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Spanish — Beginners

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10 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

This short course is designed for absolute beginners or for those who know only a few words in Spanish, providing the ideal way to learn conversational Spanish, covering the basic situations you would encounter as a tourist. It is suitable if you want to learn for fun or if you intend to continue your study. There will be some reading and writing activities.

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to provide you with basic speaking and listening
skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which will increase your confidence
to 'have a go' when you are abroad.

On completion should be able to understand and participate in simple conversations in everyday situations.

The following topics will be covered during the course:

Greetings and introductions;
Talking about yourself and family;
Using numbers and understanding prices;
Ordering in a cafe;
Shopping for food;
Finding your way around;
Visiting the pharmacy/doctor.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course lecturer. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional Costs and Information

You should bring writing materials with you to make notes. Your lecturer will ask you to purchase a coursebook, which will be discussed during your first session.

This course runs on one day per week at the Chippenham Campus and the dates are:
15.09.20-24.11.20 Tuesday 18:00-19:30
12.01.21-23.03.21 Tuesday 19:30-21:00
This course also runs on one day per week online, and the dates are:
14.09.20-23.11.20 Monday 19:30-21:00

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses


Career Opportunities

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Development Worker

  • Political Risk Analyst
  • Languages Teacher
  • Speech And Language Therapist

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It is thought that there are up to 7,000 different languages spoken around the world today. More than half of the world’s languages have no written form.

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