8.00
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

There is an interactive method of teaching and assessment to provide ample opportunities to practise the language in realistic contexts, with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills.

Study resources include printed materials; podcasts and video clips featuring recordings by native Spanish speakers; useful websites with a variety of online activities – which support independent learning.

There is no formal examination for this course.

If you wish to take the study of the language further, you will be able to progress onto the Level 2 Spanish (20 weeks).

What else?

Learning languages helps to:
  • Develop an understanding of another society and culture
  • Network with people from around the world
  • Be more marketable and have a greater worth in the labour market
  • Enrich and get the most out of travel experiences.
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Entry Criteria

No previous knowledge of the language is required.